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Photo: Historic Clock Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Nova Scotia

The Historic Old Town Clock stands alone in the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in downtown Halifax, part of the Halifax Metro in the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. It is now owned and maintained by Parks Canada.

This Historic Old Town Clock located in the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the whole of Nova Scotia. It was commissioned to be built by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who asked for it to be built before he left Nova Scotia to go back to England in 1800. It began to keep time on October 20 1803 and is still keeping time today. It stands on the hill overlooking Barrack Street.

The mechanism for the clock was made in London by the House of Vulliamy, who were noted and trusted clock makers in Europe. The clock chimes on the hour and every quarter of an hour and the fact that the clock is still working is a example to how well the mechanism was built in the first place.

When it was first built, the clock was a guard room and residence for a caretaker that lived on the grounds, but that position was dissolved in 1965. ... continue below the picture...


Historic Clock Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Nova Scotia

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Historic Clock Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Nova Scotia
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Nova Scotia.

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... The clock tower is now taken care of by Parks Canada, and the staff still winds the clock twice a week so as not to put too much pressure on the old mechanism. The outside was restored in 1990 to bring out its original Georgian style and the tower will be maintained for years to come to showcase Halifax's past.

Old Town Clock in the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in downtown Halifax, Halifax Metro, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 48mm.

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Historic Clock Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Nova Scotia
The Historic Old Town Clock stands alone in the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in downtown Halifax, part of the Halifax Metro in the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. It is now owned and maintained by Parks Canada.
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Rolf Hicker
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