Monday, April 29, 2013

Fujairah Fort - UAE

These two cards were also sent by Claus, both showing Fujairah Fort in UAE.

© 2010 | photograph by Nicole Lüttecke
The Fujairah Fort was built in 1670 but was badly damaged by British bombardment in the early 20th century. Fortunately the main structure has recently been renovated and restored.
Considered the oldest fort in the UAE, it has served as a defensive building and a home for the ruling family.
Book Corner * Photo by MEPL
The Fujairah Fort is a mud brick structure with three major sections, several halls, one square tower and two round towers. For many centuries it was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast.
Located on a hill at the edge of date gardens, the Fujairah Fort is surrounded by the remains of some old houses. - in:

1 comment:

agi said...

love the 1st card, makes it look very impressive :)