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Martello on Portmarnock strand Dublin (the white sands)

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Martello towers (or simply Martellos) are small defensive forts built in several countries of the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards.

They stand up to 40 feet (12m) high (with two floors) and typically had a garrison of one officer and 15-25 men. Their round structure and thick walls of solid masonry made them resistant to cannon fire, while their height made them an ideal platform for a single heavy artillery piece, mounted on the flat roof and able to traverse a 360° arc. A few towers had moats for extra defence. The Martello towers were used during the first half of the 19th century, but became obsolete with the introduction of powerful rifled artillery. Many have survived to the present day, often preserved as historic monuments.

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Gorgeous view!! wonderful composition and colors!

  • Cheers my friends :))

    – Martina Fagan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    love how you composed this! lovely work
    :)

  • Many thanks Maggie :))

    – Martina Fagan

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaabout 5 years ago

    Tina, it is so beautiful, looks nice and quiet !

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous framing of this beautiful place, Tina!! lovely

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    stunning

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Munggo
    Munggoabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Tina :-)

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 5 years ago

    Great photo Tina

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant minimalism landscape & the rule of third works very well here!

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Tina.

  • Always appreciated , thank you
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 5 years ago
    Fab. shot, I love the Martello towers especially the one at Sandycove!!!
  • Always appreciated , thank you. Yeah that’s a lovely one
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

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