Burvilla 2


Deas Island Park is nestled on the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, between the main river and Deas Slough. It’s quite a picturesque place to spend an afternoon.

A couple of weeks ago, I did just that. The fall colours were still at their peak, and even though I got there in the hazy mid-afternoon, there was lots to shoot. One thing that really caught my eye was the heritage residence in the park, Burvilla. I’m not all that sure about its history, but it has been preserved, along with the Inverholme Schoolhouse and an agricultural building. I suspect there was a small fishing and agricultural community there at one point. I’ll have to find out.

The building itself is beautiful and it has quite a collection of fancy trim that was common to the time. The day I was there, the house blended well with the trees in the garden. I found it a very restful scene in the afternoon shade.

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