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"Bastion: A Journey Through Time and Continents" Step into the world of bastions, where history unfolds before your eyes

Background imageBastion Collection: Bodrum Harbour and The Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Bodrum Harbour and The Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Background imageBastion Collection: Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis

Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis
Britains great bastion in the East: Singapore, stubborn obstacle to Japans ambitious projects in Southern Asia during the Second World War

Background imageBastion Collection: Gothic tracery, decorated window, St. Hilarion Castle, crusader castle, overlooking sea and coast

Gothic tracery, decorated window, St. Hilarion Castle, crusader castle, overlooking sea and coast, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Cyprus, Europe

Background imageBastion Collection: Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion

Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion
The Halaszbastya or Fishermans Bastion. A terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style on the Buda bank of the Danube (on the Castle hill), Budapest, around Matthias Church

Background imageBastion Collection: Alhambra; Granada; Andaslusia, Spain, Sierra Nevada

Alhambra; Granada; Andaslusia, Spain, Sierra Nevada

Background imageBastion Collection: Three Musketeers / C19Th

Three Musketeers / C19Th
At the bastion of Saint- Gervais

Background imageBastion Collection: Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion

Budapest, Hungary - Fishermans Bastion
The Halaszbastya or Fishermans Bastion. A terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style on the Buda bank of the Danube (on the Castle hill), Budapest, around Matthias Church

Background imageBastion Collection: Paphos Castle and Harbour, Paphos, Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Paphos Castle and Harbour, Paphos, Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Background imageBastion Collection: Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle in Afghanistan

Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle in Afghanistan
A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle is put through its paces at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Foxhound is at the cutting edge of protected patrol vehicle technology

Background imageBastion Collection: Hue Citadel, flag tower, Hue, North Vietnam, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Asia

Hue Citadel, flag tower, Hue, North Vietnam, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageBastion Collection: Malta, Valletta

Malta, Valletta. The fortified walls of Senglea, one of the many fingers of the city that jut into the Grand Harbour

Background imageBastion Collection: The Boat Lined Venetian Harbour and Fortress, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

The Boat Lined Venetian Harbour and Fortress, Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageBastion Collection: Puerto Rico, San Juan, Fort San Felipe del Morro, Watch towers and ocean

Puerto Rico, San Juan, Fort San Felipe del Morro, Watch towers and ocean

Background imageBastion Collection: Burgh Castle Walls

Burgh Castle Walls
The great bastion and walls of the Roman built Burgh Castle, Norfolk, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageBastion Collection: Chateau Comtal (Chateau of the Counts of Foix). Foix; Ariege; France

Chateau Comtal (Chateau of the Counts of Foix). Foix; Ariege; France

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta)

View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta) of Bergamo city at sunrise. Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta)

View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta) of Bergamo city at sunrise. Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta)

View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta) of Bergamo city at sunrise. Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta)

View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta) of Bergamo city at sunrise. Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta)

View of the rooftops, churches and towers of the Upper Town (Città Alta) of Bergamo city at sunrise. Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageBastion Collection: Firing The Noon Day Gun At Castle Cornet, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Firing The Noon Day Gun At Castle Cornet, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Background imageBastion Collection: Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees, France

Foix Castle, Foix, Ariege, Pyrenees, France

Background imageBastion Collection: Trakai Island Castle on Lake Galve, the old capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle on Lake Galve, the old capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from 1321-1323. Trakai Historical National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Lithuania

Background imageBastion Collection: Medieval defence walls, dating back to the 14th century. Tallinn, Estonia

Medieval defence walls, dating back to the 14th century. Tallinn, Estonia

Background imageBastion Collection: Cap Brun has the Saint Andre Gorge, Toulon (France). Lithography (30.7x43.8 cm) by Knight, 1794

Cap Brun has the Saint Andre Gorge, Toulon (France). Lithography (30.7x43.8 cm) by Knight, 1794
MMM5483735 Cap Brun has the Saint Andre Gorge, Toulon (France). Lithography (30.7x43.8 cm) by Knight, 1794.; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Cap Brun has the Saint Andre Gorge)

Background imageBastion Collection: English fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso

English fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's
FLO4620027 English fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World

Background imageBastion Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief, heroically defending the bastion at Port Arthur with
530185 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief, heroically defending the bastion at Port Arthur with his sword and revolver

Background imageBastion Collection: Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1900): British position at Sherpore, Cabul (Kabul)

Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1900): British position at Sherpore, Cabul (Kabul)
530488 Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1900): British position at Sherpore, Cabul (Kabul). Gatling gun bastion making ready to repel attack by the Ghazis, 23 December 1879

Background imageBastion Collection: Merton College, in which Queen Henrietta Maria was lodged during the Civil War

Merton College, in which Queen Henrietta Maria was lodged during the Civil War
8647743 Merton College, in which Queen Henrietta Maria was lodged during the Civil War, showing a bastion of the old City Wall (colour litho) by Wildman

Background imageBastion Collection: Town Wall, 35 and Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)

Town Wall, 35 and Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)
8629663 Town Wall, 35 and Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Town Wall)

Background imageBastion Collection: Town Wall, 3 and Bastion, 2, Trinity Place, from a sketch of 1852 (litho)

Town Wall, 3 and Bastion, 2, Trinity Place, from a sketch of 1852 (litho)
8629658 Town Wall, 3 and Bastion, 2, Trinity Place, from a sketch of 1852 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Town Wall, 3 and Bastion, 2, Trinity Place)

