Monday, September 15, 2014

Charlottetown (St. Dunstan's Basilica)

 
Yesterday was a cool, rainy day, so after a lazy morning, with a breakfast of bacon and eggs, we decided to head to Charlottetown.  It's about an hour from where we are staying.  We were pretty thrilled to have found a Tim's (that was actually open) a few days ago, so that was our first stop.  I LOVE all the beautiful houses here...so much character!  Needless to say the drive felt much shorter. 
 
I am in awe of some of the fantastic churches...and somewhat troubled that our society has and continues to spend so much money on a building.  Coming from a gal that grew up in the very simplest of churches, it's hard to fathom the "why" behind "needing" such a huge and majestic place to worship God.  Non the less, I stand in awe of the beauty of such a stunning architectural structure.
 
This is St. Dunstan's Basilica.
 








 
Charlottetown is a gorgeous city.  It reminds me a lot of Quebec City with all the old, colorful houses, hilly streets and charm.







The first lighthouse we have seen so far...who knew they would be so difficult to find and access?!?
 





2 comments:

Kathy said...

love the beautiful churches...if you want to see some more spectacular ones, you need to go to London...the cathedrals are AMAZING!!!
my favorite though is the picnic tables, LOVE...makes me happy.

Marie said...

You and I...this coming year...London! It's a plan! The picnic tables made me smile too! So cheerful looking!