A Fort with a Difference...

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A Fort with a Difference...
Oct 18, 2012

BIGGGGGGG MOOOAAATT..  

For those of you around the globe, welcome to one of the old sea forts that were once the backbone of the defences for the Solent; the stretch of water between Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Weight in Great Britain. This one's called "No Man's Fort" And I went there to be introduced to a job to quote.

As we approached I was informed that before we disembark the boat is lifted on that hook just there:

And so it was:

Through the bowels of the fort precisely engineered brickwork abounds. It was built to navel standards and apparently is within an inch of true round. Take it from me this place is immaculately engineered.

With military days over the fort is a privately owned place. The new owners are reading it as a venue for special occasions. This is the same as the previous owner's in the 1990's, who put up this conservatory style central roof and that staircase:

Outside, the 'Penthouse' accommodation was in good condition. Obviously not an original fort build!

A sign of age. I add this to Dov's recent rust theme.

So there we are. All LX2 by the way.

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