The original Port Royal was founded by Samuel de Champlain and Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons in 1605, but the Habitation was completely burned in 1613 by the English.
The Port Royal National Historic Site, near Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, Canada, has been reconstructed to bring the story of the first Northern American European settlement to the many visitors who visit Nova Scotia. The French colonists and the Mi'kmaq Indians are the featured people of the years from 1605 to 1613, but there is much more to see and learn about the Port Royal Habitation.
The windows of the Port Royal National Historic Site look out onto the well-groomed gardens, but a secondary use for the windows is to hang the fragrant bunches of herbs, picked from the garden, and dry in the sunlight. Maybe the herbs are there to freshen the air, or maybe they will be used in the kitchen. In the 17th century the apothecary would use herbs to heal the sick.
Looking out windows at the Port Royal National Historic Site near Annapolis Royal, Bay of Fundy, Evangeline Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.
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