After completing the visit to the new town, I decided to go visit the New Citadel/Fortress. This was built by the Venetians way back between 1572 and 1645. Pretty solid construction.
We walk up a gently inclined slope. This lovely coloured building on the right is the Historical Church of Virgin of Carmel. I leave the family here, they were tired and didnt really want to go traipsing around in the heat looking at mouldy old buildings and guns like their mad father.
I emerge out of the second passageway and see this massive 30 meter tall wall on the left and a narrow, twin pathway in front of me. On the right, there is a low, about 1 meter tall, wall with a sloped top. Perfect firing positions.
With a staircase!, frikking hell, my poor knees.
Ok, so I get to start climbing. I understand that there used to be a wooden staircase here before and if by any chance, the enemy would have gotten as close to here, they would burn the staircase so that the upper floors would be isolated.
Come out to the top of the fortress. You can see the gun ports. That inclined ramp on the left is so that the gun, after firing and recoil, can go up the slope and then roll back into position. Smart, eh? use the force for your own benefit.
Popped into the loo and lol@sign.