Grand Pré

Grand Pré is a regular stop on any photo trip to the Annapolis Valley. It stands as a monument to the Acadian people who originally settled the land in the 1600’s but were subsequently expelled by the British. The beautiful landscaping, the iconic brick church, the statue of Evangeline – all are compelling photographic subjects. There’s even a bald eagle nest nearby. Check out my last blog post for some great images of the eagle.

According to Wikipedia:

“Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Its French name translates to “Great/Large Meadow”… The community was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline and is today home to the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. On June 30, 2012, the Landscape of Grand-Pré was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO… In 1920, at Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, Acadians reconstructed the French church with a statue of Evangeline in the courtyard.”

Here is a selection of images from the National Historic Site. Enjoy!

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