Come On In!: Doors of Annapolis Royal

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Annapolis Royal occupies a special place in both the far western part of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley and the province’s history.  Situated on the sweeping Annapolis River, the site was originally called Habitation at Port-Royal by French settlers around 1605 and was the capital of French Acadia.  In 1710, the settlement became the first capital of Nova Scotia during British rule. The charm of this small town is typified by its wide variety of doors and entryways, many of which hint at the town’s early history and its seaside heritage.  Here’s a sampling from a recent stroll on a brisk fall day.

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25 responses

  1. Annapolis Royal is such a charming town. These photos are a study in the variety of architectural styles beautifully preserved within the town…….and also express the welcoming spirit here. Very nice!

  2. I have been there a few times and like your take on the place. You saw things I may not have noticed. It is a nice place. We’ve been lucky to not have too many brisk days of fall this year but today I finally decided to pack away my summer pants and capris. I may still get use of a windbreaker as Friday looks to be nice. I wore a light raincoat this week and finally decided to bring out my light winter down coat recently perhaps because I saw some flurries.

  3. My husband is Acadian from NS and we’ve visited Port Royal and area. He spent every summer “down home”. Acadia is a special place with special people – thank-you for highlighting this as they are a group largely unrecognized. SWMBO

  4. That is so cool. I have been to AR, back in the day. Recently I visited Fredericton, New Brunswick where I took a number of pictures of balconies, porches and verandas. Many doors too. Neat.

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