//The Rotunda on Bedford Basin

The Rotunda on Bedford Basin

Prince’s Lodge Round House

Tucked away on the shore of Bedford Basin is a structure built in the 1790s by Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent as part of the estate built during Prince Edward’s years in Halifax-between 1794 and 1800.

The Round House (or rotunda) was part of the lavish estate he built as a “romantic abode” for his mistress, the mysterious Julie St. Laurent. According to local legend the walkways through the property spelled out Julie’s name.

After hanging out at the rotunda, I then finished my cycle down the Bedford Basin to Fire Station #5 on Bayers Road.

Beach Flowers

The Round House

The Round House

Bedford Basin Beach Flowers

The Round House

Mussels on Driftwood

Bedford Basin MacKay Bridge

Bedford Basin

The Round House

Bike at the Round House

Bedford Basin Beach Flowers

Bedford Basin Beach

The Round House

Squirrel on a Log

Bedford Basin Train Tracks