Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Discovering Fort Charlotte

You’ve probably already driven past it a few times, and didn’t even know what you were looking at.

Its heavy thick walls are cut from limestone.

A waterless moat surrounds it.

A panoramic view of New Providence Island beckons from the ramparts.

Built in 1787, it survived the days of slavery and was packed with people through post-American independence.

Its 10 cannons whisper secrets of thousands.

It was feared by the English and the French, yet never fired a shot in anger.

It’s Fort Charlotte - a little piece of Bahamas history that invites you to come and take a look