Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm gun, Bateria de Cenizas, Costa Calida, Spain by Squealia

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Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm gun, Bateria de Cenizas, Costa Calida, Spain by 


Bateria de Cenizas, On high hilltops either side of the city Cartagena, are pairs of very impressive British built Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm guns (in the style of the ‘Guns of Navarone’) which were used to protect the approches to Cartagena in more recent times. Built around 1930 these Baterias are now abandoned. These guns included four of the largest artillery pieces ever made – huge 38.1 Vickers guns with a range of some 20 miles. These guns remain in place, two at the Castillitos battery, at Cabo Tiñoso, near Puerto de Mazarron, & two here at the Cenizas battery, near La Manga Club. Up in the open air, the mean and menacing guns point seaward and they would have been virtually impossible to spot from any distance, with their low profile and camouflage. I have included these images as you get a real feel to how big these guns are with people around them! These guns are about 220m above sea level, which although not a high altitude, is quite high above the sea as it is a sharp drop over the edge!

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Comments

  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

    Great ‘shot’ Celia, bet you got a ‘bang’ out of taking these images, great nattation as well my friend xx

  • LOL that is Hannah climbing up the front of that one! This was after an hours walk up hill! And she is on top of the other one to the right!! Then there is a front on one as another image! The engines underground will follow shortly! These are the matching pair to the ones I took in September. But quite a few miles up the coast.

    – Squealia

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    great image and fantastic sky

  • Thank you Luda

    – Squealia

  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

    Thought the young lady looked familiar. I remember the ones you posted here last year xx

  • ;o)

    – Squealia

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture

  • Thank you

    – Squealia

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 5 years ago

    Wonderful skies! Great job with the composition! Hannah looks to be having fun!

  • Thanking you Patricia

    – Squealia

  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...over 5 years ago

    great shot nice capture and great work

  • Thank you Dave

    – Squealia

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    wow that is HUGE great angle to take it from to really show it at its best.

  • Thank you Karen

    – Squealia

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceover 5 years ago

    That sure is some gun Celia and it’s a lovely photo – very sceneic.

  • Thank you jenny

    – Squealia

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