2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 40) Rust

I was scratching my head this week trying to figure out what to use for my ‘rust’ picture. (I’m assuming you have no interest in our rusty gate!) Then suddenly it struck me on my walk this morning.

These rings can be found all over the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in Gibraltar. They were used by the military in days gone by to haul cannons up to their positions around the top of the Rock. 

I cannot imagine how difficult that must have been – it’s hard enough hauling myself up there. The strength and ingenuity of the military is plain to see all over Gibraltar, with the fortifications and tunnels. We have the Royal Engineers to thank for much of them.

I’m linking with Nana Cathy & Wild Daffodil for this photo challenge throughout 2017.

8 thoughts on “2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 40) Rust

  1. Personally I would love to see your gate as well. Your picture is a fascianting piece of history and makes this prompt so worth while! Super response.

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