Tag: fort

  • Castillo San Cristobal

    written by reneg88 on 2010-06-14 #places
    Castillo San Cristobal

    Back in 1539 the Spanish Empire spent over 250 years fortifying this location in Puerto Rico as part of their defensive system. Now, it's one of the most visited spots in the beautiful island.

  • Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

    written by coolsigg on 2010-12-03 #places
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

    Situated near the mouth of the Singapore River is a historical building known as the Fullerton Hotel. Before its current incarnation, it was known as the Fullerton Building, taking its name after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements (1826–1829). Most Singaporeans would know that the Fullerton Building housed the General Post Office from 1928 (the year it was built) 'til 1996. In 1997, the Fullerton Building was gazetted as a conservation building by the Singapore Government.

  • World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    2011-09-20 #places
    World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal. However are you aware that the Taj Mahal is just one of three world heritage sites that can be found in Agra? The other two notable sites are Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort.

  • Moledo - Yellow Sand, Blue Water & Red Sky

    written by -alia- on 2011-02-15 #places
    Moledo - Yellow Sand, Blue Water & Red Sky

    Moledo Beach is a small beach in Portugal famous for its simplicity and natural beauty. Like most of the beaches in the north of the country, it’s a place that changes completely during summertime, it suddenly turns from a quiet place to a trendy place.

  • Cebu Tripping, Philippines

    written by cinzinc on 2009-05-31 #places
    Cebu Tripping, Philippines

    Cebu city has a lot to offer to tourists. Everything from cultural, historical and relaxation! You could almost visit their tourist spots in a single day!

  • Living in a Snowapocolypse Wonderland

    written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-02-28 #places
    Living in a Snowapocolypse Wonderland

    (To be read in a menacing movie trailer voice) On the second week of December 2010, London (Ontario, Canada) got battered with snow squalls which lasted for over three days dropping almost half the amount of snow in two days that they would get all winter. This is the city you've just moved to, and you can't walk on ice.

  • Fortalesa Isabel II - La Mola

    written by dazb on 2010-02-13 #places
    Fortalesa Isabel II - La Mola

    Whilst on holiday in Menorca, we visited "La Mola" - a huge fort on a small island defending the main port/city. It is now a tourist attraction.

  • Tunneling through North Head at Devonport, Auckland

    written by adam_g2000 on 2012-01-31 #places
    Tunneling through North Head at Devonport, Auckland

    Never fired in anger...the fort atop the hill at North Head, Devonport, Auckland may now be abandoned, but what's left behind is not only historically interesting - a beautiful park and beach, but also a treasure trove of opportunities for any Lomographer.

  • St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa), Malacca Malaysia

    written by eva_eva on 2010-06-07 #places
    St. Paul's Hill (A'Famosa), Malacca Malaysia

    Malacca, was recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage city. It is one of the must visit city in Malaysia.

  • Sohar Fort Musuem

    written by mvsunit on 2009-03-06 #places
    Sohar Fort Musuem

    This was the first stop on the touristy places that my folks brought me during my stay in Oman over the holidays. It is situated about a 10-minute drive from the city center and a couple hundred meters from the shoreline, or they what the call corniche. I was a bit disappointed when we read the poster on the door that it was closed for renovations. I would just have to settle shooting its perimeter.

  • Meherangarh Fort, Jaipur

    written by wil6ka on 2009-02-07 #places
    Meherangarh Fort, Jaipur

    After you have taken a trip to India, you most likely have seen many temples, forts and palaces. But eventually you don’t really know any more how they are called and where they have been at. A phenomenon also witnessed while traveling in China or Japan. I am quite grateful for the Cosmotourist idea, because it gives me the opportunity to do some research again and to understand, where I have been. Such a missing spot is the Meherangarh Fort close to the big city of Jodhpur.

  • Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    2011-10-20 #places
    Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    The Great Wall of China stretches more than 8800km and there are several starting points to scale it. Most tour groups visiting Beijing will visit the North Pass also known as Badaling. However, if you want to get away from the crowd, and enjoy the sight of the Great Wall without the pushing and hustling, I recommend you to start at Jia Yu Guan Pass.

  • St. Barbara Bastions/Victoria Gate

    written by webo29 on 2011-04-26 #places
    St. Barbara Bastions/Victoria Gate

    Webo29's favourite outdoor lunchtime haunt also happens to be one of Malta's most sought after postcodes. Read on for a brief insider's tour of Valletta's St. Barbara Bastions.