|Evangeline was the creation of Longfellow. Yet her character has been|
adopted by Acadians as a symbol of the struggles of early settlers.
|This was never a real church but built as historically accurate as possible.|
|this inside of the chapel has panels with the names of some of those expelled|
|The curators try to keep the gardens as authentic as possible, only growing plants that were in use then|
|Much of the land was reclaimed from the sea by a system of dykes.|
|The Grand Pre National Historic Park is a total recreation of a typical early settlement. In building the recreation Park Canada used only materials and techniques then available (except for code requirements).|
|The gathering place|
|Our Park Canada guide is wearing a felt hat in the original style, but without the mercury that made "mad hatters". His shirt is linen, made from flax, and his pants and socks are woolen. A beaver fur, used to make felt, is on the table|
|This gentleman is wearing period clothing and using period instruments to turn a dow.|
Our next stop was in the Royal Historical Botanical Gardens in Annapolis Royal, NS., a fairytale land if ever there was one.
|The Big Bad Wolf would never be able to blow down this little cottage in the woods.|
|Gigantic white hydrangeas.|
|If anyone knows what these are please tell me.|
|Adam and Eve in the Garden of Annapolis.|
I'm sorry I didn't get the sculptor's name.
|The yellow building behind Evangeline houses a German restaurant where we had a delightful lunch.|
|Across the street from the German restaurant is Fort Anne National Historic Site. This is Canada's oldest historic site. The fort was built by the French but alter occupied by the British. No, this is not a Currier & Ives.|
|Ehe main fortification is earth. The entire Fort is laid out in a star shape which makes every part of it defensible from somewhere else. The earthen walls also resist canon fire and make it hard for the enemy to storm inside.|
|A period version of the Union Jack|
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|A poster shows the layout of the fort. The earthen walls also make the fort difficult to see fro the water.|
|Rosie is so embarrassed when she sees such signs. Like she needs to be told this!|
|The Port Royal Habitation|
Tomorrow we leave for another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, NS. See you there!