Back to T&T today, this time to Port of Spain and Fort George, located on a ridge over 1,000 feet above the capital. Built by the British in 1804 as part of a complex of fortifications that protected the island, Fort George was the major defensive position monitoring all approaches to the capital and especially protecting the harbour.
Although it was considered impregnable in its day, Fort George never experienced military action. However, when attacks by other hostile colonial powers were rumoured, the merchants of Port of Spain would store their records, cash and valuables in the safe inside the fort. The fort ceased to be a military establishment in 1846 and was converted to a signal station in 1902. The Victorian Signal House continued to operate until 1964 and now houses a mini-museum.
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Miha2ou7 (5048) 2009-05-11 13:23
That`s so typically Caribbean. :) In any case, a nice balanced photo, with a good deal of elements in it. All in all neatly composed, bright, with good colors and contrasts.
I`d like to visit the region someday soon, and I`m seriously thinking about it as my next destination, we shall see.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-05-13 3:14
These old guns are not frightening any more, but rather attractive. I like contrast between their heavy and massive forms and the brittleness of the wood house. The colors are put forward by the dark sky. The skilful and balanced composition is very pleasant to look at. An excellent realization. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
gilou530 (34) 2009-05-13 13:20
une vue bien cadrée avec les canons que donnent de la profondeur a l'image, belles couleurs et netteté
pen (509) 2009-05-13 22:03
I like the varieties of color that you have captured belnds well with its other. Nice POv & Compo. Great shot.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-05-14 2:17
Hi dear Mary
Well placed these old guns in the picture.
Beautiful colours and details. Good informative note
TFS and have a nice day
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2009-05-14 7:33
First, welcome on TE. I like this picture because it shows exactly what your comment is about and shows buty of this Fort whenthere is no fight around.
Kind Regards Jiri
jemaflor (89385) 2009-05-14 12:20
Well taken to give a well balanced shot, good contrast of colours with the foregroung and this white house, well too the red flowers to give another color at your view.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-05-14 22:27
That's a nice colonial building to which the cannons add a good foreground, given the stormy conditions it is well exposed, possibly an angle from the right side of your picture would have been better to detach the elements that are slightly overlapping here.
Have a nice day jY
Clementi (52514) 2009-05-15 9:53
a beautiful composition with a beautiful architectural style, in the foreground the guns arouse fear. very beautiful colors and light.
bobocortis (15988) 2009-05-17 11:03
I like this shot for the exposure accurancy, allowing to appreciate the fine details of the white facade. The fg's guns give depth.
Arlan (59) 2009-05-20 7:33
Nice composition, showing a little bit of history with the inclusion of the cannon. Nice natural color tone.
COSTANTINO (59883) 2009-05-21 9:31
Nice photo with a great combination of nature details,the little white house,the vivid flowers as decoration to this shot and thanks for your usefull notes..A military shot I could say that brings memories from old time..
thanks for sharing it with us
regards and compliments Costantino
batalay (36978) 2009-05-22 0:47
The composition is well balanced. The brilliant green of the canons offers a dramatic highlight to the shot. Your note, meanwhile, complements the excellent TE-package.
Vasa (16816) 2009-05-29 17:06
Dear Mary, friend,
Port of Spain so far away from me. Your pictures from your trips are inspiration to follow your feet. I will wait that the life smiles...Nice informative picture here with the play of clouds. Your note (in excellent English) is so useful. Many thanks for sharing and so proud of your recent visit.
vasilpro (41099) 2009-06-05 8:53
Very nice composition with the two cannons in the FG, nice colors and good light management.
francio64 (39708) 2010-01-18 12:22
bella composizione su cui primeggia la presenza dei due cannoni.
I proprietari di questa casa li usano per proteggersi dai ladri? Ahahahah!
Have a nice day!