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#PuertoRico #Castles #travelphotography #SanJuan: Castillo San Felipe del Morro / El Morro astonishes. It is a massive triangular fortress draped guarding the harbor. It may be the second largest fortress in the entire New World, second only to nearby Castillo San Cristobal. 1/
2/ #UNESCO El Morro five tiers of wedding cake #ramparts must soar up to 100 feet above the #ocean. The Spanish started construction in 1539. To enter, one crosses a splendid multi-acre lawn on the landward approach they deliberately cleared of all obstacles.
3/ El Morro's original pierced windowless guard towers are named "garitas". (I use "margarita" as a mnemonic...). We also saw many 3' long iguanas: one on the giant exterior lawn and at least 10 more in the dry moat. They love eating the weeds/clovers.
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Forts of the Bahawalpur Division
Bahawalpur Division is home to the largest number of forts in Pakistan second only to the Rawalpindi Division. In this thread we will be looking at 24 of these forts.
Ahmadpur Lamma Fort
Located in the Rahim Yar Khan disrtict , it is a fortified haveli (mansion) with a central courtyard.
Bajla Fort
It was constructed by Ali Murad Pirjani in 1767 although little of it survives today.
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Sindh is one of the cradles of civilization and has a vast amount of historical treasures to be found in its deserts and fertile plains. Forts are one of these precious treasures.
This thread will cover 19 of the forts of this region...
Banbhore Fort
This is the citadel for ruins of the port city of Banbhore, often thought to be the famed city of Debal. It is thought that the city was first built by the Parthians and was occupied up until the 13th Century. It was deserted due to change in course of the Indus.
Bukkur Fort
The fort of Bukkur sits on an island on the Indus east of Sukkur. It is thought to have been founded in the 13th Century. Although little of the fort remains today, drawings by the British show a much grander and formidable fortress which once existed.
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Afterwards I went to Warkworth Castle in Northumberland which also once belonged to the powerful Percy earls of Northumberland. It is an impressive and pretty castle that is well-worth visiting! #castles #castlehunting @EnglishHeritage @VisitNland
Warkworth dates from the twelfth century and was acquired by the Percies in the early fourteenth century. They were responsible for the construction of its unusual cross shaped keep and other additions such as the collegiate church
Fortunately, it is possible to explore much of the keep, with the rooms including the great hall, great chamber, chapel and storage facilities. My personal favourite are the corbel
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