Photographer's Note

Taken on the slopes of Chapman’s Peak at the Historic Fort with the Sentinel mountain in the background on September 9th, 2006. The road below is the famous Chapmans drive. Image cropped at the top and adjusted contrast levels. See close up view in WS.

Chapman's Peak's Historic Fort
“On the Northern slopes of Chapmans Peak is an old Fort which predates the 1922 scenic drive by over 130 years. Established at the time when the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was undergoing a rapid decline, the fortifications were built for them by a French mercenary regiment from India who had already constructed a battery of 20 pieces of cannon at West Fort at the western extremity of the Bay. The forts exchanged their colonial command on more than one occasion until they were abandoned around 1826.
Like Chapmans Peak Drive, the Forts suffered the ravages of time and neglect and by the time 1796 the blockhouse below left and right had already extensively collapsed, its timbers having long since decayed.”


Shutter: 1/320, F/5, ISO 100
Aaaah, again the tilt! I must have a short leg : )

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