Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Flag at Fort George



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The photo above was taken at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario when Betsy and I visited there in 2002. The fort is fascinating and many things were of interest. But this flagpole especially caught my attention. The soldiers give you some indication of the height of the flag pole. And the British flag itself is of a corresponding size.

Why such a tall flagpole and such a big flag? Because in sight, right across the Niagara River, was an American fort. The British obviously wanted the Americans to know that they (the British) were here!

11 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I guess they were here. ;-)

I just visited Betsy's post and...well, George, you are truly a good sport. But weren't you afraid she'd lock you in there? Hahaha

Sharon said...

Very interesting & kind of funny too proving size does matter!

Sunny said...

You got to watch out for those Brits!
I remember going to Fort George years ago with my parents.
Sunny :)

rainfield61 said...

Sometimes size does matter.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Just popped over from Karin's as I trust her in her selection of great blogs. I am retired and although I have traveled a lot in younger years don't travel anymore, for several reasons. I have stacks of photo albums of various trips and love to do posts and tell about those places. Your photos and stores are great. Come by my neck of the woods sometime after all we are not too far apart. Blessings
QMM

Darla said...

So sorry Betsy put you in that contraption!! Did you teach History? By the way, just came back from the nursery bought another Hen and Chicks........(it's Betsy's fault)

Chris said...

Made me laugh about the tall flag George, I bet it wore them out hoisting it to the top of that flag pole.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very funny. HEY, we can SEE you. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting!

Definitely it is not an easy task to hoist a flag of that size...to that height!

SandyCarlson said...

Those British. How to not notice them under any circumstances? Ha. But erecting that pole must have been some feat!

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