March 27, 2020
For this edition, I bring you Ilwoo of Green Gables! This month (March) in Jung Il woo’s 2020 calendar features a red hair dyed Ilwoo laughing holding a book of Anne of Green Gables.
Even more like Anne is the next mont, April striking, is the next month where he is wearing a rounded hat that reminds one of Anne’s!
I was very touched when I saw this in Ilwoo’s calendar. This is one of my favorite stories ever! I especially love the series with the actress above, Meghan Follows. No one could ever play her better! I discovered this series first and then read the book. Shall we see Ilwoo in more photos from this photo shoot? Lets!
These are screen captures form this video:
Are you familiar with the story of Anne of Green Gables? Well if you are not, here is a little excerpt from the series website.
“Anne Shirley with her famous straw hat is the daughter of Walter and Bertha Shirley. She endured a troubled childhood, bouncing from orphanage to orphanage and from one harsh family to another, aided only by her vast imagination and fiery spirit. She was finally adopted by Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert when she was mistakenly left at the Avonlea train station on Prince Edward Island. Anne grows and matures, becoming a teacher and finally realizing her dream of becoming a writer. Eventually she finds love with her best friend Gilbert Blythe.” HERE.
Gilbert Blythe was not always her best friend, in fact one of the things that makes this story endearing is that they actually started off in very bad terms… he jokingly called her ‘carrots’ and for this Anne broke a mini blackboard slate right on his head! I think every person that has been teased cheered in this moment!
Do you know who else has had carrot hair? ^ ^ Yes, look:
This is the sweet Gilbert Blythe:
He is very sweet like Ilwoo:
There are so many fun scenes between Gilbert and Anne, they are the smartest in the class and they always compete in everything! But no one can really beat Anne in the imagination/day dream department. In one of the most hilarious parts she pretends to be “The Lady of Shallot” from the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. This is a poem set in King Arthur’s medieval times.
Near Camelot is the Island of Shalott, there is a beautiful young maiden, imprisoned. The poem explains how she must never look down on Camelot, or she will be cursed. She uses a mirror to see it while she spends her days weaving. Sadly, the mirror one day reflected this handsome man who she fell for immediately, Sir Lancelot. She forgets about her condition and decides to not only see towards Camelot but follow the man. She climbs on a boat later to be found dead by the people of Camelot. Here is the scene in Anne of Green Gables.
And then this happens after:
I have laughed so many times when she says “fishing for lake trout!” What a sassy mouth!
This scene now reminds me of scene with Jung Il woo. DO you know which scene I’m talking about? This one:
They definitely share the same bad temper!
Now let’s go to the land of Anne of Green Gables, ready? To get there I drove north from Boston to Maine to a town called Portland. There I drove my car into a ferry that took us across to Canada! It was so fun!
I drove through various towns including Nova Scotia where I stayed in a very sweet Bed and Breakfast. The dining room made me feel like I was in the book!
This was my best shot of Nova Scotia, it was such a beautiful sunny day! I went in late August… perfect weather.
And this was a beautiful light house called Peggy’s Point:
Then we drove to Prince Edwards island, they built a huge roadway:
This was the first Anne of Green Gables place I saw: The visitor Center at Cavendish. Cavendish is the place that has the most sites related to Anne. It was so, so, picture perfect!
And this is Green Gables!
Yeah… picture perfect!
Then I visited the main town Charlestown, I went for a theater performing… yes! Scenes of Anne of Green Gables! I stopped in this cute shop on the way there:
There were various places like villages that recreated the story of Anne, I went to one called Avonlea.
They had some nice fun activities to participate in…
Tea was my absolute favorite!!!
Yes! We saw the lake of ‘Shining waters’! And our last stop was the birthplace of the writer, Lucy Maud Montgomery.
This is the room where she was born… to think women gave birth in the comfort of their beds!
And that’s how they washed! So beautifully inconvenient! This is what the author looked like in her younger years:
Well, I hopw you enjoyed this as much as I did! It is nice to be able to share some of my trips with you’all!