Travel Photography Photos tagged as forts
Facing west towards Lahore in Pakistan
in one of the quieter spots around the huge palace complex with its stunning white marble buildings within the walls of the fort
The huge archway leads to an indoor,covered plaza wherebmerchants displayed their wares and ladies of the royal family shopped without leaving the huge sandstone fort centuries ago. The fort holds the royal residences, throne room, audience halls, stunning gardens and smaller summer palaces, and private, exquisite prayer chambers.
Delhi's imposing red fort
This is an old, civil war era coastal fortification. It is in worse shape then many we've seen.
This is a civil war/WW I era coastal fortification. It is directly across the channel from Fort Baldwin, where they found the location of the original Popham Colony.
Reconstructed siege machines
Viewed from the road below
This is now a large field, but during WWII held many buildings used as housing (barracks?) for soldiers stationed at Fort Stevens
Some old military equipment is on display at the fort, especially near the Museum, including this searchlight. It was used during WWII to look for enemy aircraft at night.
This shipwreck is on the beach at Fort Stevens and is a popular destination for people visiting the park.
This is all that's left of the Peter Iredale, a four masted British sailing ship that was wrecked on Oregon's coast October 25, 1906. All 27 crew and two stowaway's were rescued.
This is what the barracks area looked like when Fort Stevens was in active use, not the empty field it is today.
Mom actually braved the now to visit the replica Fort, but probably stayed less than 5 minutes in it.
The first replica of Fort Clatsop used stone fireplaces. When this burned down a couple of years ago, the Fort was rebuilt using additional research, so now had some sort of earthen fireplace.
While the inside of the chimney is lined with some sort of mud/mortar mix, I think I'd still be nervous about using a wood chimney.
The replica cabins have been furnished using available research, they are pretty sparce, even the Captains cabin.
You can tell from the weather, this wasn't the best time to visit Astoria, featured in the movie "Kindergarten Cop"