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.
I wanna visit now . Cheers !!!!
Yes, me too, again! 🙂
Nice ones. We were there in September. Just love some of the big old homes converted into Inns and B&B’s.
Hope it was a nice trip!
Nice collection. I love doors and I have a huge collection of pictures of them from all the places we have visited in the world…(Suzanne)
Suzanne, very nice! Door styles provide a small glimpse of local culture.
Beautiful and quirky — a great post, Brett! It must be hard to stay upset in a place with such cheerful doors!
Wendy, thanks! Yes, overall, I’d say Annapolis Royal is a happy place!
I love painted doors!
These are beautiful Brett. I love how you always manage to find colorful subjects to share.
Such a beautiful collection of great photos
There is something so intriguing about doors, especially old or worn. Brightly painted:
These are fabulous
I love this. They look so great all put together like that.
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!
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.
Fall is upon us!
I love doors!! I love Nova Scotia too. I was there in 2000 and drove the southern lighthouse route. I’ve been yearning to come back ever since. A beautiful place.
There are a lot of terrific lighthouses along that stretch — it sounds like a wonderful trip!
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
It’s nice to hear this. Thanks for sharing this here.
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.