Fort Henry - Fun Place to Photograph!!!

Great stuff to photograph here!!  Not only architectural photography but performance photography as well.  Interesting way to learn how to judge timing for a performance as well. 

It was a good day of shooting well I was there as well as lots to see, hear, learn and do.



Fort Henry - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Thin Red Line.  As solid as the limestone fortress Crimson-draped Guard ... called to order by the bugle, fife and drum.  Eyes and bayonets fixed.  The enemy dead ahead.  Enfields afire and cannons ablaze.  Smoking guns fill the parade square.  It's 1867.  Fort Henry heats up Wednesday evenings throughout July and August with critically-acclaimed heritage reenactments.  The Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Square and Artillery Detachment act the story of 1860s military music, drill and artillery maneuvers.  Performed entirely  by college and university students, this performance invokes patriotism and pride as they demonstrate their passion and skill for the craft.

Did You Know ... ???
  • IT'S CALLED FORT HENRY BECAUSE ... The peninsula on which Fort Henry is built is called Point Henry, named after Henry Hamilton, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, 1782-85.
  • THE FORT WE WORK IN TODAY IS NOT THE ORIGINAL FOR BECAUSE ... The Fort today is the 2nd Fort Henry.  The 1st was originally built in 1813.  It was dismantled when the 2nd Fort was built from 1832-37.
  • THE ENEMY THE FORT WAS TO DEFEND AGAINST WAS ... Throughout most of the 1800s, the United States.
  • THE PURPOSE FOR FORT HENRY WAS ... To defend the terminus of the Rideau Canal, the Royal naval Dockyards and Kingston Harbour.
  • THE FOR WAS USED AS A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP/INTERMENT CAMP IN ...  The 1837 Rebellions, during World War I, 1914-18 and during World War II, 1939-45.
  • THE YEAR 1867 WAS CHOSEN AS THE YEAR OF PORTRAY BECAUSE ... Even though soldiers were stationed at the Fort from 1812-1891, 1867 was the year for Confederation, when Canada because a nation, and when the Snider-Enfield rifle was introduced into the British Army.  The rifle was the first breach-loading rifle (loaded the back of the barrel), representing a major advancement in weaponry.
Just a little history for today!!

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