Finally! I made it to the Fortress of Louisbourg! It was well worth the wait. Even if the weather left something to be desired.
In the morning it rained. But it cleared up by the afternoon, so it really wasn’t a bad day at all. After Labour Day the Fortress doesn’t have as many things going on as during the summer. Because of this they lower their admission. But honestly, we spent the entire day in the fortress, easily, and found plenty to see and do. I was actually surprised by the number of interpreters that were in the fortress. I thought that “reduced services” would mean that no one would be there, except maybe the person at the gate and the people running the gift shop and restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised to find interpreters in many of the buildings who were more than willing to tell you a little something about the building they were in.
But the purpose of this post is not going to be about showing you the wondrous things of the Fortress of Louisbourg. For that, you’re just going to have to go there yourself. Or perhaps visit their website. This post is going to be about the odd, the strange and unique things I saw at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Or maybe they are only these things to me because of my slightly skewed perspective.
First up…a giant, ugly bug that gave me the heebie jeebies. It’s about the size of a toonie.
I hate bugs. I am so glad that I don’t live in a place that has supersized bugs, because I don’t think I’d handle that gracefully. Or at all.
Next up…whatever this is…
Moving on. Goat butt.
Also this goat has something growing out of its neck. Is that normal?
This wall is bright green. Like really bright. It’s inside and the building is really dark and you can still see how bright green that wall is.
I don’t know what this wooden sculpture is supposed to represent. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be Jesus or some other Christian figure. I’ve never been to church in my life. But to me, this sculpture looks as though he’s raising his dress to show his booboo in order to get someone to kiss it better. While wearing a snazzy hat. And what is in that lamb’s mouth? Is it a lamb?
I forget what building I was in when I took this picture.
But all I could think when I saw this was that they weren’t doing a very good job in hiding their secret door. I mean you can see the hinges yes. But those could easily be hidden by a coat of paint. But the stairs? There’s no hiding those. They literally scream, this way to the secret passage!
And now to end with my favourite picture from the day. The weather had cleared up and we ended our visit to the Fortress in a gloriously sunny and gorgeous day.
Unfortunately to get to this spot to take this picture we walked through major soggy ground and my feet were soaked and squelching. But it was totally worth it. If you ever get the chance to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg, do so. Like right now. Because it’s closed after Thanksgiving.