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Crime Punishment Reenactment

A reenactment of a punishment for a crime a fisherman did being watched by the public at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Canada.

In the 18th century a public punishment was how people were punished for committing a crime even as simple as stealing a bottle of wine. The actors that work at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are performing a reenactment o ...
Dance Music Fortress Of Louisbourg Quay

People at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia enjoy listening to the music as they dance in the Quay outside Grandchamps House.

As costumed animators perform a display of their music, the others dance around the quay outside of the Innkeepers Home at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The clothes worn by these people are all relevant to the outfits wh ...
Historic Cannon Defense Mechanism

A historic cannon gun sits behind the walls at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia which was once used as a defense mechanism to protect the town.

In the historic days of the 18th century around Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a cannon gun was used as a defense mechanism against any attacks. A re-creation of those days and the defense mechanisms that were used can be viewed at the F ...
Battle Grounds Louisbourg Nova Scotia

The defensive battle walls around the King's Bastion building and the grounds at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The grounds at the King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are located at a fort within a fortress and were considered to be the safest grounds in town during battle. Not only is the King's Bastion the largest bui ...
Historic Belltower Kings Bastion Louisbourg Fortress

The belltower at King's Bastion building at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a National Historic Site dating back to the 18th century.

The belltower atop the King's Bastion would once ring clear throughout the town of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to warn the people of an attack. People at the King's Bastion were the first to know of any danger and could easily get the ...
Bagpipe Scottish Music

Bagpipe music is a pleasure to listen to especially for those people that are of the Scottish descent and here at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada, the music rings clear.

At the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, people can listen to the amazing Scottish music that is played by the members of the 78th Highland Regiment. This man is dressed in his entire Scottish uniform as he performs his bagp ...
Temple Church Historic Landmark Ontario Autumn

Surrounded by Autumn colors, the historic landmark of the Sharon Temple was a church which stands as a testament to the faith and good works of the Children of Peace in Ontario, Canada.

Beauty surrounds the Sharon Temple in Ontario, Canada during Autumn as the colorful leaves blanket the landscape and trees around this historic landmark. The last service held in this church was in 1886 and the building was supposed to be demolis ...
Waterfront Restaurants Halifax Nova Scotia

Along the waterfront of the Halifax harbour in Nova Scotia, Canada you will find an assortment of restaurants.

On the wooden waterfront wharves, there are a variety of restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal and the beautiful scenery of the Halifax harbour in Nova Scotia. On warm days, many people sit outside to eat while listening to the ripples of the water ...
Halifax Citadel Guards Nova Scotia

The guards at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada performing the Changing of the Guard.

Dressed in their full uniform, guards march step by step at the Changing of the Guard which takes place at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada while visitors watch. The Changing of the Guard is an event that must be seen and ...
St Marys River International Bridge Ontario Canada

The sun glistens behind the International Bridge that spans the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada.

From the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada you can look down this waterway to see a beautiful sunset highlighting the sky before the sun disappears behind the International Bridge. The golden rays reflect off the buildings and the ...
Brick Wall Louisbourg Fortress Nova Scotia

Creatively designed is this brick wall on a building at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A lot of time and effort was put into creating this brick wall on one of the buildings at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada. Each brick was strategically placed creating a unique design on the wall.Brick work on a building at the ...
Lifeguard Station Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia

A lifeguard station set up on the beach at Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A lifeguard station set up along the sandy shores of Lake Kejimkujik in Nova Scotia, Canada assures beach goers that there is always somebody watching out for any mishaps. During the summer months, many tourists pass through Kejimkujik National P ...
Mersey River Kayaker Nova Scotia Canada

A kayaker enjoys the peacefulness along the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The calm waters along the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada make the conditions ideal for a kayaker. The tranquility is amazing as this kayaker encompasses himself by the wilderness as he slowly paddles between the b ...
Beaver Family Statues Fredericton New Brunswick

Statues of a beaver family are displayed in the garden at the Historic Garrison District in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada.

