Grand Pre and Evangeline by George Cousins

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“Evangeline”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is a poem about the expulsion of the Acadian settlers from Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1755. Known also as The Great Upheaval, the Acadians were scattered as far as Louisiana, where the word"Cajun" is derived from “Acadian”. The park and church at Grand Pre, at the eastern end of the Annapolis Valley, honours the memory of the expulsion. Evangeline, though a fictional character, has become a symbol of the time and probably did more to expose the story to the world than any other published work. Longfellow never visited Nova Scotia, but relied on the works of others for background material. The statue is the work of sculptor Philippe Hébert, and the park is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Taken with a Sony DSCF828 camera.


  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, George!

  • Thanks Mary-Ann, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shot, George! So very nicely framed. Great info, too.

  • Thanks Mike, thought I would give a little more info and views of the park. Glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks very much Cee and Chris, much appreciated!

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