martello tower (Outside)

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There is a Martello located at Ferry Reach in St George's Parish. It was completed in the 1820s.

Martello towers (or simply Martellos) are small defensive forts built in several countries of the British Empire during the 19th century, from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards.

They stand up to 40 feet (12m) high (with two floors) and typically had a garrison of one officer and 15-25 men. Their round structure and thick walls of solid masonry made them resistant to cannon fire, while their height made them an ideal platform for a single heavy artillery piece, mounted on the flat roof and able to traverse a 360° arc. A few Martello towers were surrounded by a moat for extra defence. They were used throughout the 19th century, but became obsolete with the introduction of powerful rifled artillery. Many have survived to the present day, often preserved as historic monuments.

Now if I could only get in! (last time was over 25 years ago)

Spoke to the Parks Department, looks like I can get in, just need to arrange a date.
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Date Created 3/17/2009
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lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Thanks dariusmonsef, it is a Martello (Fort) I still have a lot more work to do on this, there are three levels inside with a cannon on the top. This Fort is locate at the western end of Ferry Reach, St. George's (Bermuda)
EdLee Over 1 year ago
LostInTheTriangle, very cool. I imagine the Point Cloud to be huge -- the size of the core power generator in The Death Star -- very nice. If you have the time (and energy and patience), you can go back again and again on overcast or cloudy days when there are no harsh shadows but all the walls and grounds (both exterior and interior) are uniformly well lit. The best look would be clear blue sky in the background (like you have in this synth), but all the wall and ground surfaces are overcast well-lit. You can also completely eliminate your own shadows this way (if you want.) This will take tremendous patience (and luck, since you cannot control the weather!). It's the same for my Courthouse synth. :) Look forward to your progress here. :)
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Thanks EdLee, yes I agree about the lighting! I will be going out a third time to photograph the interior. I have to arrange a time for the park rangers to open up the tower. (hopefully this weekend) Their are other ruins in the area but that would make the synth way to big!
I wonder just how big is BIG!
EdLee Over 1 year ago
The limit seems to be around 1,500 photos at 640x480 resolution. :)
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
Okay, my resolution is much higher, photosynth re-sizes on the upload i think, but most of my photos are much higher than 640 x 480
lostinthetriangle Over 1 year ago
I now have over 3000 pictures (inside and out) way to many to synth together :(
I really wold like to see this complete. I have tried editing out a lot of extras but still have trouble over 1100 photos (keep running out of memory) or so the error says but I seem to have plenty left. Watched the resource monitor today and photosynth crashed (out of memory) while I still had over 2 gigs left (I have 8 total)
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