"The "Bird Cage": Not for Birds" # 4 Bird Cage Tip by starship
# 4 Bird Cage, Hamilton: 2 reviews and 6 photos
One of the more iconic images of Bermuda, along with businessmen dressed in "formal" Bermuda shorts and pink buses, is the "Birdcage". The Bird Cage actually resembles an open birdcage-like structure painted in blue & white colors, resting on a slightly raised platform; this unique structure is the place of work for a Bermudian policeman who directs traffic at the important junction of Front Street, its extension of Front Street West which becomes Pitts Bay Road and Queen Street.
Unfortunately, there was no policeman in it when we walked by that day. I had hoped to see him in his Bermuda shorts uniform and distinctive cap. The "Bird Cage" has been deemed a place of historical and cultural importance by Bermudians. Ironically, the Bird Cage was designed by a gentleman named Dickie Bird, who died just this year, in 2011.
The image of this rather famous & distinctive "Bird Cage" can be found on postcards, posters, artwork, etc. I found such a terrific poster with the image of the "Bird Cage" in the style of vintage travel posters (from the golden age of travel ) that I couldn't resist buying it! It will always remind me of our trip to Bermuda.
Address: Junction of Front Street and Queen Street
Directions: Junction of Front Street, its extension of Front Street West that becomes Pitts Bay Road and Queen Street, Hamilton.
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