A historic building in the Historic Garrison District in the downtown area of Fredericton, New Brunswick stands in the background of these statues of a beaver family. Many statues are on exhibit in these gardens but the beaver family is definitel ...
Photo Scottish Uniform Halifax Citadel Nova Scotia

A close up look at the sporran, kilt and some of the details of the Scottish uniform worn by the soldiers at the Halifax Citadel in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A kilt is worn by a soldier at the Halifax Citadel in Nova Scotia, Canada as part of their Scottish uniform with a sporran hanging in front. A sporran is a decorative piece of the Scottish uniform that is attached around the waist that can be made of fur ...
Herbin Cross Grand Pre National Historic Site

The Herbin Cross stands on the grounds at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada marking the location of the church cemetery.

The land of the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada brings out the enthusiasm of artists, poets, architects and writers. John Frederic Herbin was a poet, historian, jeweller and son of an Acadian woman who purchased this land ...
Ontario National Historic Site Sharon Temple

Autumn leaves surround the Sharon Temple in Ontario, Canada, a National Historic Site that welcomes visitors.

Autumn leaves fall to ground around the Sharon Temple in Ontario, Canada as the white building designed by a religious leader that was constructed between 1825-1832 still displays its beauty. Talk of the Sharon Temple being demolished was very re ...
Louisbourg Costumes Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Men dressed in costumes at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia before the cannon firing.

The Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is a tourist attraction that brings to light the days of old where hired interpreters dress in costumes to act out their roles. This man is dressed as a Commanding Officer and will take his p ...
Josiah Henson House Dresden Ontario

Located near the town of Dresden, Ontario, is the house where Josiah Henson and his family resided and has now become a National Historic Site.

During Josiah Henson's life, this house was his place of residence from 1841 until he passed away in 1883 and has now been declared as a National Historic Site. In the 1940's the Josiah Henson house was opened as a museum and in 1964 it was moved ...
Avonlea Green Gables Village PEI

One of the buildings at Avonlea, the village of Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish, PEI which has become a famous tourist attraction.

A garden next to one of the buildings in Avonlea, the fictional village of Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish, PEI is enclosed by a white picket fence. Inside this village, tourists come to relive the world of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of A ...
Lace Making Picture

This picture shows a woman making lace at the De Gannes House (Military Captain) at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Making lace is a craft that is very tedious and takes a lot of patience as this woman demonstrates in this picture taken at the De Gannes House (Military Captain) at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Each one of the lace mak ...
Kings Bastion Louisbourg Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Green grass adorns the grounds of the King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in Canada.

Visitors wander around the grounds of the King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as costumed interpreters mingle amongst them. The long stone building with its many windows, all look out onto the lush green grass ...
La Citadelle View Quebec City

From La Citadelle in Old Quebec in Quebec City you get a beautiful view of the Vieux Port and the St Lawrence River.

The view from La Citadelle in Quebec City, Canada overlooks the St Lawrence River and the Vieux Port where buildings and houses stand within walking distance to the water's edge. Small whitecaps can be seen on the surface of the river as sailboats drift in t ...
Grand Pre National Historic Site Statue Nova Scotia

A statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a famous American poet who wrote many great pieces and a statue stands at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada. People admired Longfellow and on his 70th birthday, the United States made that ...
Louisbourg Joseph Dugas House Nova Scotia

Behind the fence at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, lays the remains of the house that Joseph Dugas resided in.

As you tour through the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia you will pass by this empty lot that displays the remains of the house of Joseph Dugas that was built in 1723. Joseph Dugas was an Acadien carpenter and coastal trader and ...
Justice Building Fredericton New Brunswick

The ancient Justice Building stands in the Historic Garrison District in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada.

The Justice building located in the Historic Garrison District in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick first opened its doors in 1876 and was used as the Justice building until 1930. Today you can admire the unique architecture of the building and ...
Louisbourg Dancers Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Costumed dancers outside the Innkeepers Home in the Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Tourists look on while people in periodic costumes listen to the music and dance at the Quay outside Grandchamps House at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. These dancers have practiced these traditional dances and perform da ...
Historic Garrison District Sign New Brunswick

Before entering the Historic Garrison District in Fredericton, New Brunswick an intricate sign marks the entranceway.

