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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy today’s slide show by clicking on any of the images below:
For more information:
- Province House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_House_%28Prince_Edward_Island%29
- Confederation Centre of the Arts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederation_Centre_of_the_Arts
- Confederation Centre Public Library: http://www.library.pe.ca/index.php3?number=1031764&lang=E
- Prince Edward Island: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island
- Maritime Provinces: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_provinces
- Charlottetown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlottetown
- MS Maasdam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Maasdam