Canons in Alexandria: Tuedsdays of Texture

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Fort Quaitbay situated on the edge of the Mediterranean  at Alexandria dates from the 15th century and has been an important strategic stronghold over the years. The canons however are not quite that old and date back to the reign of Mohammed Ali who did major works to the Fort and modernised the canons.

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Looking at these textured beauties it is hard to believe that they were once state of the art.

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The Fort itself was a beautiful structure. You can see our guide waving – taking photos often made me lag behind.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Canons in Alexandria: Tuedsdays of Texture

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Wow! That fort is a work of art!

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    The deterioration of the cannons makes for interesting texture. A beautiful fort.

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  3. pattimoed says:

    It is hard to believe they were once state-of-the-art weapons! This looks like an interesting part of the world.

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  4. Pingback: Textures inside Quaitbay Citadel: Tuesdays of Texture | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

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