Dover Castle in Snow and Sun, Winter 2009, from the Western Heights, Kent, UK

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John Latter on December 22, 2009

This is a 'winter edition' of the autumn Dover Town and Dover Castle from the Western Heights photo uploaded on November 5th, 2009.

Left of centre on the snow-covered skyline is the Norman Keep (or Great Tower) of Dover Castle; further left are three masts of a Second World War early-warning Chain Home radar station.

Right of centre on the skyline are the Roman Pharos and adjacent Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro.

Just below the skyline towards the right-hand edge of the photo is an end view of the Victorian Officer's Mess (I have a photo of it, but it hasn't been uploaded yet).

Stretching across the lower half of the photo is the row of large terraced houses of Victoria Park, to the left of which lies the southern entrance to the Zig Zags; if you know where to look, the West Wall of Old St James Church is also visible (bottom right, in a line under the end houses of Victoria Park).

Within 5 to 150 yards of where this photo was taken from are: Cowgate Cemetery Nature Reserve, the Court`s Folly, the 64 Steps, and the Drop Redoubt (see below).

In June of this year (2009) I made a video of the Victorian North Entrance whose opening sequence began with a similar view to that shown in the above photograph (taken a few yards from the Drop Redoubt).

The North Entrance and the Drop Redoubt are only two parts of the extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defence system embedded into the Western Heights. The North Entrance video is in two parts:

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 1)

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 2)

Dover Castle and the Western Heights fortifications are English Heritage sites.

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The original (uncropped) version of this photo is shown at:

Panorama of Dover Castle and Town in Sunshine and Snow

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 20, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 15:15:01
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash