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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

BTW, it's too bad no one provided more background on the photo on Zanshin's post #129. The columns are the ruins of the sail loft at Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbor, Antigua. The loft was above the columns.
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Bare Island Fort, Botany Bay - no idea if that is the same as Fort Banks or not.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Fallard ..... no but you are close.

I didn't know about that sail loft .... thank you.

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Must be Bare Island then.
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Bare Island Fort, Botany Bay - no idea if that is the same as Fort Banks or not.

I confess I had to check that myself. I knew it was Bare Island but didn't know the name of the fort .... imaginatively enough it is Bare Island Fort.

Forts Banks is on Cape Banks barely one nautical mile distant.

BIF was built against the possibility of the Russians invading NSW in the 19th century so it was absolutely pointless. Fort Banks was WWII era.

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'Not sure if this will be very easy or very difficult. 'Looking for the name of the location, not the building and I'll post progressively easier pictures until someone gets it. I think everyone will know of this place even if they haven't been there.
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This one was easy: The Prime Meridian
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I was hoping the slightly unusual angle was going to fool people for a while and then I was going to post various other pictures of Greenwich.

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Here's one from the northern hemisphere.

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I confess I had to check that myself. I knew it was Bare Island but didn't know the name of the fort .... imaginatively enough it is Bare Island Fort.

Forts Banks is on Cape Banks barely one nautical mile distant.

BIF was built against the possibility of the Russians invading NSW in the 19th century so it was absolutely pointless. Fort Banks was WWII era.
Interesting stuff. I've sailed past Botany Bay a couple of times and sailed on Botany Bay a couple of times and must have flown over Botany Bay hundreds of times... and yet never knew a Fort (or two!) was even there.

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