Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Memorializing Brock, Part 2
Later in the mid-1800s, the battlefield of Queenston Heights was transformed into a beautiful park and a huge stone monument was erected to honour Major-General Sir Isaac Brock. In fact, he is actually buried beneath it. A few years ago when My Rare One and I were in Ontario to visit Niagara Falls, we took a little detour and went to Queenston Heights to see Brock's Monument as well.
In typical 19th century style, Brock's Monument is intimidating in size, phallic in nature, rather grandiose and oh so very British. It reminded me a lot of Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square. It is definitely worth seeing. I think every Canadian should visit Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument at least once, if possible. It is such an important site in Canadian history.
But we discovered that there is also another important Memorial on Queenston Heights!
Tomorrow: Queenston Heights' Second Memorial
[All photos from the internet]