Friday, September 17, 2010

Capitana

Capitana, Fortezza VecchiaThe “Capitana” (Captainess) bastion barely survived some Allied bombs hitting German ammunitions stored inside.Capitana, Fortezza VecchiaThe walls were somewhat “grafted” together after the war, but the damage is visible and the bastion is still off-limits for visitors. This is the part of the fortress you see better from the terrace of the former “Piazza dei Grani”.Capitana, Fortezza VecchiaSadly, several half sunken boats around the bastion's southern end spoil the beautiful view.

See also: Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca - Cortile d'Arme - Ampolletta - Molo del Soccorso - Canaviglia - Palazzo di Francesco - Mastio di Matilde - From the Top
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15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful structure!

Farmchick said...

Really an interesting structure.

ρομπερτ said...

I'm sorry.


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Halcyon said...

Wow! I'm surprised they kept this up after the war. I'm glad they did though, I love the red brick.

Paula said...

She's still grand to see. We have old forts that seem to be magically held together but not like this one!

Kaori said...

It looks like someone glued it together! I'm glad it's held together...it's a lovely piece of history :D

Randy said...

How beautiful. Wonderful post!

Hilda said...

I really like all the plants growing through the cracks in this old fort. Its design reminds me of a ship somehow, especially in your first photo.

Dina said...

The stitching up of her wounds gives a sad feeling.

Cezar and Léia said...

A strong structure, so nice fort!
As Hilda said,that first shot reminds me a ship, it's beautiful!
Have a nice weekend,
Léia

Babzy said...

nice fort , it needs renovation ...

Rob and Mandy said...

Very impressive, they really didn't want anyone to come in!

JM said...

I like it the way it is! It's a great reminder of something that simply can not happen again.

Small City Scenes said...

Well said, JM.

It does remind one of a ship. It is truely amazing. Sad, too. MB

Dina said...

Let's hope JM is right.