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Monday, January 26, 2009

Anyone for 1895?

Well, it looks like a time portal. Macaulay Point Park was formerly a part of the coastal defences, along with Fort Rodd Hill. This spooky looking tunnel is the entrance leading up the the highest gun emplacement. These defences were originally built to defend Victoria and Esquimalt, "...in 1878, when a crisis in the Balkans made war appear imminent." You can read more about these defenses on the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum website and there's lots of other interesting information there as well. For example, British Columbia had its own two submarine fleet in 1914, purchased secretly from their maker in Seattle. Tomorrow we'll take a look at the view from the other end of the tunnel.

4 comments:

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

It is a very interesting history of these walls. I am looking forward to tomorrow to see the other side.

Babzy said...

Thanks for telling us the history of the place , i like your shot ,the tunnel don't seem very welcoming ;)

Snapper said...

Wonderful image Benjamin. Looks very European. I loved the houseboat pictures too. Cheers!

USelaine said...

I love the soft plunge into black framed by the same effect. The light, the alignment, the history - A+.