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August 2014 - Cavendish Prince Edward Island
Once again my patient husband humoured me on a visit to Anne of Green Gables. He just doesn't understand the adoration for a fictional character.
Green Gables is in Cavendish, however there is plenty of Anne in Charlottetown!
Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery, and since her death another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.
Japanese are especially enthralled with Anne. This is a sugar replication of the Green Gables house in the Confederation Centre for the Arts where the play Anne of Green Gables takes place.
The photo is not great as the lights were bouncing off the glass.
Wednesday started out sunny but we encountered various lashings of rain as we drove around the island, as I said before, wait five minutes and the weather will change!!!
We debated whether we had been to Green Gables when we were last here in 1990. I said no, John said yes. I checked our photos from 1990 and we had. But what a difference now.
The next photo is from 1990 when you could just drive by and get a shot.
Now it is run by the Parks Canada as a historic site with entrance fees. Serviced with park attendants, many more buildings and a gift shop.
We got there at 4:30 and it closes at 5 PM. We were astounded to see several tour buses in the parking lot and as we entered we were surrounded by Asian tourists snapping photos everywhere.
The house itself is the same.
The house is large!
The amount of wallpaper made me feel a little psychedelic!