Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Canada - Green Gables House

Green Gables House and the surrounding lands set the scene for the fictional novel Anne of Green Gables, by Canada's celebrated author and local islander Lucy Maud Montgomery. Every year thousands of visitors flock to this quaint Victorian farmhouse to experience what inspired the world famous story.

Sent by Heather from Prince Edward Island, Canada.

This is from Wikipedia : Green Gables is the name of a circa-19th century farm that is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, and is one of the most notable literary landmarks in Canada. The Green Gables farm and its surroundings are the setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The site is also known as Green Gables Heritage Centre. A national historic site in its own right, it lies within Prince Edward Island National Park.

The Green Gables farm was owned by the Macneill family, who were cousins of author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The farm's name is derived from the rich dark green paint of the gables on the farmhouse. The main exterior walls of the farmhouse are painted white.

Montgomery visited the farm as a young girl and based her best-selling Anne of Green Gables series of books on the Green Gables farm. She drew romantic inspiration from the house, as well as the surrounding area, including the "Haunted Woods", "Lovers Lane", and "Balsam Hollow."

Upon Montgomery's death, her wake was conducted from the living room of the Green Gables farmhouse for several days prior to her funeral at the local Presbyterian church and burial in the nearby Cavendish Community Cemetery.

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