Daily Post Photo Challenge: Danger
Here is a shot of Fort Pulaski in Georgia. This is the side of the fort that sustained the heaviest cannon fire from the Union Troops. This damage was ultimately the reason that the fort surrendered during the Civil War. For me not having experienced war, it is hard to imagine the “danger” that soldiers on both sides experience. But seeing the pockmarks in a brick structure, makes it more real.
Anyone visiting the Savannah area, Fort Pulaski is truly a worthy side trip. I hope you can come and see us.
5 thoughts on “Careful of the CannonBalls”
So much history to this place, that the pockmarks ensure is not forgotten. I usually time travel in such places and it is interesting to relive history from a safe zone. Nice composition of the picture, with contrasting blue skies and green below. Actually its probably the sun, too 🙂
Thank you for your kind words. We actually went out to the island to take pictures of the lighthouse, but the fort itself is so compelling to photograph. I thought it really fit today’s challenge.
Yes- I think it was spot on.
I like it when it happens like this, finding something else that is as compelling along the way
It doesn’t look old and I kinda like the design of this ruin.
The fort was completed in 1833. The National Park Service takes care of the fort and grounds and has a nice museum on the property. You can actually tour the fort and climb to the ramparts. If you ever visit the Savannah area, Fort Pulaski is worthy of a day trip.