Brock Monument, Queenston Heights, Queesnston, Ontario
Q is for Queenston and QEW
Monday afternoon after a five-day stay in Upstate New York, my husband and I crossed the Queenston Bridge into Canada to connect with the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) to head towards home.
Sir Isaac Brock Monument at top of hill
Queenston is on the Canadian side of Niagara River and the spot where an important battle took place two centuries ago in 1812.
Brock atop monument
Brock was the British Major General at the Battle of Queenston Heights, mortally wounded during the fighting. His likeness now stands atop a 185-foot limestone column erected in 1856. Inside the column, 235 steps on a spiral staircase lead to the platform under the statue where the view is said to be spectacular, but you'll have to take Parks Canada's word for that because I stayed on terra firma and...
Looking across the Niagara River to the U.S.
looked across the river from behind a secure stone wall below the monument.
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