Discussion in 'Revolutionary War' started by Bob Hall, Dec 9, 2006.
Can you guess what this is a pic of and where it was taken?
Bob, I can't see a picture. Just a little square and a red cross.
:-[ Same here. Can't see the pic.
Please try to repost it -- this sounds like fun. 8)
Sorry about that. Fotki.com apparently disabled hotlinking shortly after I posted this pic. I rehosted it on photobucket.com
Here it is again.
I'm assuming that everyone can see the pic now, but are unable to guess what the photo is.
Here's hint #1. It is relevant to the War of 1812.
You got me, Bob! I have no idea where that photo was taken nor am I very well versed on the War of 1812.
But I have to ask: was this photo taken in Baltimore?
Nope, not Baltimore. You're a couple of hundred miles south.
U.S. or Canada?
??? Is it Brock's Monument in Queenston, Ontario?
I found it by default by Googling for War of 1812 monuments.
It looks similar to this photo taken of it in 1923: http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/English/exhibits/1812/big/big_096_brock_monument.htm
If it is the same one, I can't figure out where you stood to take your photo.
Linda it is.
My picture was taken back in March 2004. I'm guessing that the 1923 picture was taken several yards ahead and to the left of my vantage point. Up near the top of the crest seen in my pic.
Here it is again. This pic was taken June 10th, 2007, whereas the other pic was taken back in March 2004. Now you can compare. Sadly, the Monument has been closed indefinitely and we were unable to climb up into it.
Why did they close the monument?
There was a sign on the barrier fence surrounding the monument that stated the monument was inspected in 2004 and it was determined the monument was was in need of a total restoration. There were a few cracks that were visible in the edifice halfway up, but I guess they found problems with the interior steps also. We were really hoping it was open because we wanted to see the view.
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