Northern journey, leg 4.1: Anne of Green Gables

I am firm in the belief that pictures often tell a story better than words, however artfully strung together. Our visit to Prince Edward Island was magical in more ways than I can articulate, but surely one of the loveliest experiences was our trip back in time at the Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish. The Campbell property, where author Lucy Maud Montgomery spent much of her childhood with her aunt and uncle, inspired the setting for Anne’s story. If you’ve watched the beautifully interpreted Netflix series, Anne with an E, you may find these photos familiar. In all honesty, I somehow never read the Anne of Green Gables books; but now, having learned more about the prolific writer—arguably PEI’s most famous citizen—and having seen this captivating place, they have jumped to the top of my queue.

Because of the off-and-on rain and some construction underway at the visitors’ center, I don’t have a worthy shot of the exterior of the house.
The Green Gables Heritage Place is a beautifully executed homage to Montgomery and her love for PEI.
I was lucky to catch a momentary sunburst for this shot of the gardens.
The parlor. The details on all of the pieces are wonderful.
Geraniums framing the garden view.
The pantry.
The dining room.
Note the young girl’s clothes laid out on the bed.
I couldn’t resist donning the Anne hat and braids. You can see the front of the house in the background.

Next time… dunes and lighthouses.

6 thoughts on “Northern journey, leg 4.1: Anne of Green Gables

  1. Ron

    Nice hat, I would have tried it as well. What fun visiting a heritage home. I loved the kitchen shot, it reminded me of my great-grandmother’s kitchen. Can’t wait for the dunes and lighthouses.

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  2. Bernice

    What a fantastic experience! I adore Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Barbara Hershey. I never read the books either but maybe when I retire I will take the opportunity. I just added the Netflix version to my watch list. 🙂

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