I’m going out on a limb here to suggest that the book Anne of Green Gables, and its author Lucy Maud Montgomery, are Canada’s most recognized literary exports … they are most certainly in the top five.
Even in my youth, I couldn’t see the attraction to this freckled, red-headed, and outspoken girl. Personally, I thought Anne was obnoxious, but the truth is, this character appears to be well-loved around the world.
Helen and I were out on the Trans-Canada Trail this week when Helen casually mentioned that Lucy’s home, where all of her children had been born, was nearby. Of course that meant we had to make a special excursion to visit this heritage building.
Our little side trip brought us to a charming house shaded by the large leafy trees in the front yard … and more importantly, what turned out to be lots of doors and doorways.
As I approached the front door to take a photo, it suddenly opened and a woman popped out to say hello. I had thought the house was a small heritage museum, and was now mortified, thinking we were trespassing on the front step of a private home.
Happily, it did turn out to be a museum, and the woman was in the process of conducting a private tour. However, she invited us inside to look around on our own.
The house was an interesting little rabbit warren of rooms with doors leading off in all directions.
These are my favourite photos from that very brief visit. Click on any photo to enlarge. Sadly, my photos of the gorgeous old front door were unusable.
This hiking trip proved to me that door excursions can happen at any time, including when I least expect it … like when I’m sweaty and wind-swept from the trail. I can only imagine what this woman thought as she noticed 2 unkempt-looking women poking around the front door!
Thursday Doors is a weekly photo challenge hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.