Old Town Clock
Built in 1803, this iconic landmark was a gift to the town of Halifax from the punctuality-obsessed Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, who was returning home to England after a long stint in North America. Set atop a Palladian building, the three-tiered octagonal structure was designed by the London-based House of Vulliamy, famous royal clockmakers. Running on a system of cables and weights, the timepiece is wound twice weekly to keep Haligonians—and their visitors—on time.
By Lisa Cheng
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Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada