Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What Is It Good For.......



"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."  --- Bertrand Russell


Check out Friday's post here for more detail of the history of the above Martello Tower.









20 comments:

  1. Looks like the one at BAttery PArk

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  2. I guess it's a style of tower that was used extensively back in the day. This one is in Halifax.

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  3. We have something similar here in Kingston near lake Ontario in the downtown area. You're probably right that it was used extensively, especially in the much older regions. What is war good for? Nothing. Just heartache and destruction...

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  4. We don't have anything like that out here on the prairies -- our region is both too young and not militarily strategic enough. The closest thing to that low-slung rock tower we have is Lower Fort Garry just north of Winnipeg -- an old fur trading fort made of rock construction.

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    1. I think after a while they must have found a 'better model/structure' as Canada began to grow westward.

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  5. It would be something...to have a world without them..wars I mean!

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    1. Jen, can you just imagine a peaceful world!? I CAN!

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    1. It really is Pat. Close up it is quite colourful and varied. Check out Friday's post for more detail.

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  7. So, now I have Edwin Starr's 1969 song playing in my head. I'll have to go watch it on Youtube to clear it!

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    1. LOL! That song was ringing through my head when I read this quote on another blog post!
      So the answer according to Edwin Starr.....'...absolutely nothin'!!

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  8. What a powerful quote. And so true. Placing it next to that battery or bunker or whatever one calls it, was a stroke of genius!

    Peace.

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    1. Funny you should say this Dee because as a child we, the kids, would play in and around all the 'forts' in this park in Halifax. I would often, as kids do, imagine the carnage that took place in places like this.

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  9. So true -- I remember him from London. Marching in the streets, with the Ban the Bomb sign that later became known as the Peace Symbol. You know the one.

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    1. I sure do Inger! You have sure been around the world! Time for a book I'd say about Inger the protester!

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  10. The stone reminds me of the Maya ruins that i visited last fall.
    One can only try to imagine now how a structure like that could be advantageous. Now we have radar and satalite images. And the killing continues all the same.
    What we are left with after the wars is structures like this to remind us of them. Good? Or Bad?

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    1. Very good point Stew! These structures can be used to remind us that wars are not needed....diplomacy is.

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  11. I'm another one that was hearing those lyrics!

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