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Living in the old 500 block section of Charlottetown means you are near the water, usually within 5 blocks, one popular area is Victoria Park and Fanningbank. We are only 4 blocks away so we decided to walk over on this sunny day. We were waiting for our appointment to view a house just around here. All the houses in this area are from the period 1797 to 1835, either stone or wood clapboard. Here are some photos of what we saw.


On the water’s edge Beaconsfield once a private home now a museum it is across the street from Fanningbank.


Fanningbank the Official Residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.


The view is the entrance of the Hillsborough river the harbour of Charlottetown, in the very far distance the strait of Northumberland and the mainland, New Brunswick. The strip of land on the right of the photo is Rocky Point and Port La-Joye the old French fort.

As we continued walking on the boardwalk we come to the North river and its light house


The river here is frozen but the ice is thin and cracked everywhere, not safe to step on at all. The shore is also rocky with the red sandstone everywhere, the earth is also red and the mud is a dark red colour.



Some of the beautiful homes of the neighbourhood. It would be nice to live in this area, who knows?