Friday, September 18, 2020

Round House in Fremantle

The oldest existing building in Western Australia, constructed in 1830 - 1831. Built as a prison. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.0561 S 115.7413 E Categories: Fortifications and defensive walls,...

Port Arthur

Former convict settlement for hardest British and Irish criminals, built in 1853-1855. This site is renowned also as a haunted place. Location, GPS coordinates: 43.1484 S...

King River Prison Tree

An enormous boab (Adansonia gregorii), which has been used as a prison. Tree has a circumference of 11.62 m, it is 14 m tall. Location,...

The Boab Prison Tree, Derby

An unusual boab (Adansonia gregorii F.Muell.), circumference 14.64 m, height just 9.5 m. Used to lock up indigenous Australians in 1860s on their way...

Taehungsan Fortress

An enormous castle - fortress with some 10 km of stone walls, built several millenia ago. Major part of walls collapsed and in ruins. Location,...

Taedongmun

The remaining eastern gate of Pyongyang castle. Originally built in the 6th century, current gate is built in 1635. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0226 N 125.7567 E Categories: City...

Suyangsan Fort

Mountain fort with 8 km long walls, built approximately 1000 years ago. Walls are 6 - 7 m tall. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0629 N 125.7521 E Categories: Fortresses...

Pothong Gate (Potongmun)

The west gate of the Pyongyang Walled City. Originally constructed in the middle of the 6th century, current gate built in 1473. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0271...

Namdaemun (Kaesong)

The only remaining gate of the walled city of Kaesong. Built in 1391 - 1393. Gate contains Y┼Ćnbok Bell - 14 tonnes heavy bell...

Hwangryong Fortress

Ruins of an impressive fortress, developed in the time period from the early 5th century AD to 1675. Walls are 10 - 11 m...