大炮台 Mount Fortress, Macau

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    Mount Fortress built in 1626 stands on top of Mount Hill, which rises 52 metres above sea level. The fortress covers an area of 10,000 square metres, in the shape of a trapezoid. The four corners of the fortress protrude to form bulwarks. The north-eastern, south-eastern and south-western walls are built on 3.7 metre wide granite bases. The walls, 9 metres high narrowing upwards to 2.7 metres wide at the top, are made of solid rammed earth, further strengthened by a thick stucco of ground oyster shells. The parapet sections were crenulated for the installation of 32 cannons and the two corners of the south-east wall have watchtowers.

    The north-western and south-western granite walls facing the Chinese mainland do not have any battlements, indicating that the fortress was built only for defence against attacks from the sea. This military architectural concept represents a clear sign of friendship towards the Chinese authorities of the period.
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    大炮台 Mount Fortress, Macau

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    1. Michael Renfrow 83 months ago | reply

      If I worked in one of those buildings facing the the canon it might make me uneasy.

    2. mambo1935 83 months ago | reply

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    4. blackbir/dk 82 months ago | reply

      great capture... nicely

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    6. photophilde 71 months ago | reply

      he he,
      nice angle and composition

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    7. mambo1935 71 months ago | reply

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    8. Hesspoint 71 months ago | reply

      Hehe. Cool shot. My wife had exactly the same idea:

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    10. mlucian [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      hehe, great perspective, nice shot !!

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    15. Potter, S.R. 56 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition!

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    17. Narfas 51 months ago | reply

      Nice perspective!

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