Have you ever found a fort? My “find” this week is Fort Mackinac, which my family visited recently. It stands 150 feet up a bluff on an island at the top of Michigan. The fort is the site of battles between the British, Indians, and Americans.
The fort’s position proved perfect for defense. Attacked by soldiers in canoes, it stood strong because the shells lobbed at it fell short and landed in gardens below. The view from the top is stunning–and peaceful.
It’s amazing to stand in a place built for battle and experience calm. The horse-drawn wagons glide along below, boats bob in the dock, green grass decorates the landscape. I was surprised that the trees here are still in winter mode, but soon (any day now), spring will arrive even this far north and the trees will bloom again. The seasons will come and go, the fort will stand strong, peace will reign.
How about you? Have you visited a place of battle that’s now peaceful?
Linking up with Friday Finds.