Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pops of colour at Fort Camden

So I have been playing with my new camera and decided to share a few photos here.  The shot above was taken during a recent visit to Fort Camden.  

It is a classical coastal artillery fort that was let go into decline.  Fortifications on the site originally date from about 1550, it was added to in 1600 - 75% of the fort is underground!

However, it was taken over in 2010 by the County Council and then Rescue Camden - a group of local volunteers who wish to see it brought back to it's former glory.  

It is mainly a 19th century construction, with a defensive moat 40 ft deep.  There are underground tunnels, underground magazine, artillery batteries, musketery galleries and a brennan torpedo site.

Every small boys dream!
(above) Entrance to an underground magazine.
Art installation using found objects during the clean up
Re-enactments taking place on the day we visited.

Thanks for peeking, hope you enjoyed today's "unusual" post!

3 comments:

Barb said...

Very cool and so interesting, Dee. Have fun with the new camera and thanks for sharing! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

You have a great "photographic eye" Deirdre! I love getting to travel with you through your pictures.

Dawn said...

Astounding photos Deirdre. Looks like the camera is perfect. You got some amazing shots. Thanks for sharing.

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