Richard's Photo Gallery - Dover

The pricipal Cinque Port.

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town Location Dover Castle, Kent, OS Ref TR325417
Camera Canon Sure Shot Zoom Max
Date 1997 July 23rd.
Shots of the castle are two a penny, so here instead is one of the town centre taken from the castle (and too late in the day to avoid haze exept by stretching the contrast way past the cipping limits).

The prominent road is Castle Street. In the centre is St. Mary's church, behind which is the back of the main shopping area. Between these shops and the tower blocks at the foot of the Western Heights lie remains of the Roman shore fort. Photos verbotten :-(

Thumbnail of pharos Location Dover Castle, Kent, OS Ref TR326418
Camera Canon Sure Shot Zoom Max
Date 1997 July 23rd.
The lighthouse or pharos  is (on thin evidence) two centuries earlier and was paired with a second on the Western Heights. A guesstimate of the original height is 24m.

The Church of St. Mary-in-Castro (to the right) was built around AD1000 and, for a time, used the pharos as a separate bell-tower.


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