Visiting a Bygone Era

June 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The wail of a siren, clank of the streetcar bell, the lumbering sound of a diesel truck and the whoosh of a bicycle quickly moving by are all sounds we hear constantly in the city. Technology in every day living is always within reach. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a place that is full of technology from the 19th century This is when times were different, life is hard and everybody appreciated the simple pleasures in life. Well sometimes you can back to a different era.

Tucked away in the serene countryside and along the banks of the Indian River lies Lang Pioneer Village. The village features over twenty-five restored and furnished buildings constructed between the years 1825 and 1899. The majority of buildings were located within the County of Peterborough and moved to their present site along the Indian River.

Lang Pioneer Village is a true photographers paradise. Everything is as it was in the 19th century. All of the details are there including farm animals, original rail fences, farm fields, quaint roads and people engaged in village life. Everything you see is authentic from the real lemonade served at the hotel, printing of the village paper, sparks at blacksmith to the carpenter building furniture. 

To crown things off there are restorations in progress, derelict artifacts, open fields and nearby attractions to make the trip worthwhile. Next door is the Lang Mill and just down the road is the Hope Saw Mill. This is a day trip that is definitely worth five stars. To find out more about the village visit the web site for Lang Pioneer Village. Visit the photo gallery.

Watsonphotography.ca creates unique images of fashion, models, people, travel, nature and racing sports by  Toronto photographer Peter Watson.

 

 


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