|UNESCO #741 - Old Town Lunenburg (Waterfront) - CANADA|
Monday, December 09, 2013
Old Town Lunenburg - CANADA - UNESCO #741
The second card I've got from Canada shows a UNESCO WHS (my 5th from there). Lunenburg in Nova Scotia is one of the best examples of a colonial settlement of the 18th century (it's funny for a European when a "historic city" only has 250 years of history) - according to Jason the church we can see in the card is the oldest Presbyterian church in Canada (a friend of him got married there and he had the chance to visit the city). Thank you very much Jason for another great addition to my collection. Now I have 239, only 742 to the end. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Established in 1753, it has retained its original layout and overall appearance, based on a rectangular grid pattern drawn up in the home country. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity throughout the centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some of which date from the 18th century.