Please See February 2.
Please see February 2.
My study of Fort Pickens Casements began on February 2. I intend to publish this later as a slide show, but right now will just post a single photo until I figure out some new software for slide shows.
Fort Pickens is one of those massive masonry fortresses built for coastal defense prior to our Civil War. Most of the fortress and its 21,500,000 bricks have survived a war, a massive accidental explosion and numerous hurricanes. My visit extended over three days when the weather was less than ideal, punctuated by periods of rain and heavy fog. Because of these conditions, I spent most of my time photographing the gun casements and bastions. They were in most cases dark, damp and cold, but fascinating. The brickwork with the interlocking massive arches is fantastic!
I am going to post more of this series and an fuller explanation will appear in my next post, the one above this one…