by Marianna Monentes
Images photographed by Chole Braven
Many come to the Great Canadian Grid, searching for that perfect Mer region where they can feel at home. Chole Braven has created a region for Mermaids and Mermen that will enchant you. Hidden rooms, tiny house, waterfalls, urchins, fishes, sea plants, seashells its all here for you to enjoy. She is very creative and wanted to share this story,
"Once upon a time, this is the start to any good fantasy. In this case, it started for me when I arrived in gridland. Now, I could be whatever I wanted, and I chose to be a mermaid. Of course, a mer needs an ocean. And after searching, could find very little that qualified as home As time went on, I acquired the skills to build my own fantasy mer areas. I specialized in fantasy gardens because they are a mers playground and mers luv to play.
While this is the fantasy part of the story, there is another side , a more serious side. Our oceans are being destroyed and when we trash our home, we endanger our rl world.
I wanted to bring people to a more playful side. But to be conscious that oceans are more than a huge amount of water . Inside are rare populations, fish and marine creatures, plants, things we as yet do not know. And yes, even Mers the legacy of Atlantis."
Chole invites you to come explore and swim with the fishes, anytime