Alcatraz Island is a small island in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California. The island was developed in the mid-19th century with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, and a military prison. Here are views of Alcatraz from Pacific Heights.
Harpers Ferry is a town in West Virginia. Paths wind through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which has 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and John Brown’s Fort, a key site in an 1859 abolitionist raid. The location where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, known as The Point, offers views of Maryland and Virginia.
The crowning glory of Golconda Fort is the Durbar Hall, which stands atop a hill overlooking the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is approached by a thousand-step stairway with a great view of the cities below – including (on a clear day) the famous Charminar itself.
People making the trek to the top of the tower at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, India
A child looks through the iron grille at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Golconda Fort – this impressive hilltop fort, located 11 kilometers from the Hyderabad city center, has imposing ramparts and gates. Originally a mud fort built by the Kakatiyas, it was transformed into an imposing citadel during the 16th and 17th centuries by the Qutub Shahi dynasty.
Since the time it was built 1518, Golconda Fort has been the pride of Hyderabad. Famous for its impenetrable structure, the fort is considered as a hallmark of excellence in military architecture. Golconda Fort is one of the grandest forts in India.
Pendennis Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, Cornwall, England between 1540 and 1542. It formed part of the King’s Device program to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, and defended the Carrick Roads waterway at the mouth of the River Fal.
This 16th century fort is famous for its elegant architecture and spectacular view from Narmada River, this place was constructed by a greatest queen Ahalyabai Holkar and was her residential place, a queen India ever had seen.
Sunset through hazy skies from a palace fort in Neemrana, India