The middle-aged couple from Ohio, in the central United States, was standing with me on top of the outer wall at the King’s Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Judging by the cameras that they carried, they were both obviously quite involved in photography, and for that reason were allowed to climb on top of the wall. I was up there because I had a press pass, and wanted to get some high-angle shots of the military demonstrations that had just taken place in the large inner courtyard of the Bastion.
It was an early Sunday evening last August, sunny and warm, and the several hundred visiting bikers had just been treated to a wonderful display of 18th century French military skills. As the setting sun cast long shadows over the striking scene, a squad of the Bastion’s soldiers had marched into the courtyard, resplendent in their blue uniforms, with white collars and black triangular shaped hats. Martial music was provided by the same three young musicians, in bright red uniforms, who had earlier provided a musical backdrop as the bikers drove through the Dauphin Gate and into the fortress.
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