Stone Hut, Highland Village Nova Scotia

Stone Hut, Highland Village, Iona Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

So how would you like to work the fields all day and return to this stone hut as your home sweet home?

This stone hut is at Highland Village Nova Scotia,  one of 11 historic properties at the site.  In the background is Bras d’Or Lake.

This hut depicts settler life in the 1700s.  Obviously, the lack of windows makes it somewhat dark inside.  It was surprising how roomy the hut is inside.  There is plenty of room for the kitchen, beds, your seven kids, and a barnyard animal or two.

I wonder how they get the lawnmower on the roof to trim the grass?

Highland Village: N45 56 54.26  W60 49 03.76

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Barn on Hill, Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Barn on Hill, Highland Village, Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

Here is a barn at Baile nan Gàidheal (aka Highland Village) in Iona, Nova Scotia.  Like Sherbrooke Village, Highland Village is a living history museum.  The site celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia from the mid 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  I have ancestors that immigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston, so visiting Highland Village was part of exploring my roots.

We stopped here after spending a few hours in Baddeck while driving back to Sydney.  While much smaller than Sherbrooke Village, Highland Village is well worth a few hours if you are visiting the area.

Highland Village: N45 56 54.26  W60 49 03.76

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Printing Press Letters

On June 2, 2017, in Photography Locations, by admin
Typeset Letters

Printing Press Letters (click to enlarge)

Here is a wooden bin full of letters for the printing press at Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia.  Look closely and you can see that the letters are backwards.  For baseball fans the K  bin is full of batters striking out while looking; Max Scherzer must have been pitching (sorry for the hometown reference).

The printer spells out text in reverse so that it prints correctly.  You can see an example setup in this post for Joan’s Cinnamon Rolls.  It must be very hard to not only spell backwards right-to-left, but also do it with reversed letters.

Sherbrooke Village Printery: N45 08 17.65 W61 59 06.04