Charlottetown

Posted on August 23rd, 2011

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island. At 32,000 it is the largest city of this island of 140,000. We took a guided tour of the city in a double decker bus. The tour started at Founders' Hall and continued through the city and suburbs. It made a brief stop at Victoria Park. The Lt. Govenor's house is in this park. The queen stays at this house when she visits the province. Also, Prince Willam and Princess Kate stayed here during their recent honeymoon.

Much of the archetecture in the city is the creation of Willam Harris. In several buildings he incorporated native sandstone into his design. There is very little rock used in PEI structures as there is no native roock on the island. Any rock has to be shipped in.

At left is St. Dunstan's Basilica, which dominates the skyline.

The photos below show the interior of St. Dunstan's, the Brighton Beach lighthouse near Victoria Park and a two color sandstone Harris designed building.


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