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Halifax Citadel Clock Tower
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Must-see at night
Apr 15, 2017
Try taking a picture of the clock tower at night when the moon is out. It is simply magical.
Mar 9, 2016
This photo was taken at the end of a week-long Canadian Student Leadership Conference. This was a week filled with many opportunities to improve and help ourselves and the community. We were inspired by many key-note speakers to aid the global and local community. Many leaders came together to make this week possible, and educational. This image represents some of the hundreds of youth leaders in our country.
The Town Clock, also sometimes called the Old Town Clock or Citadel Clock Tower, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the historic urban core of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Town Clock began keeping time for the garrison on October 20, 1803.
The tower housing the Town Clock has been used in the past as a guard room and as a residence for the clock caretaker. The first caretaker of the Citadel Clock had the surname Dechman. The caretaker position ceased in 1965 with its maintenance now being performed by Citadel Hill employees who wind the clock mechanism twice weekly.