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Monday, May 14, 2012

Ukranian Village barn charm




In July 2009, we visited a living historical site in
Vegreville, east of Edmonton, Alberta.
The Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village covers several
acres and shows the way the Ukranian settlers lived
from 1892-1930.


Costumed roleplayers are around the site to explain
the life of the early settlers.


It is a recreation of what a Ukranian settlement would
look like and includes over 30 historic structures.



One of the Ukranian barns.


Don't you love the unusual structure of this barn?



a close up of the thatched roof






even the pigs have a nice little barn






The Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village  a wonderful
place to visit if you are in the Edmonton, Alberta area.


I hope you drop by Trish's blog for more Barn Charm.

Blessings,

Pamela

28 comments:

  1. I would love to go there.. The roof is awesome and I bet it was all so interesting..
    Lovely pics as always, my friend..

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  2. I love the perspective of the first shot.
    You have captured the details of these beautifully!
    I especially appreciate the closeup of the thatching.

    I love your header shot! My Mom's name is Mae and her birthday is in May. :)

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  3. Nice series of photos! I like the very different style of these barns. We occasionally drive down the Alcan and through Alberta, so I'll have to put this on my list of places to stop.

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  4. How intriguing. The "spikes" on the barn's roof are to keep birds from taking off with the thatch? I really enjoy living history museums.

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  5. Great pictures Pamela, looked like a great outing. Museums like that are so great to visit and learn. Diane

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  6. Very cool barn. And of course, I love the sheep and the pigs! Thanks for sharing your visit to the Ukrainian village.

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  7. I love this post! Such great buildings - I would love to visit here!

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  8. Hi Pamela, I love old barns and these pics are wonderful. Love that thatched roof!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Interesting to see the Ukranian structures. Love the thatched roof. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Pamela
    I've spent the night in Vegreville while traveling north.
    I sure missed this-I'll have to visit on my way home, if
    it's still open. I'm a real sucker for those thatched roofs!

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  11. Great photographs Pamela, I love thatched buildings of any description, also love places like this that show other peoples way of live and buildings. Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  12. Interesting! I love thatched roofs and that was a great close up shot of the roof! Beautiful photos, Pamela!

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  13. Wonderful pictures Pamela, I love watching Master Thatchers at work here in Europe.
    Paul

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  14. What can I say but AWESOME. Loved seeing the thatched roof. I would get so excited when we were in Ireland and I would see a roof like this one. The pipe thingies on the top are really unusual. I agree that the pigs have quite a nice inn in which to stay. So many buildings to see. Please post more of them. I would love it. genie

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  15. Makes me think we're in the "old country."

    Not that I ever was, mind you.

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  16. How cool! Those barns are almost like log cabins! Wonderful photos!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing those amazing structures with us. I've never seen anything like it before. Great photos.

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  18. I would love to visit & explore these barns! I love the history in these old places, so this would be incredibly interesting to me! Thanks so much for sharing these old barns w/ us this week! Awesome finds =)

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  19. ps that 1st one is just absolutely gorgeous! love all the wood... can you image what a barn like that would cost to build these days? Phenomenal! Unfortunately, that's why everyone is building metal barns, now...

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  20. Wonderful shots of the barn. Real nice place.

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  21. These are really great photos! It would be fun to see all this. Love the thatched roof!

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  22. The picture of sheep grazing in the field is so peaceful. That would be such an interesting place to explore. We went to school with quite a few Ukrainians when we lived out west. They introduced me to Borscht.

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  23. Lovely pictures as always. I can't imagine living back then. I don't think I would have made a very good pioneer! Hope all is well with you...Ann

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  24. How unlikely is this! Next week I was going to share some photos of a barn in Western Ukraine where I worked with some farm women for a short time in 2001. A bit like your first barn. I didn't see any of the thatched structures though (that photo was just amazing). When I saw this farm thought I was going back in time about 100 years.

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  25. These photos are beautiful, Pamela. I can imagine the serenity in this place as I look at your shots. The thatched roof is amazing. That type of roof is quite rare these days. That Ukranian village is truly a must-see when in Alberta.

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