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The Fort

This image is of Fort Edward in Windsor, Nova Scotia. It is a simple structure where the form is informed by its function. The overhanging second storey is to allow soldiers to fire at adversaries storming the fort through holes in the floor. Wood was abundant in British North America. The heavy timber construction was easier to work with than stone yet surprisingly resistant to fire.

 

-Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my best of 2006.

 

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Taken on August 21, 2006