Sunday, September 17, 2017

St. George - Bermuda

Here comes a card from a new UK UNESCO site and it was sent by Christina.
I had to check a map to see where Bermuda is located.  This island is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications was added to the WHS list in 2000. 

The Town of St George is of Outstanding Universal Value as an authentic and the earliest example of the English colonial town in the New World. Its associated fortifications graphically illustrate the development of English military engineering from the 17th to the 20th century, adapted to take into account the development of artillery over this period. Some of these are unique as surviving examples of the first defensive works built by early European colonists, few examples of which now remain intact. The later associated forts represent an excellent example of a continuum of British coastal fortifications. - in:

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