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.
Looking at these textured beauties it is hard to believe that they were once state of the art.
The Fort itself was a beautiful structure. You can see our guide waving – taking photos often made me lag behind.