Friday, 21 November 2008

Sky Watch Fri - Sunrise Over A'Farmosa

The sun was rising over the a'Farmosa fort in Melaka. When I looked through the big gap (assume it was a big window) and saw some tree branches and leaves blocking the rays of the moon, the silhoutte was beautiful. I didn't realize there was a packet of drink with a straw left by the gap. It was only when I reviewed my photo that I noticed it. Someone has left his mark behind.

The second photo shows how the fort looks like. This fort was one of the remains from the Portuguese colonial that arrived in Melaka in year 1511. The structure of the fort is still very sturdy till today. It has a beautiful view of the Straits of Melaka. It must have been a strategic site in those days, where the Portuguese could easily see any possible attacks from the sea or the land as this fort is build high up on the St. Paul Hill.

These days many tourists visit a'Farmosa fort as part of the Melaka tour. As for us locals, we prefer to walk up the many flights of stairs up to the hill as an exercise in the early hour of the morning.

Happy SkyWatch Friday to all!! Wish you a lovely weekend ahead. Please visit Sky Watch Portal hosted by Old Tom Wigley to view skies around the world.


Anonymous said...

Very beautiful shots! Great SWF!
Cheers, Klaus

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Tabib said...

Great silhouette and drink packet made a good story to it.
Selamat bercuti! :-)

Eds said...

Lovely shot!This looks like a nice place to visit! happy skywatching! :)

babooshka said...

Very informative and beautiful shots.

fishing guy said...

JC: That is a neat capture oot the window of the sky.

richies said...

Thank you for the nice bit of history. Looks like a great place to visit.

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Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful shots.Thank you for your kind words on my blog:o)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like your shots of the fort...
thank you for sharing.

have a good weekend.

Louise said...

Love the color of that sunrise. And the weathered stone of the fort is wonderful. Nice post!

Kitty said...

very cool photograph, one that most architects would enjoy seeing.
There's something about weathered brick that appeals to me no matter what. These bricks or tiles are rather huge, too. Interesting.

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