Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Stroll Through Town

Hello Everyone,
      I can't believe that July is over already and summer is half gone. We have had a lot of cooler damp days, so unless August,  and early September is  hot, it has been a short summer. However, as a gardener I won't complain because everything has done so well and the blooms have lasted longer too. I haven't had to water even the windowboxes and planters much this year. So, like they say behind every cloud there is a silver lining!
  Anyway, today I thought you might enjoy a stroll through town-Charlottetown that is which is our Capital city here on Prince Edward Island-it boasts a population of 33,000 Not big by most standards but that is part of the charm.
  Any of these photos are in walking distance of each other and make for a pleasant stroll. Every year we have thousands of visitors that come to the Charlottetown Harbor by cruiseship so this is some of the sights they could walk by and a lot more that I haven't shared yet.
You can sit for awhile and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the evening. when I was here there was a small band playing just below by the restaurants that are in the above photo.

We have lots of beautiful churches and many are open for tours.
Look up!
Great George Street
Beautiful Architecture.
You can tour the gardens at Fanningbank at any time-aren't they beautiful?
Fanningbank
You might enjoy watching the sailboats go by in the harbor.
Linda! -is that you walking down the street -not yet but soon. Have I mentioned that my blogging friend Linda(Beautiful Ideas blog) from NFLD is coming to visit our fair Isle this week and she is coming to visit me! I am really looking forward to it.
There are lots of beautiful homes to see!
Some summer shops down at the harbor for you o snoop around in.
A lovely park down by the harbor. There is a nice boardwalk around the waterfront that many Islanders enjoy as well as visitors.

The beautiful old stone church where my husband and I got married.
And now that the sun is starting to set at the end of the boardwalk our little stroll is coming to an end.

Thank you for coming along!

Carolyn

23 comments:

Rosetta said...

La tua città è bellissima!Amo i giardini e le case!Saluti,Rosetta

La Table De Nana said...

It's beautiful..I have never been..hope to one day..C'est beau beau beau~

Susan said...

Ohhhh, thanks for the tour, Carolyn. Everything looks great and very picturesque. Sincerely, Susan

Fru Friis said...

Jeg har ikke rigtig styr på om Google translate vil oversætte dette for dig, jeg er nemlig ikke så stærk i engelsk at jeg vil kaste mig ud i en længere kommentar, derfor får du det på dansk! :o)

Hvor er det nogle skønne billeder du viser fra din have og dit nærmiljø, jeg får virkelig lyst til at besøge området. Jeg vil fortsat følge din skønne blog.

Mange havehilsner fra fru Friis

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely sights and what a beautiful day. Love the garden in the park. V

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Jeg kan rigtig godt li` billederne nr. 8 & 9, Så mange skønne blomster.
Tak for rundvisningen.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, You live near a beautiful town. Thank you for the tour. I hope you enjoy visiting with your blogging friend, Linda. Take care, Jen.

Екатерина К said...

Beautiful

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn
How lucky you are to live in such picture perfect town. I'm not surprised the cruise ships stop by.
Anna

podso said...

Thank you for posting this. Totally delightful to see your town!

Shirley said...

Thank you for this lovely stroll. I enjoyed every photo. The gardens and harbor are simply stunning as are the churches.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thanks for the tour.it is some place I have always wanted to go to. Beautiful....

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

And what a gorgeous town! You take awesome pictures. Stop by my blog sometime for a visit of California...

ciao!

Jojo said...

It's is perfectly lovely! I'm adding PEI to my travel wish list.

mollydianeh said...

Thanks! I needed that little stroll! Found your blog through"...cabin and cottage" and I'm soooo glad I did. Thanks for sharing!
mollydianeh.blogspot.com

Linda at Beautiful Ideas! said...

Wow, Carolyn! My hubby has been wondering what I've been up to these past few days - he has now found me out through your blog post! Tee hee! Thanks for the mention - I laughed so hard!!! We cannot wait to meet you and 'Mr. Carolyn' in person. Only 7 more sleeps...

I actually bought a new camera today, just so I could take some pics of your garden (Santa had brought me a Nikon but I wanted something a little smaller to take touring with me).

When do your photography classes start, my friend?! SMILE. What gorgeous shots of Charlottetown and area! I cannot wait to see these views in person!

From one islander to another, you are deserving of a "PEI Ambassador Award!"

Hugs,
Linda :-)
Your friend in Newfoundland!

poppilinnstudios said...

Thank you for the beautiful tour! What a lovely town.
-Lynn

Cindy said...

It is so beautiful that I want to cry, it would take me weeks to see it all to fully take it all in. I must go there one day. Only four years off now!
Thanks for the lovely tour,
Cindy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You have a beautiful town Carolyn! Thank you for sharing those photos! I have heard good things but your photos really showcased the highlights!~Hugs, Patti

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Beautiful! Small towns are so charming. Oh, and for a minute, I thought it was your garden showing! ;)

Have a great day. Can´t believe it´s already August!

-Sanna

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful tour Carolyn. PEI is such a beautiful province and it's one I've haven't seen yet. Coming from BC and Manitoba I've seen the western provinces but haven't gotten past Kenora Ontario eastward yet. Hubby and I talk of taking a month once he retires and driving up to PEI and working our way down the eastern States down to Missouri following the fall colours...hope it happens. Enjoy your day.
Maura :)

Jill said...

Your pictures of Charlottetown are beautiful - I'm happy to say I'm from Prince Edward Island!!

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful place!! Thank you for the tour.