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The Birdcage

Hamilton, Bermuda
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Hamilton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Nov 25, 2013
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sherwood park, Alberta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

cute. its indistinct from other traffic pulpits in other countries, but this one is quite small and i needed to focus in too see it as it gets lost in the background buildings. its was not manned when i saw it, and perhaps this is why.

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hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We came off the ferry mid-day and my wife wanted her photo taken with it in the background. Not so fast, the policeman informed her, until he was properly posed for a really nice result!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Sadly, the economy has eliminated the policeman who used to direct traffic entertainingly during rush hours, which is really missed. Hope it will be back as the economy improves? But - you can get to it for a fun photo op during Harbor Nights.

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Onich, Lochaber
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I spent many happy hours in The Birdcage during my service with the Bermuda Police from 1966 to 2000. When I first went to Bermuda Hamilton had no traffic lights, and the traffic on Front Street used to become very congested especially during rush hours. The deal in those days was that The Birdcage would be manned between 0800 and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Arriving in April to Bermuda the birdcage was not up and running - I was sorry I missed it.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The Birdcage is a platform from which a Police Officer can be seen directing traffic. It is usually unmanned and tourists can go inside for a unusual picture opportunity. If an officer is there, he may be happy to join in the photograph - just ask.

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If ever there was an intersection in Bermuda that needed a police constable directing traffic, this is it. Forget about gazing at the Birdcage - concentrate on not getting run over by cars, trucks, and scooters coming from all directions. I've heard that they put a constable in for photos occasionally, but we went past every day, and it was... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This has become a tourist attraction but years ago this was where a police officer stood and directed traffic on front street. Today one day of the week a police officer directs traffic so tourist can see and photograph this scene.Tourist also like to get in the bird cage and have their pictures taken.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is where the policemen used to stand to direct traffic in the days before traffic lights. I don't know if they do it everyday but you can still get a pic of a police officer probably Monday to Friday during the summer. There may be a set time but I don't know it, sorry. The blue building in the... More

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