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It was built in 1672 during the reign of Danish king Christian IV to protect the port city of Kristiansand (founded 1641) by the Danish engineer Willem Coucheron. It is a mighty squat round artillery tower surrounded by not a high bastion wall. In the old times it stood on an island, but now you can walk to the fortress along the dam, built in the second half of the 19th century.
KaUR (Karelskij Ukrepljenyj Rajon) or Karelian Fortified Area is one of the mighty fortress in vicinities of St. Petersburg. Once it was a northern part of so called Stalin's line, and was intended for defending of Leningrad city (St.Petersburg) from the north. It stretches across Karelian Isthmus from Ladoga Lake to Finnish Gulf's coasts.
85 mm anti-tank gun ZIF-26 is shown on the photo. The system was developed and tested in 1946-47. In the early 1950s all the KaUR was the modernized and rearmed in it's artillery, machine gun machines, signal systems, filter-airing systems, etc. 76 mm L-17 casemate guns were installed here during WW2.
Fort Kvarven located west of Bergen and covers the sea approaches to it's harbor through the Byfjorden. The fort was built in 1895-99 by Swedes due to the growing tensions in Norway, which at that time was with in union with Sweden. Union broke up peacefully in 1905 and the fort become Norway state property.
The Finnish-built lighthouse built in 1924 and is located on the tiny islet Kuninkaansaari (aka Mayachny Island) at the northern tip of Tuppurasaari Island (aka Vikhrevoy Island). The lighthouse is still operational. There are WWII fortifications on the island Tuppurasaari.
Photos of the replica of battleship Poltava, taken July 26 and 28, 2019 during the day of the Navy in St. Petersburg city. This Russian 54-gun sailing battleship was launched on June 15 (26), 1712 on the slipway of the St. Petersburg Admiralty. Peter I was personally involved in the construction of this ship.
Latrun (Hebrew: לטרון, in Arabic: اللطرون) is a hill near to the important highway Jerusalem-Tel Aviv at the entrance to the valley of Ayalon. The place has a great strategic importance, because possibility to control the communication between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean coast.
There is a strongly guarded area to the east of St.Petersburg not far from new ring road. This is the Rjevskiyi firing ground. Nobody permitted to enter there. This shots are ones of the first published. There are two remarkable and unique guns on the firing ground: 16" prototype gun B-37 and 12" gun at the test "crane" type mounting.
The fort was constructed in 1838-45 under the project of engineer-colonel Carbonjer and Moris Dastrem on an artificial island in Finnish Gulf close to Kronshtadt. It had a task to cover the south water-way to S-Petersburg by cross-fire with forts Peter I, Risbank and Kronshlot together.
The museum is located in the Commandant’s House of the fortress, more precisely in what remains оа ше after the shelling of Sveaborg by the Allied fleet im 1865. Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., fee is about 5 euros, but if you are dressed in the fashion of the 18th century...