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|Designed by the engineer Montaigu, the Castle of San Felipe was built in 1731-44 over the remains of a previous fortress. The new castle combined the fidelity of the technical teachings of Vauban with a clever adaptation to the landscape. Laid out in the shape of an arrowhead, it directed a double line of fire towards the sea on two levels, with a great facade of fortifications pointing towards...||04/04/2007||467|
|Seven coastal batteries were laid out along the entrance to the Ferrol estuary. Most were installed in the 1730s, as an initial stage in the construction of the Dockyards. The Battery of San Carlos (1772) was the last to be installed.||04/03/2007||374|
|Tug boat pulling ship into position in Santa Cruz de La Palma.||09/09/2005||343|
|The last eruption on La Palma was in 1971 from the Teneguia,|
and continued for 24 days.
In some clefts you can feel the warmth and smell the sulphur.
|Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Governments of the Balearen. Political, economical as well as cultural center not only Mallorcas, but also from Menorca, lbiza, Fomentera and Cabrera. Over 305,000 inhabitants. ||08/01/2005||1,286|
|Within a space of about 1 1/3 miles, there are 10 traffic signals (a combination of actual traffic signals and "Ped Xings") along this stretch of Walker St., all within the city of La Palma, CA, where I grew up. Everything was all fine and dandy until the city started putting up all the ped xings in the mid 90's, and now if you drive anywhere up or down Walker St. in La Palma, you're probably g...||01/08/2009||564|
|This beautiful river mouth found in the north-east of italy!If anyone knows the river's name, please contribute in the discussion thread of this file.||09/21/2005||419|
|The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219|
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
Info provided by McMaster:
Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...
|San Jose (Saint Joseph) was one of four coastal batteries built to reinforce San Luis castle, which was designed to defend the Bocachica (narrow mouth) strait, the only entrance to the bay of Cartagena. It was designed by Spanish military engineer Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor. |
|Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls. ||08/06/2005||634|
|The castle Linn is a water castle in the Krefelder quarter Linn. First, there was only one tower in the 12. century. To in 14. Century the castle was continuously extended. In the year 1702 the castle was completely destroyed by Prussian troops.||07/29/2006||503|