The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE TRIP- PEI, day 2 cont.

One of the difficulties of fiction is that it can be hard to re-create.  We had to keep telling ourselves that this was not the "real" Green Gables, but the inspiration for the setting in the book.  This is a real house, lived in by real people, and the author spent many happy hours here, but the rooms don't correspond to the rooms at Green Gables, they only give us an idea of the architecture, the decor, and the view outside the window.  I guess it just starts us on the path of "scope for the imagination", as Anne would say...

The front room.

Dining room


The pantry...
...where the poor mouse came to an untimely demise in the sauce.
Could be Matthew's bedroom
Possibly a guest room.
Looks a lot like a place where Marilla would sleep.
And her amethyst brooch is on the dresser.
(But my zoom wasn't cooperating...)

Sewing room.
Possibly a place for a hired hand to stay.
Anne's room.
Now how did that slate get broken?
Do you see what I see?  Yes, puffed sleeves...!

Bye, Green Gables!

After the Heritage Site, we went to the re-created village of Avonlea for lunch and more Anne-ishness. That will have wait for the next post!