Saturday, January 17, 2009

São Bruno fortress

This small 17th century fortress at Caxias is one of many in the area, built for the coastal defense.One more photo on this post.

10 comments:

Tanya said...

We saw one of these forts at St. Augustine in Florida. They are just amazing! Love that dolphin :)

Sharon said...

An interesting place and I love the dolphin statue in the one photo. This place reminds me of a painting I saw recently at an art show only the fortress in the painting was in Mexico.

Lois said...

Tanya is right, it looks a lot like the Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish fort built in 1672 in St. Augustine, Florida. I have been there many times. These are beautiful pictures and I like the dolphin too!

willow said...

I love it's almost stylized look! Nice photos, JM.

JT said...

Beautiful architecture and shots!

Marc said...

You have a lot of lovely places there JM. I like the look-through shots.

nobu said...

I like the composition of the first photo, the dolphin is really lovely.

Virginia said...

I would never have guessed 17th century. Lovely shots, like the shadows in the last.
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angela said...

The sea forts because of their role always seem to have the best views..yes that dolphin is lovely framed against the sky.

Mo said...

Looks like a great place to hang out.