rfmcdonald: (photo)
The approach to North Rustico Beach, facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence, could not be better designed.

Towards North Rustico beach (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #latergram


Towards North Rustico beach (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram


Towards North Rustico beach (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Cavendish Grove, a winding network of paths through trees not far from the north shore, was built on the grounds of the well-loved but now closed amusement park of Rainbow Valley. It was a lovely space to eat lunch, but a bit disorienting to pass by places I knew quite well--there were the paddle boat ponds, there was the castle barring entry to the park, there was the UFO, over there was the talking owl--only to see nothing there.

Cavendish Grove (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned


Cavendish Grove (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned


Cavendish Grove (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned


Cavendish Grove (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned
rfmcdonald: (photo)
There is not that much to the site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish childhood home, just paths around the sandstone foundation and plenty of trees and a garden, and farmer's fields beyond. It's still a peaceful place, and a beautiful place, hinting at the reasons for Montgomery's love of this corner of the island.

Fields by the site #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #latergram


Path #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #path #latergram


The site #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #path #latergram


The site (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #path #latergram


Foundation #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #latergram


Path out #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #latergram


Garden #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #gardens #latergram


Route 13 south #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #route13 #latergram
rfmcdonald: (Default)
The Site of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish home marks the place where infant Lucy Maud was raised by her grandparents following the death of her mother. The home itself is gone, but the museum/gift shop holds some artifacts of note.

Site of L. M. Montgomery's Cavendish Home #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery #latergram


#pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery


Typewriter #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery


Books #books ##princeedwardisland #cavendish #lmmontgomery
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Cavendish's Friendly Lane, a street meandering off of Route 13 just east of the intersection with Route 6, is most famous as the street home to Canadian senator Mike Duffy, he who had been acquitted of charges of misusing public funds and of misrepresenting his residency on the island. There are other things to Friendly Lane, like nice views: if one looks to the east, across the green fields with cylindrical bales of hale stretching down to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, one would scarcely be displeased. It would be a nice place to live, at least in summer when the Gulf is not ice and the cold winds would not be blowing onto shore.

Fields of Cavendish (1)


Fields of Cavendish (2)


Fields of Cavendish (3)
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Looking west on Route 6 at 13 #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #route6
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Prince Edward Island's Route 6 is seen here in Cavendish, looking west just west of 6's intersection with Route 13 at Cavendish Cemetery. Green Gables House lies just a few minutes' walk in this direction, among the craggy pines.
rfmcdonald: (photo)
The Cavendish Cemetery, on the southwest corner of the intersection of routes 6 and 13, is famous around the world as the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery rests in eternal peace. Alongside her are buried many of her relatives, including her mother and her maternal grandparents, MacNeills all. A sign at the entrance asks visits not to leave artificial flowers.

Approaching Cavendish Cemetery #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #latergram


Graves of MacNeills #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #lmmontgomery #macneill #grave #latergram


Entrance #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #lmmontgomery #latergram
rfmcdonald: (photo)
The Haunted Woods Trail is one of the major trails extending from the Green Gables house. This one extends east, into a patch of second-growth forest that has grown up on farmland abandoned since the National Park's creation in the early 20th century, on lands that--we are told, by signposts--are marked by the historic presence of Montgomery.

Haunted Woods Trail (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (6) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (7) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (8) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables


Haunted Woods Trail (9) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Green Gables #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Notwithstanding this summer's drought, the lines to see Green Gables House are eternal.
rfmcdonald: (photo)
The centrepiece of Cavendish's Green Gables Heritage Place is, of course, Green Gables House itself. Owned by the MacNeills, cousins of the young Lucy Maud Montgomery, this house inspired the setting of Anne of Green Gables. The interior is that of a well-appointed prosperous farmhouse from the late 19th century, narrow stairwells and beds for the hired help and all.

Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables

Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables

Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables


Inside Green Gables House #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #anneofgreengables
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Green Gables House circa 1966 #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengableshouse #greengables #toronto #ryersonimagecentre #nytimes #thefarawaynearby


Yesterday, I linked to a National Observer report about an exciting new exhibit at the Ryerson Image Centre, of a cache of old New York Times photos acquired by that museum of photography and put on exhibit. The Faraway Nearby is indeed a good exhibit--I stopped by last night. My attention was caught particularly by a photograph taken of Green Gables House in 1966, long before the house had acquired its accretion of ersatz farm buildings and vast parking lots. The contrast with some of the photos I have been sharing--in particular, with yesterday's photo post--is enlightening.
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Before Green Gables (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Before Green Gables (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Before Green Gables (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Before Green Gables (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Before Green Gables (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


The line to enter Green Gables House is long, but happily there are things to see while you wait.
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Surrounding Green Gables House to the north is a passable reproduction of an Edwardian farm complex, barn and sheds and all arranged around a dusty yard. All this has been built up in the nearly two decades since I was last at Green Gables.

Around the farm (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Around the farm (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Around the farm (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Around the farm (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse


Around the farm (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Anne of Green Gables doll #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #anneofgreengables #greengables #greengableshouse #dolls


The Green Gables Heritage Place gift shop is full of Anne memorabilia, as one would expect, all different sizes and forms and in any number of languages.
rfmcdonald: (photo)
The interior of the Long River Presbyterian Church, relocated to Avonlea Village and now a place not of worship but of music and theatre, is sparse and evocative. I just wonder what the church's builders,
a congregation divided over the controversial issue of allowing music in service, would think of its use now.

Long River Church, interior (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #architecture


Long River Church, interior (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #architecture


Long River Church, interior (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #architecture


Long River Church, interior (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #architecture


Long River Church, interior (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #architecture
rfmcdonald: (photo)
I posted last August about how the old Long River Presbyterian Church, dating from the late 19th century and at risk of decay, was relocated to Cavendish's Avonlea Village where it was eventually rebuilt into a theatre. It's still there, looking handsome in its new home.

Long River Church, exterior (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #churches


Long River Church, exterior (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #churches


Long River Church, exterior (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #churches


Long River Church, exterior (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #churches
rfmcdonald: (photo)
Reprint, commemorative Confederation map of the Island #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #avonleavillage #longriverchurch #maps #canada  #canada150


This reproduction of a map of the Island commemorating the different delegations attending the Charlottetown Conference hangs on the wall of the Long River Church. In the spirit of #Canada150, sharing it seems wise.

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