Background imageBastion Collection: Fort Saint George on the Coromandel Coast

Fort Saint George on the Coromandel Coast
MMM5480640 Fort Saint George on the Coromandel Coast by Ryne, Jan van (fl.1755); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Fort Saint George on the Coromandel Coast (formerly White Town)

Background imageBastion Collection: House of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, with boat in the garden and fort on a hill

House of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, with boat in the garden and fort on a hill
FLO4620382 House of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, with boat in the garden and fort on a hill. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageBastion Collection: Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)

Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)
8629660 Bastion, 19, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bastion, 19)

Background imageBastion Collection: Boulogne at high tide (France), with the boats planned for the invasion of England

Boulogne at high tide (France), with the boats planned for the invasion of England. Engraving (28.9x42.4 cm), 1800
MMM5483719 Boulogne at high tide (France), with the boats planned for the invasion of England. Engraving (28.9x42.4 cm), 1800.; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the western part of Porto Ferrajo Bay (Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy)

View of the western part of Porto Ferrajo Bay (Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy)
MMM5483776 View of the western part of Porto Ferrajo Bay (Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy). Lithography (34.1x52.5 cm) by James Weir, 1814.; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageBastion Collection: English and Dutch fortresses at Commendo (Komenda, Ghana). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by

English and Dutch fortresses at Commendo (Komenda, Ghana). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso
FLO4619994 English and Dutch fortresses at Commendo (Komenda, Ghana). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageBastion Collection: Bastion, 18, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)

Bastion, 18, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo)
8629659 Bastion, 18, Site of Christ's Hospital, now the General Post Office (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bastion, 18)

Background imageBastion Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres
535863 French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres.; (add.info.: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres)

Background imageBastion Collection: View of the old marina in Amsterdam, seen towards the Bolwerk Leeuwenburg or Blauwhoofd, 1753-1799

View of the old marina in Amsterdam, seen towards the Bolwerk Leeuwenburg or Blauwhoofd, 1753-1799. In the background the IJ

Background imageBastion Collection: View of Port and Bastion in Palermo, 1778. Creator: Louis Ducros

View of Port and Bastion in Palermo, 1778. Creator: Louis Ducros
View of Port and Bastion in Palermo, 1778. Drawing from the album Voyage to Italy, Sicily and Malta

Background imageBastion Collection: Point-du-Jour Viaduct and Bastion 35, in March 1870. Creator: Jules Mary

Point-du-Jour Viaduct and Bastion 35, in March 1870. Creator: Jules Mary
Point-du-Jour Viaduct and Bastion 35, in March 1870

Background imageBastion Collection: Workers Crowning the Breach of Bastion 7, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1859

Workers Crowning the Breach of Bastion 7, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1859
Workers Crowning the Breach of Bastion 7, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expedition de Rome, 1859

Background imageBastion Collection: Assault and capture of bastion no. 6, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1858

Assault and capture of bastion no. 6, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1858. Creator: Auguste Raffet
Assault and capture of bastion no. 6, from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expedition de Rome, 1858

Background imageBastion Collection: MG0190 Travel Tourism Holiday Vacation Explore

MG0190 Travel Tourism Holiday Vacation Explore
Siege bell monument, World War II Memorial, Lower Barracca Gardens, Valletta, Malta

Background imageBastion Collection: Colonies of rooks fly above Harlech Castle, north Wales

Colonies of rooks fly above Harlech Castle, north Wales, before roosting for the night Date: 2019

Background imageBastion Collection: Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco

Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco
The Harem of a Moorish Minister embarking at Mazagan. The Portuguese fortification of Mazagan, now part of the city of El Jadida, 90-km southwest of Casablanca

Background imageBastion Collection: The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - the Oldenburg Bastion, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - the Oldenburg Bastion, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - the Oldenburg Bastion, 1864. Engraving from a sketch...by our Special Artist, lately with the allied Prussian and Austrian armies in Schleswig



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"Bastion: A Journey Through Time and Continents" Step into the world of bastions, where history unfolds before your eyes. From the Three Musketeers to 19th-century tales, these fortresses have witnessed it all. Bodrum Harbour and The Castle of St. Peter in Turkey stand as a testament to their strategic importance. Venture further east, and you'll find Singapore, known as the bastion in the East by G. H. Davis. Its towering walls protected its inhabitants from countless threats throughout history. Gothic tracery adorns the decorated windows of St. Hilarion Castle in Cyprus, Europe's crusader castle overlooking the sea and coast. Meanwhile, Budapest's Fisherman's Bastion offers panoramic views of Hungary's capital city. Traveling south to Spain's Alhambra in Granada will transport you to a time when Moors ruled Andalusia amidst the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Wales' Anglesey boasts Beaumaris, a charming bastion that has stood strong for centuries against any potential invasions. Paphos Castle and Harbour in Cyprus beckon visitors with their enchanting charm on the shores of Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Even beyond land borders lies an unexpected connection - Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle guarding Afghanistan’s rugged terrain like modern-day bastions protecting peacekeepers. Malta's Valletta showcases its fortified walls that once guarded this island nation against invaders from across seas. Lastly, The Boat Lined Venetian Harbour and Fortress in Heraklion on Crete Island invites travelers to explore Greece’s rich maritime heritage while marveling at its formidable defenses. These bastions serve as reminders of our collective pasts – testaments to human ingenuity and resilience throughout history. Step inside these hallowed grounds; let them whisper stories only they can tell.