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Gun Crew at the Ready

By mac
Calton Hill Cannon, Edinburgh with a chequered history:
The cannon was transported to the Portugese colonies in southeast Asia sometime before 1785. There is an inscription along side of coat of arms, written later, and is thought to be Burmese, as the cannon was once kept by a Burmese King. It was captured by the British during the invasion of Burma in 1885 and presented to Edinburgh in 1886.

Tags: Edinburgh Historical Humour Calton hill Cannon Landscape and travel

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Comments


3 Jul 2019 12:44AM
I would not think it a good idea to stand behind that cannon when firing it. Looks to have been a long reach weapon. Thank you for the narrative.
3 Jul 2019 1:43AM
Both versions

Jan
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 2:25AM
Impressive image and content... Looks very appealing in mono !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Wonderful B&W capture well done. My choice leading picture.
WesternRed.
3 Jul 2019 9:41AM
Better to behind the cannon than behind it! Good mono! David
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
3 Jul 2019 10:53AM
Fine shot! I think lead shot for me Smile

Arne

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