Thursday, April 24, 2014

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Lucy Maud Montgomery loved it and missed it tremendously after moving to Ontario: "Oh, my Island is matchless—matchless. I feel that I did some violence to my spirit in leaving it. I belong here. It is mine—I am its own. It is in my blood. There is a part of me that lives only here." Thousands of visitors come to the Island they learned about from Montgomery's books (all but one of them take place in PEI). I also came for Anne and Maud but keep coming back for the Island...

If you plan to visit PEI, I recommend a wonderful ebook of some of the most breathtaking places on the Island: "A Photographers Guide to Prince Edward Island". John Sylvester and Stephen DesRoches, two exquisite photographers, share their favorite locations to photograph. It is truly worth getting! The ebook can be downloaded here:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Park Corner

Another interesting homestead on Prince Edward Island can be found in Park Corner. Grandfather Montgomery's house is located very close to the Lake of Shining Waters and is believed to be an inspiration for Ingleside. Young Lucy Maud visited Grandpa Montgomery's house where she got to see china dogs Gog and Magog (later she used them in the Anne series) and the rosebud tea set.


The Lake of Shining Waters:

Anne of Green Gables Museum is located across from the Lake of Shining Waters in Park Corner. Young Lucy Maud loved visiting her Uncle John and Aunt Annie Campbell's home called Silver Bush. This is where she spent a lot of happy times with her cousins and this is where she got married on July 5, 1911. After leaving Prince Edward Island Montgomery on numerous occasions helped her relatives save this farm.