Fort Chambly is a historic fort in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec. at the foot of the Chambly rapids on the Richelieu River in Quebec. The fort was built in order to protect travellers on the river from the Iroquois. The region is informally known as la Vallée-des-Forts
The fort was burned down by the Indians in 1702, and was rebuilt by the French and completed in 1711.
The Great Peace of Montreal in 1701, the war between the French and Iroquois was over. Also at this time the War of the Spanish Succession broke out, and boiled over into the colonies of France and England. Thus, to defend against a more powerful European attack, including the threat of cannons, Governor Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil ordered that the fort be rebuilt in stone in 1709. and major improvements carried out on the fort between 1718 and 1720, for increase the fort's defenses.
Fort Chambly lost most of its defensive raison d'etre and so was converted into a warehouse and rally-point for soldiers, although the fort was never abandoned. With the Seven Years War, Fort Chambly was re-fortified and reoccupied, although it failed to stop the British from approaching Montreal and Quebec.
The substantial stone structure which still stands today was lost to the British in 1760 in The Conquest of New France, also known as the French and Indian War.
In 1882 a citizen of Chambly, Joseph-Octave Dion, personally repaired and restored the site. In the 20th century the Canadian government recognized Fort Chambly's cultural and historical worth and undertook its maintenance. Between 1965 and 1985 extensive archaeological digs were carried out, and today a fully reconstructed version of the final phase of Fort Chambly (1718–1720) is maintained by Parks Canada and is open to the public as Fort Chambly National Historic Site of Canada.
Hoping that this note is helpful to you to understand the history of Fort Chambly
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holmertz (33461) 2013-11-17 7:36
Asians and Europeans are more used to seeing places of historical interest in their own countries than North Americans, so it is nice to see this old Canadian fortress. You visited it on a beautiful day when light and colors were at their very best. The composition is a bit tight on the right side but your intentions were perfect. Maybe you pretended to take a picture of the moat, hoping that the young mother wouldn't notice you :-). The result is still very good, but if you had just turned a little bit more to the right for a second or two, it would have been perfect. Technically this is spotless.
dta (59121) 2013-11-17 7:50
At firsta glance , I thought that it was in Europe . Not usual to see this kind of stoned fortress in Northern America . Interesting and nicely composed , with the presence of teh family in the Fg , that adds life to the scene .
jacquest (17527) 2013-11-17 9:24
This is an interesting composition withe the end of the day light enhancing the presence and colors of the fortress. Also, the family relaxing after a day of activity adds a human touch. Your angle of shot is very well chosen as the wall with the balustrade gives deepness.
Sergiom (48884) 2013-11-17 11:55
Pas très loin de chez moi cette fortification.J'aime beaucoup la distance et la profondeur qu'apporte la rampe dans l'image. La lumière est belle sur les murs et les gens.
rychem (15396) 2013-11-19 8:50
Beautiful photo with nice composition, nice perspective of the railing leading to the centre of the photo, great clarity and sharpness of details
photoray (7896) 2013-11-20 7:37
Fine composition scene, blending the family in the corner foreground, the path leading into the centuries old rock Fort Chambly, contrasted with the Richelieu River.
bukitgolfb301 (33486) 2013-11-20 13:40
Hi Anna, nice to meet you here.
Great panfocus snap image via so sharp and clear presentation. Framework is so well considerd, I gusee.
Allocation of each element is so balanced and reasonable.
All the best and have agood day! Takero from Tokyo
ourania (21360) 2013-11-26 9:16
I like very much the light, colours and atmosphere of this photo. The fort is an interesting structure and your note provides very useful information on it. You used attractive and effective perspectives to describe the setting and balance your composition. There are wonderful contrasts of textures and colours, depth and clarity are superb and we get an almost first hand experience of this place. The people relate to the scenery in an interesting and delightful way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
pierrefonds (52548) 2013-12-06 13:42
The distance between the fort and the island is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and colors of this section of the Fort Chambly. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
Didi (52411) 2013-12-18 7:31
Very nice scene with an interesting perspective
Very good warm lights ambiance
COSTANTINO (46432) 2014-02-07 8:45
I love Te gallery because we can travel
all over the world seeing historical
ancient places Nature and traditions
this capture according to your useful notes
is a historic fort which was built in order
to protect travellers on the river from
the Iroquois peaceful atmosphere
excellent chosen point of view
have a nice weekend