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March 9, Part 4

Part 4 of a 7-part series. All parts will be public entries.
Disclaimer: Any and all views expressed in these entries are entirely mine, Jaclyn's, and Dave's according to what we felt at the time and based on our own beliefs.

This entry consists of 24 640x480 pictures.
Ok, little bit of illegal action here. Our next stop: Fort Erie. I've emailed Tori with a few questions about the fort that I know no website can help me with. Namely: do they leave the lights in the fort and gift shop on during the off-season?
I parked my car in front of the gift shop and we took pictures of the monument out in front. It's in the open space on the right of the map.
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Couldn't get that bright light again no matter how many angles I tried.
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The front gate. On the map, it's to the rght of the rightmost blue-roofed structure.
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In front of the gate, a picture of the rightmost blue-roofed building.
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Turning around, I took a picture in the direction of Buffalo and the Niagara River.
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We climbed up beside the gate to walk along the hills. There's a proper term for those hills. Actually, there's a proper term for everything in this part and I don't know any of them. Anyway, this is the guardhouse.
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A shot of the front door, easily found on the map.
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On the map, you see the southeast point facing the river? Ok, see the beige spot on it? One of many cannons is there.
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A shot back at the gate from the other end.
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The guardhouse again. The guardhouse is a little white spot on the map behind the gate and in front of the right blue-roofed building.
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We wanted to walk around the whole fort just to see the sights. It's kind of hard to escribe where I took this picture. The uppermost point of the fort. We were walkng along the embankment and I shot this one facing down to the trench along the wall towards the back flat spot of the fort.
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One more.
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There was snow piled up against the retaining wall. We climbed up it and were pretty well in he fort. Then we noticed the passageway. On the map, the fortside opening of this passageway is a blak and grey dot near the centre.
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The door at the other side was open. We were in. This is Jaclyn inspecting the light coming out of the shutters. This is the building on the left, fairly well-known to have a ghost that sleeps in one of the beds every night. Every morning, fort staff makes the bed. No one stays in the fort overnight.
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I turned my flash off to take pictures of the light.
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We went off to the northeastern point. I just love this sign on the munitions room telling us not to smoke or light matches.
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Facing the rightmost building. Notice that my camera's acting up. It only did this during our visit to Fort Erie.
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Standing in front of the passage.
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Just a random shot.
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This is the southeastern point. Dave was exploring it while Jaclyn and I stood in front of the munitions door.
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Jaclyn: There's something behind me.
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I got a little crazy about those lights being on inside. I pushed my camera up to the shitter (holy crap, SHUTTER, I'm leaving that one in) and turned the flash off. Is this the staffroom? Seriosly, what are the advantages of leavng the lights on in the offseason? Were they actually left on? We saw no one else while we were at the fort, but we did hear voices and Jaclyn + Dave heard drums.
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On our way up the embankment across from the passage.
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End of part 4

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_strangedays_
11th Mar, 2007 21:51 (UTC)
hehe the hills are a dry-moat and yes, that is the staff changeroom.
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hidden_kitten
12th Mar, 2007 13:19 (UTC)
OOOOHHH, thank you so much. You didn't disappoint, you infomed. So thank you for stopping by and I'm sorry to both you and Tori for forcing pictures of work on you ;)
We figured someone may have forgotten, but none of us knows enough about behind-the-scenes-at-the-fort to know how early everyone gets in there inprep for the upcoming season.
PS, you could NEVER get me to stay there overnight. And um, we didn't hear the drums/voices all the time, that's what was freaky. It only happened for 30 seconds. :S
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