Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fort Denison



This fort was built on a rocky outcrop in Sydney Harbour to defend Sydney against the Russians of all people. It was a prison island for Sydney's worst prisoners from 1841 to 1857 and was often known as Pinchgut. Every day a canon is fired at one o'clock, it used to be a time marker for all Sydney but now I think it is used to frighten tourists, it makes me jump if I am walking along the foreshore.

2 comments:

  1. That's a long tradition. I wonder if Russian tourists visit here often?

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