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Peggy's Cove-A Different View

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

Artist's Description

The tiny village of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada is one of the most visited and photographed places in Canada. Home to about 50 people normally, it’s flooded with visitors every year but most photos show the famous lighthouse and the little harbour with it’s fishing boats. This shot was taken from atop the huge granite outcroppings outside the village, and shows it in relation to the countryside.The exposed granite was scoured by the movement of the glaciers of the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago, The grassy hollows were apparently missed by the underside of the glacier and have been able to gradually fill in and sustain grass and wildflowers.
Peggys Cove has been declared a preservation area to protect its rugged beauty. The Peggys Cove Commission Act, passed in 1962, prohibits development in and around the surrounding village and restricts development within Peggys Cove
Sept. 2006
Sony DSCF828 Camera

Artwork Comments

  • Sean Jansen
  • George Cousins
  • Vickie Emms
  • George Cousins
  • Mike Oxley
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  • Joseph Rieg
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  • Audrey Clarke
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