King George Fort
On a hill overlooking Scarborough is the most important historic site of the island: only a few meters away from the hospital, stands the Fort King George on the Rockley Bay. From this fort one can have views far beyond the city and the coast of Tobago. The fort was built in the 17th Century and throughout its history occupied by the French, who renamed it Fort Castries.
Of the once 30 buildings of the fortress are preserved now only a few. Visitors can visit the fort today, the prison blocks, the ammunition, the military hospital and the officers' barracks. Even the National Museum of Tobago, which is housed in an old building, invites you to visit. There are objects from the entire island history shown, from pre-Columbian Indian art of paintings to everyday objects of the first western settlers. On the grounds of the fort, are numerous guns, which have openings towards the Ocean.
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mauarg (1758) 2010-10-25 4:10
I loved all the tones of green in your shot ! Very well done ! TFS
snunney (79491) 2010-10-25 4:23
A very attractive composition featuring this historical fort. I like the counterpoint offered by the shrub in the right foreground and the lovely shades of green, which seem to positively sparkle.
Nicou (116170) 2010-10-25 5:06
quel beau vert sur cett epente, avec le gris et le vert sur le toit, le cadrage est trsè recherchés, avec ce buissons, ce dallage, le vieux mur, quel ensemble, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
mkamionka (29187) 2010-10-25 5:43
very interesting place. Razor like sharpness allows to get a better feeling of this place. It seems very wet like a rain forest, and the vegetation seems to take over every available spot.
Very well captured,
Sergiom (54377) 2010-10-25 5:45
J'aime beaucoup l'encadrement fourni par cet arbre aux branches tordues, le vert profond de la végétation et ce bâtiment presque caché par les feuilles.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-10-25 6:07
a superb photo of this interesting place, the composition is beautiful, great details and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Atousa (7123) 2010-10-25 7:10
A lovely green shot indeed!.. its very well composed.. thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
Best regards, Atousa
Ricx (13495) 2010-10-25 7:23
Hi Achim, a superb image with so many tones of green.. nice line with the path- good sharp image and a great frame. well done Rich
mursaloglu (8317) 2010-10-25 8:34
marvelous landscape with amazing colors ano eyecatching diagonal lines. also great sharpness bravo ihsan
josepmarin (57473) 2010-10-25 8:58
The image has a strong green dominant that gives a very special aspect to the photo.
Good composition mixing architecture and nature, under a very interesting light.
Good photographic work of 5 years ago, and good informative note.
boa (5618) 2010-10-25 10:47
green, green and more green ! :) A good composition and note, maybe the picture is a little bit overexposed but that is just a minor detail. I am also very impressed of your map of visited countries.Not many left :) Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
chrisnet (21088) 2010-10-25 12:48
A good framing with the branchs, and the green colors gives a very special aspect.
Fis2 (81844) 2010-10-25 12:50
Interesting composition and colors.
I dont like the sharpness.
gilou530 (34) 2010-10-25 13:25
une image pleine de verdure de cette maison dans cet écrin de nature
pierrefonds (54890) 2010-10-25 14:40
The trees and the edges are framing well the fort. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the fort. The green is the main color and the light has a special effect on it. Have a nice day.
danos (83045) 2010-10-25 23:09
Good morning Achim,
nice and picturesque the King George fort with the greenery to be the dominating colour of the scene.The branches of the above tree is a good decorative element of the scene.Well done.
Have a good day,Danos
Graal (95343) 2010-10-25 23:36
unusual place, good informations and photowork. I like it. Great journey You had.
Have a nice day.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-10-26 10:20
nearly monochromatic, with a green that prominence, image much detail. It compliments
silah (1960) 2010-10-26 10:59
What an impressive scene and capture. Perfect framing. I liked it.
diomed (13926) 2010-10-26 11:18
a very attractive image of this fort with the green color as dominant. Superb shapes of the tree branches, great texture of the grass. Good sharp an POV.
sacimar (25975) 2010-10-26 11:48
interesting picture, I like the predominant green color in the image, the building is eye-catching, good angle and details,
danyy (0) 2010-10-26 23:55
un hommage à ce fort mais aussi à la verdure qui l'entoure.Une photo nette et aux lumières bien équilibrées. Un encadrement astucieux, mais qui ne sera pas du goùt de tout le monde.
gunbud (34066) 2010-10-27 14:21
What a wonderful look at this lush tropicl green seen in varying shadesl
The old tree above the old fort looks very impressive.
siolaw (38050) 2010-10-28 6:03
The difficult light is well managed with strong green colour tones. The croton tree in the lower right corner adds a pleasant touch of colours.
PS I just saw your last critique on my Phnom Penh palace photo.. I was checking the beta version and the critique appears only there, not in the new TE version!
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-10-28 21:40
Trinidad, der Name klingt schon exotisch.
Eine interessante Geschichte der Festung.
Ich sehe, du bist viel unterwegs.
JCG (35129) 2010-10-29 5:14
An area certainly rather wet taking into account all this beautiful greenery which surrounds this vestige of the past which must be maintained not to be covered with vegetation. A photograph of beautiful quality in the management of the lights and where I appreciate clearness. Interesting glance and thank you for your instructive note.
With all my friendships and an excellent WE,
subhendu_bagchi (25243) 2010-10-29 6:26
what a fantastic frame. Like a painting in canvas. Great composition using a nice POV. Like the colour tone very much. Excellent light management and sharpness. Great work indeed. Tfs.
jafadabret (56497) 2010-10-29 11:55
Cette photo est étrange avec le vert omniprésent, la maison aux volets clos et cet arbre aux branches torturées. Belle composition !
PaulVDV (20385) 2010-10-30 0:12
I like the composition of this picture very much with the branches of the tree over the roof.
Although the subject of the picture is the fort, I find it a remarkable nature picture too.
The green tones dominate the whole photo, even on the walls and the roof of the building. Beautiful details like the small tropical plants growing on the branches of the tree.
Best regards, Paul
didemay (2945) 2010-10-30 0:50
Loved the tones. They are so close to each other. Great spiritual touch of blue, grey, brown and yellow on the vivid green.
shevchenko (19051) 2010-10-31 20:38
Good frame to the little fort on the slope,
nice surrounding environment in green,
thanks for sharing a hidden old fort.
Juntas (7958) 2010-11-04 10:54
Hi Achim. Very nice composition full of beautiful greens. The place seems very nice and you have captured it well. Good definition. Well done.
Have a nice evening.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-11-07 15:39
Hi dear Achim,
a wonderful atmosphere..a dreamlike scene..very impressive details and green tones..great textures with superb sharpness..TFS
pablominto (53744) 2010-11-08 2:19
A lovely place, with the well groomed lawn in the shade of the old tree..!
A balanced composition, with a well framed view to the old fortress...
Sharp fine details and pleasing colour reproduction!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (42006)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2005/01 Antilles Cruise
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-25 3:47
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