In a town where age is relative, King's Square is comparatively new. The square was only created in the 19th century after a marshy part of the harbor was filled in. Today it still looks rather inauspicious, more a patch of pavement than a leafy common, yet the square is St. George's undisputed center. Locals frequently congregate here for civic celebrations. Visitors, meanwhile, come to see the replica stocks and pillory. Formerly used to punish petty crimes, these grisly
gizmos—together with a replica ducking stool—are now popular props for photo ops. Reenactments of historical incidents, overseen by a town crier in full colonial costume, are staged in the square April through November, Monday to Thursday and Saturday at noon, and December through March on Wednesday and Saturday at noon.
Water St., St. George's, GE05, Bermuda
Oct 12, 2006
I visited on a Sunday when there were no re-enactors. It was peaceful and quaint, except for the OVERHEAD POWER LINES. You mean to tell me that the wealthy island of Bermuda could not find the money to bury the power lines? Are the overhead power lines meant to re-create the atmosphere of colonial Bermuda? It is really hard to take a good picture in St. George because of these power lines.