6/24/10

Manaia redoubt

I used to think I had a pretty good sized vocabulary, but since moving to NZ I feel a bit inadequate with terribly English words.  This is a fort a redoubt in the tiny town of Manaia in Taranaki.  The tower stands in the middle and there are two little white shelters with holes for shooting at the enemy. There was a fence surrounding the area inside the trench .






Inside the white building. Looks like they could close the holes from the inside.


7 comments:

Deb said...

very intersting...love the photos...

Ann said...

What an interesting place to visit. The trench around the building is pretty cool. Looks like they took every precaution they could. Great pics.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great pictures and history. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/06/outdoor-wednesday_23.html

Light and Voices said...

Great blog!
Joyce

Appalachian Lady said...

nice photos--looks like a fort to me.

Lori E said...

Such an interesting history there. I do genealogy research and have a new found interest in other places.
I should have paid better attention in school.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I didn't know the term "redoubt." Nice old site, and interesting photos.