The Historic Garrison District in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick is where you will find the true heritage of the city which includes attractions, tours, concerts, entertainment, gift stores which all relate to the history of the town. At the ...
Military Parade Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Down the street of the Quay at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a parade of the military band is seen before the cannon gun firing.

A military parade is a daily sighting at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia as the officer leads his band to the cannon gun firing. The officer has a bright blue uniform while the rest of the military that marches behind is dr ...
Commanding Officer Louisbourg Nova Scotia

Before the cannon firing at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia we were able to capture a picture of the Commanding Officer.

Many people that work at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia dress in the appropriate clothing that relates to the days of the 18th century. This interpreter is known as the Commanding Officer and must be present before the can ...
International Bridge Sunset Sault Ste Marie

Yellow glows at sunset highlight the International Bridge that crosses the St Mary's River in Sault Ste Marie in Ontario, Canada.

Looking across from the Soo Locks in Ontario, Canada the sun peeks over the tree tops at sunset creating a golden glow across the sky as it enlightens the International Bridge. The International Bridge spans the St Mary's River in Sault Ste Marie ...
Church Cat Sleeping Picture

In the light of day, a cat enjoys sleeping on his pillow in front of the window at a memorial church at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia making a cute picture.

When visiting this memorial church at the Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada, keep your eyes open for this cat who spends some of his time sleeping on his pillow in front of the window. The church was built in the 1920's and the ...
Mill Falls Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia

Mill Falls in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia is a vision of beauty as the water from the Mersey River flows over the rock ledges.

Surrounded by wilderness, the Mersey River travels for quite a distance through Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia before it makes it way over these rock ledges creating Mill Falls. As the water rapidly flows downstream over the boulders, sm ...
Lord Beaverbrook Statue New Brunswick

A bronze statue of Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook stands in Officers Square in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick.

In the park like setting of Officers Square in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick a bronze statue of Lord Beaverbrook is on display. This statue was erected in Officers Square during 1957 while Lord Beaverbrook was still very much alive.Statue o ...
Longest Covered Bridge Hartland New Brunswick

This bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada is the longest covered bridge found throughout the world and is used to for crossings over the Saint John River.

Spanning the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada, the Hartland covered Bridge was first opened in July, 1901 and was covered in 1921 becoming the longest one of its kind. The Hartland covered bridge is still regularly used but it only conta ...
Hotel De La Marine Restaurant Sign Nova Scotia

A sign hangs from the stone building advertising the Hotel de la Marine Restaurant at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience, follow the sign into the restaurant at the Hotel de la Marine at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. You will be served by waiters dressed in authentic period costumes and all ...
Mersey River Footbridge Nova Scotia Canada

The wooden footbridge that crosses the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada makes for easy access to go from one side of the river to the other.

A footbridge made of wood crosses over the calm waters of the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada as the trees along the shore, the clouds and the blue sky reflects in the water. When you stand in the center of the foo ...
Sharon Temple Autumn Leaves Ontario

A historic landmark in Sharon, Ontario is the Sharon Temple and the grounds are stunning when the Autumn leaves begin to change.

Trees adorn the property of the National Historic Site of the Sharon Temple in Ontario, Canada and a blend of magical colors are stunning when the leaves are a mixture of Autumn hues. A few patches of green grass are still visible around the Shar ...
Cape Breton Nova Scotia Tourist Attraction

An interesting tourist attraction in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is the Fortress of Louisbourg.

A tourist attraction that people of all ages love is the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In the Quay you can explore the different buildings where you will step back in time and relive the colonial days of the 18th century.The ...
Blacksmith Demonstration Louisbourg Fortress Nova Scotia

A demonstration of the work done by a blacksmith in the forge at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Heating up a pipe to mold and bend is part of the demonstration that a Blacksmith shows to visitors that come to the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Some of the tools a Blacksmith needs hang on the nails on either side of the ...
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