Monday, September 24, 2012

Fort George, Ontario, in the Eyes of a Regency-Era Writer

To celebrate that I am now a dot-com, I thought would share some pics from my recent trip to Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

Of course Mr. Liasson wanted to see the fort. "It's Regency period," he said in a tempting voice. Well, I succumbed, and it was great! Okay, it's not London, but look at what we saw... 

Here is the Union Jack flying atop the fort (well, you're only supposed to call it that when it's at sea, so I suppose I should say Union Flag.)

A British Canadian soldier twirling his musket. It weighs 9 pounds, 10 with the bayonet. I got to hold it--it was heavy!

Playing the fife.

Tunnel made of stone.

British officer uniform for the Canadian army is on the left. A New York State Militia Officer's coat is on the right. Both are circa 1812.

A musket, pistols, and a sword artfully displayed on a mantel. I LOVED THIS! Who says army guys aren't artsy!

No trip to Ontario area is complete without a visit to Niagara Falls. This is my artistic effort to capture the power and the intense drop off. (How would you like to be the person whose job it is to pick up that Coke can???)

A fun trip was had by all. (Mr. and Mrs. Liasson, after a happy weekend away :)


  1. What are the odds... I went to Niagara-On-The-Lake with my family this summer too! We took the White Water Rafting trip (on a large, motor-powered raft) that departed from there and got thoroughly soaked. We had brought dry clothes to change into, and following our drenching, we dried off, changed, and had lunch in an adorable Pub that had been built in 1813. The town was amazing and felt like a piece of history brought back to life.

    1. Yes, and the flowers were outstanding! A very fun place--glad your kids liked it, too!

  2. Hi, Miranda, This is one of our favorite places, too. Hope you had a chance to see a Shawfest play while you were there! Or else, you MUST go back!

    1. Hi Cathy,
      We saw two plays--it was a great weekend. I'd go back in a heartbeat!