Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro is a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. When it was built in 1589, Cuba was under the control of Spain. The castle, named after the biblical Magi, was later captured by the British in 1762.
Morro Castle in Havana shares the name with other structures in Santiago de Cuba and the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this case "morro" in Spanish means a rock which is very visible from the sea and therefore serves as a navigational landmark.
Perched on the promontory on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance.
In the distance you can see the Faro Castillo del Morro lighthouse, which was added in 1846.
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lousat (67105) 2014-01-02 15:10
Hi Caleb,i been there 2 years ago and this is a great memory to me too,great choice of the moment with the best light and magnificent perspective 3D,with the modern Habana in background,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
robmal (1858) 2014-01-04 4:46
Great shot with old castle and fantastic new city in the background, great compositoinan and POV, well done.
SnapRJW (26088) 2014-01-04 23:30
Hello Caleb - I like the way you have composed this shot with the old fort contrasting with the modern city skyscrapers in the background. Nicely seen. Warm regards Rosemary
adramad (32881) 2014-01-17 8:15
Hello again Caleb.
This other image seems wonderful, is a very original POV of Morro Castle, seen well from the corner, the wall and the trail give a good perspective, wave city in the background is a nice touch.
The brightness and sharpness are also perfect.
Have a good weekend.
All the best.
jmdias (49671) 2014-01-17 15:34
very interesting angle catching well the shapes of this marvelous old fort. I liked the way you shows the town ahead. nice job. most of images from cuba we can see here are about people, cars.. I liked this monument.
- Copyright: Caleb Ficner (kwekwekan) (866)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS8
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 9:15