Thursday, January 04, 2007

Green Gables

Here is the sign at the entrance of Green Gables in Cavendish, PEI. In the first post about PEI I referenced the story of Anne of Green Gables which was written by Lucy M. Montgomery. This is an excellent depiction of the scene back in Lucy's time and its amazing how the scene has remained mostly unchanged till today (with restoration of course). I might have to watch the 8 hour made for TV show again which takes Anne from her arrival at Green Gables till when she is done school. It's rated as 4 and 1/2 out of 5 on the site where you can buy it for 13 bucks for 4 hours of movie !

Entrance to Green Gables and the visitor center. It is winter time and we were the only people there so no fee to pay to get in but also we couldn't actually go "in" so the pictures and my experience were from the outside looking in. Its a pretty small attraction and could probably be completed in about 30 minutes as it consists of the barn and the house. Also there is walking trails around that go through the lush forests and rolling hills.

A view of the house from the North East side of the property. It is surrounded by trees to all sides except the south so it gives good protection from the cold north wind today.

Here is the plaque describing who Lucy Maud Montgomery was. I tried my best to break off the snow and ice and also enhanced the image to have the greatest contrast. I would recommend anyone to visit PEI. Summer would be the season as there are lots of beaches and ocean front. It appeared on the drive to Cavendish that there are lots of cottages on the water for rent and there are not any hotels that I saw anyways.


Whisky Yankee said...

Is there no end to this man's talents! Now the Literary! Am keeping this post away from my wife in case she wants to visit the place! Actually, PEI looks just our sort of place. Will bear it in mind. Thanks FD. Take care.

Flyin Dutchman said...

Hey WY,

Good to hear from you ! If you chose to do a tour of the Maritimes you will be able to see alot within a short time and the scenery is second to none (or maybe BC :)