Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fort Anne at Sunset

I like to think that the section of St George Street by the O'Dell House Museum has the nicest sunsets in Annapolis Royal. As much as I would line this to always be the case, there are some locations with equally stunning sunsets. In fact, a few minutes ago I was driving past Fort Anne and I noticed the sun setting behind the Officers' Quarters. The sunset was so colourful that I decided to park the car and see if I could get a few pictures. It was an icy walk onto the earthenworks around the Fort but I was able to get what I was looking for.

For the benefit of those who do not live in Annapolis Royal, the Officers' Quarters are the museum building at the Fort. It is in this building that both the 1621 Royal Charter of Nova Scotia and the Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry are displayed. The building was built in 1797 on the orders of Prince Edward who was then serving as Commander in Chief of the British forces in Nova Scotia. With its three tall chimneys and gambrel roof, this building is an architectural icon in Annapolis Royal.

All for now,
RGS

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