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Heading Down Queen Street in Charlottetown


Charlottetown PEI

Charlottetown PEI

As you walk along Queen Street don’t hesitate to hit the side streets, especially those that run between Queen Street and Great George. You’ll find tree-lined walkways, street cafés, souvenir shops, and even stores dedicated to Anne of Green Gables.

Charlottetown PEI

Charlottetown PEI

As for Queen Street itself, make sure you spot the sculptures that adorn it. There’s a bench upon which sits the likeness of Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister and one of the founders of the Canadian Federation:

Sir John A. MacDonald

Sir John A. MacDonald

Farther down you’ll stumble across a bronze Great Blue Heron:

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Once you’ve followed Queen Street back to the water’s edge hang a left turn and loop around the Delta Prince Edward Hotel (and what appears to be a connected convention center of some sort). That will bring you to Peake’s Quay with its myriad shops, cafés, and even one of Charlottetown’s ubiquitous Cow’s Creamery ice cream parlors.

Peake's Quay

Peake’s Quay

Peake's Quay

Peake’s Quay

Heading northeast along the shoreline Ursula and I made our way back to the MS Maasdam.  Click on any image below for today’s slide show:

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Charlottetown — You Can’t Fight City Hall, But You Can Photograph It


Ever Feel Like a Fire Hydrant in a Dog Park?

Ever Feel Like a Fire Hydrant in a Dog Park?

We looped around the park that contained Province House (the Legislative Assembly of PEI), the Confederation Centre for the Arts, and the Confederation Centre Public Library, then passed over Queen Street and headed for Rochford Square and the Victorian houses along the northern edge of this neat little park.

Rochford Square

Rochford Square

After a brief stint at Rochford Square Ursula and I headed back toward Queen Street where I snapped a few photographs of the impressive Charlottetown City Hall.

Charlottetown City Hall

Charlottetown City Hall

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It’s hard to describe Queen Street as you head southeast back toward the port. It’s a mix of both old and new, with the emphasis trending toward the former. In between old and new are edifices that fit comfortably in neither category, such as the Rodd Hotel built in 1932.

Robb Hotel

Robb Hotel

As you stroll along Queen Street you begin to appreciate just how cold the winters on PEI must be. The clue? Bookstores. Several bookstores, and far from typical. Here is one we visited to see if I could find some first editions. Alas, as well stocked as it was they did not have what I sought.

The Bookman

The Bookman

The Bookman

The Bookman

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Fun Photo Friday — Traipsing ’Round Charlottetown


Charlottetown PEI

Charlottetown PEI

Today I present some of my favorite Charlottetown photographs.  I hope you enjoy them:

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