The Halifax Citadel
At the top where was a turning area with the entrance on our left. On our right we could look down on the Old Town Clock.
From our port briefing we had learnt that this clock was built in such a prominent place so that soldiers would know the time anywhere in the city.
We paid the entrance fees and crossed over to the walls and went through a tunnel under the wall into the citadel. Just inside a reenactor was dressed in a Highland Regiment’s uniform. Before us, across the large parade ground, was the barracks for the garrison.
We walked across the parade ground and went up the ramp to the top of the walls and started our slow walk around.
We could look down on the city below through the slots made for cannons. I went up some steps past a small hut for a clearer look. The flags alongside were being changed by reenactors dressed in Royal Engineers uniforms.
Below, I watched as a Canadian Navy ship slowly made its way up the river and turn towards the commercial docks.
Further round the walls we stopped and looked at other cannons mounted on supports.
Once back down on the parade ground we watched the changing of the guard take place at the gate. Then we left the citadel and went down the steps at the side of the clock building.
This is the view looking down towards the boardwalk and the river.