Today was a PD day. PD stands for Professional Development – of teachers. So while they are developing, their students had a day off. The sun was bright, the temperature just above freezing and the wind – in Charlottetown at least – was moderate. I was aiming for a candid shot but they saw me and started posing! The building behind the sign is Province House, the seat of PEI’s legislature but it is closed for renovations.
The 1864 sign was put up in 2014 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference which eventually led, in 1867, to the Confederation of four of the British North American provinces into a single country, Canada. I expect the sign will stay up until next year when Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Any bets on whether the 4 will become a 7? In any case it’s a great place for kids of a certain age to climb. Ramps and steps to the right of where I’m standing in the second picture, were a temptation for testing their cycling skills.
At the back of Province House there are a few phlowers in the beds: mostly squill. But otherwise it’s still pretty barren.