Lagos, Forte da Ponta da Bandeira - IRR

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Fort of Ponta da Bandeira (Portuguese: Forte da Ponta da Bandeira) - also known as the Forte do Pau da Bandeira, the Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de França or the Forte do Registo, the fort, which guarded the entrance to the harbour, was originally dedicated to the Santa Virgem Senhora da Penha de França (to which it was referred). This squat rectangular fort guards the entrance to the harbour, accessed by a smalldrawbridge, to terraced spaces (that overlook the town, beach and harbour) and the small chapel (decorated with 17th-century azulejos tile). Until the late 20th century, the fort was used as a service depot for military forces and housed services linked to maritime activities (such as supplies for lifeboats and nautical sports). It was restored between 1958 and 1960, and officially acquired by the municipality of Lagos in 1983, where it was converted into exhibition displays of maritime history, with astrolabes and models of caravels.

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Inge Röpke on January 30, 2015

♥Thank you so much Jonas, for your visit, kind words and LIKE90:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:))))))♥

hermelin on February 17, 2015

WOOOW! This amazing!!! Nice work, Inge! Best wishes from Hungary! Lajos

Inge Röpke on February 17, 2015

♥Thank you so much Lajos, for your visit, kind words and LIKE91:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Eliseo.mc on March 3, 2015

Inge: un bonito encuadre de esta fortificación del sur portugués.

LIKE 92 + FAV. 51.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Inge Röpke on March 3, 2015

♥Thank you so much Eliseo, for your visit, kind words and LIKE92/51:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings/saludos from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

FaSon on March 7, 2015

Super shot! A very nice defence architecture! L/F! Greetings from Norway!

Inge Röpke on March 8, 2015

♥Thank you so much FaSon, for your visit, kind words and LIKE93/52:)))
Have a nice Sunday and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Janulka on March 18, 2015

Inge - prekrásne!!!

YSL

S pozdravom,Jani

Slovakia

Inge Röpke on March 18, 2015

♥Thank you so much Janulka, for your visit, kind words and LIKE94/53:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

sziaa on March 22, 2015

Very beautiful photo!

LIKE & YSL

Best greetings: sziaa

Inge Röpke on March 23, 2015

♥Thank you so much Sziaa, for your visit, kind words and LIKE95/54:)))
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

xalx68 on March 24, 2015

Good composition. Like. Greetings.

Inge Röpke on March 24, 2015

♥Thank you so much xalx68, for your visit, kind words and LIKE96:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

J.ROLDAN on May 22, 2015

Magnifica composición con esos contrastes Inger..LIKE 98 y FAV 55,saludos cordiales,Jose.

Inge Röpke on May 22, 2015

♥Thank you so much Jose, for your visit, kind words and LIKE98/55:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

flyingdutchman on November 29

Attractive compo.

LIKE

Best wishes,

FD

Inge Röpke on November 29

♥Thank you so much FD, for your visit, kind words and LIKE99:)))
Have a nice Sunday and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

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  • Uploaded on April 10, 2014
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    by Inge Röpke
    • Camera: FUJIFILM MX-600ZOOM
    • Taken on 2000/08/06 05:48:44
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 16.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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