Monday, April 25, 2016
The Burden of Time
This is an image from the old Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood, British Columbia side of Esquimalt Harbour, (Greater Victoria/Victoria BC Metropolitan Area). It was first established in around 1870 with most of the construction happening between 1894 and 1897. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1958. See Wikipedia: Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site.
The fort is no longer in use and was decommissioned in 1956. In walking around the site, you can see how quickly wind, rain and freezing temperatures can begin to disassemble all that we can build. In addition, moss and lichen have taken their toll on the rocks and cement used to build the fort. The passage of time leaves its mark everywhere.