The haunting rooms and corridors of Fort Point in San Francisco, from my visit in November 2018.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Stairs or Steps.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures.
More historic artillery from the collection at Fort Point, San Francisco.
Because Fort Point is a military museum, of course there are several different types of 19th century artillery on display. I tried to make notes about some of them, but mostly I just marveled at their size and power.
Fort Point is considered one of the finest examples of military architecture in the United States and is San Francisco’s only major building constructed before the Civil War which has remained basically unchanged since it was completed and garrisoned in February 1861. Two months later the firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina…clearly demonstrated that brick and granite fortresses could not withstand the devastating power of the rifled cannon. Fort Point was the last such fortress to be constructed — Fort Point Museum Association plaque