Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

In fall, plan spring

A large white house with closed blue shutters.

The Meredith family’s Lochiel Cottage in Saint-Patrice (Rivière-du-Loup), 2016.

Photograph by Marie-Andrée Perron (2016).

In fall, closing the shutters was a lengthy task that required help from local labourers who knew the summer residences and their capricious particularities well. 

Did you notice that the house’s Scottish-sounding name, Lochiel Cottage, can be read over the main entry? Today still, many summer places visibly sport the name given by their owners.

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