The ruins of a fort built by the dutch in the 16th century at Bheemunipatnam.
Bheemunipatnam (Bheemili) in Andhra Pradesh, India was once a port where the colonial Dutch and British carried out their sea trade and minted currency. The centre of trade and commerce that spanned nearly two centuries exists today as an obscure destination 24 km from Vizag (Visakhapatnam).
The Nawabs of Golkonda (a ruined city of Southern India and capital of ancient Golconda Sultanate (c.1518–1687), situated 11 km west of Hyderabad), who ruled Bheemunipatnam from 1568 AD, granted permission to the Dutch to do business in 1628 who built a Fort here in 1641. The Dutch continued business till 1824 and then in the colonial power game were forced to give away Bheemili to the British in 1825.
The town was besieged and ransacked on several occasions. The marauding Marathas ransacked and burnt the town in 1754, it was again destroyed in the Anglo-Dutch wars of 1781 and 1795 and it was finally handed over to the British in 1825 following a treaty in 1824. Subsequently, it became a peaceful Anglo-Dutch settlement.
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pajaran (54967) 2013-12-20 11:30
Interesantan tekst o staroj tvrdjavi sa opisom i istorijom ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan stari zid tvrdjave i prozor, lepe boje.
Ostaje stara arhitektura i secanje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the old fortress with a description and history of ...
Good work, well shown old fortress wall and window, beautiful colors.
It remains the old architecture and memory.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Silvio1953 (130236) 2013-12-20 12:31
Ciao Satya, lovely composition with old wall, great texture, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dekanski (4200) 2013-12-21 4:25
This piece of wall testifies to your story about the frequent sieges and devastations. At least four modifications can be discerned!
Cricri (111309) 2014-04-03 9:47
Cadrage serré pour mieux en apprécier les moindres détails et les couleurs, j'aime la lumière sur les pierres, la branche verte sauvage et l'ouverture sur le ciel blanc, belle réalisation
Noel_Byrne (27350) 2014-05-28 14:10
I like this slice of the town as you present it very much. It is sad to see it bricked up like this, but the bricked used to block the opening seem to be becoming part of the building, they almost seem natural, and their soft shape is very nice to view. I can imagine a lot of work net into these bricks and in time, they will be a natural part of this ruin. The light you have here is very intriguing too. Nicely done, and an excellent note.