Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Victorian Village of Ferndale

One of my favorite movies is The Majestic starring Jim Carrey.  It was made in 2001, and when I found out it was shot in Ferndale, just a few miles south, we had to go check it out.

Many of the original Victorian buildings have been carefully preserved making it the charming town it is.  The entire town is a registered historical landmark.

We parked our car and walked the town streets lined with magnificent architecture.

This is the Victorian Inn built in 1890 from Humboldt redwoods.

Here's the local grocery store.  Walking inside the store, you are immediately transported back to the past with the wooden floors and shelves.

The majority of the shops on Main Street also have living quarters on the top story.

There were also flowers everywhere!

We turned off Main Street and then began walking along the residential streets admiring the Victorian beauties.

This the Gingerbread Bed and Breakfast.  There is even a postcard of this house sold in shop on Main Street.

It was hard not to take a picture of each house.  They were all unique.

We loved the way this shrub had been cut in front of this house.

There were also these wonderful churches that had also been built in the late 19th century.

We turned back on Main Street heading back to our car.

It was a wonderful visit, but now I am going to have to watch The Majestic to see if I can recognize any of the places we saw. :)