I love history. I love knowing how and why things are the way that they are. Though wars and death make me sad, it also makes me happy to know that there were men who existed to have enough courage and strength to fight for a country, land, or whatever it was they were at war for. But the fact that they had that courage inside them amazes me. If they didn't have that courage, where would we be today? What boundaries would separate our countries and our cities?
I live in a very historic part of the city of Toronto and I chose to live here because of the history behind it. Living in the Fort York Residences which roots to the War of 1812 has a special place in my heart and it has since I studied it in school. Over the years, I have collected books on this subject and read and researched more than I was exposed to in school.
This photo was taken at Queenston Heights, which in the background you will notice a tall monument. This monument is dedicated to the British commander, Major General Isaac Brock who died at the Battle of Queenston Heights on Oct. 13, 1812, during the War of 1812.
I can't explain whyI love this part of history so much. Maybe it is the way the story ties together the heroes such as Laura Secord, Tecumseh, Major General Isaac Brock, to name a few. I really don't know why I am so drawn to this part of history......But I love it.
There. That's my story about this photo and though it was random, I hope you enjoyed it.
With Love | Nikki