Saturday, 9 October 2010

La Perouse, tower

The La Perouse peninsula is the northern headland of Botany Bay. La Perouse Tower, which stands in the Botany Bay National Park, was the oldest building in the area. It is a sandstone tower constructed in 1820-22 as part of the accommodation for a small guard of soldiers that were stationed here to prevent smugglers from entering Botany Bay. The watchtower stayed in use until 1904.

13 comments:

  1. One usually thinks of sandstone as being soft and easily exposed to the weather, but this 1820-2 tower still looks fantastic.

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  2. It's fantastic looking building, and the architecture is unique!

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  3. Interesting!
    It looks like a giant rook...
    :)

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  4. I could move in, but I need a few windows.

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  5. Were they successful in stopping smugglers? Great post, Jim.

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  6. Interesting post. I wonder what they were smuggling back then.

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  7. Interesting!!!!I ove all about old times!!Thanx for adding me!!kisses and a good weekend

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  8. Has any nation ever succeeded in stopping smuggling? This tower is more cute than imposing...

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  9. Bruce, Bill and Kevin, I'm not sure what they were smuggling in those days.

    Francesca, the smugglers always seem to come up with new and improved methods.

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