Writing 101, Day Twelve: Critique a piece of work

Today, express your opinion on a  topic or a piece of work.this is your opportunity to comment on something you’re passionate about, or review a piece of art or entertainment that you love or despise.

You can approach this assignment in your own style and preferred format.

Signal hill, in St. John’s NL, Canada, wikipedia image

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This is signal hill in St. John’s , Newfoundland, Canada.It is a hill which overlooks the city of St. John’s, NL and Labrador, Canada.

Since mid 17th century fortifications were placed, because of its strategic placement. In 1762 the French surrendered to a British force at the battle of Signal Hill.

On 12th December 1901, the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received by Guglielmo Marconi.

The US maintained anti-aircraft guns on the hill during  the second world war.

Today it’s a National Historic Site of Canada.

It’s a large well kept place where tourists and local citizens visit during the summer months. In winter high winds @ 68 mph deters most people to go there. Those who are heedless of the warning are a few, who perhaps like to dare nature. But we all know it is a futile task and in trying to be brave they are in danger of losing their lives or might be critically injured.

This was my husband’s most favorite place to visit. I was not so passionate about it. For me visiting once was enough. I felt I’d rather visit some other place that I didn’t see.

When we get some visitors we take them to signal hill, hey, we say this is a very important site, you must not miss visiting it.

I sometimes wonder, if our over enthusiasm to view a piece of history might not bode well with our guests, to be honest what else do we have to boast about ? Shopping centers , No, they have better looking ones; immediately there will be a comparison made and we’d look so silly we’d wish we could hide our faces from their sarcastic grin.

So I’ve decided to present our historic site, ‘The Signal Hill’ it’s a special place for us, St. John’s citizens.

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10 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Twelve: Critique a piece of work

  1. Dear Ranu,

    This is an excellently written post about Signal Hill. Like other great travel-writing, it brings alive the place in such a way that the reader (me!) desires to visit it :).

    All good wishes,


  2. Such a beautiful picture! It is on my life of places to visit if I do ever make it out to Newfoundland. I think it’s natural for people who live in a place to not be too overly excited about some of it’s attractions. I think it’s a great thing to boast about to your visitors though! 🙂

    • It’s every bit as beautiful as the picture.You must come this way, it’s something you’ll never forget.
      Did I mention how wonderful the people are? 🙂 🙂

  3. I’d like a tour. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing. I grew up in a historical place – Washington Crossing, PA, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River to defeat the British. There’s a re-enactment every year, when the river isn’t completely frozen over. I’ve never been. My dad still lives in the house we grew up in, about 15 minutes from where we are now. Maybe this Christmas we will go. My son loves history.

  4. My dearest sister,

    After looking at the picture, I also feel that I would certainly like to visit a place like this – and especially if the people are nice too, as you mention in one of the comments.

    I can also understand that sometimes visiting a place once is enough and some visitors may also have a different taste.

    This is an interesting piece in which the liking for a place is mixed with a dislike for liking it too much!


    • Thank you for your comment, my dearest brother. I like the place it is beautiful clean and there is no pollutants in the air.
      If it was up to my husband he would have built a house, so he could see the scene in all his waking hours. 🙂

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