So no-one mentioned the deliberate mistake, then. Well, not so much a mistake as a repetition. When I wrote the post about La Ruta de los Castillos I panicked at the end because I thought I’d lost all my photos. Wouldn’t have been surprising because I had to clear a load of pix off the computer to make room for new ones. They were all supposed to transfer to the external harddrive, but I couldn’t find them there, so I decided I’d deleted them by mistake, and I used ones from a previous post. Anyhoo – long story, short, I found them just now, so I thought I’d put them up so you can fill in any gaps my unimaginative writing might have left in your view of the place and the events.
Above is the interior courtyard of the Castillo de San Juan (Castillo Negro), with the tip of the Auditorio in the background. As you can see, it was quite small, a lookout tower really.
Above 3 – views of the Añaga Mountains which cradle the city, and the Magnificent Calatrava Auditorium from Castillo Negro.
It was somewhere around the coastline in the above, two shots, that Nelson lost his arm. Since he was taken directly back to his ship I don’t think anyone can say with certainty exactly where it happened, but history was certainly made along this shoreline in 1797.
Nothing to do with the castles, just I thought it was a nice shot of the Auditorio, taken from outside La Casa de la Pólvora.
Another view of El Tigre, the canon which, supposedly, made the devastating shot. Our super guide, Omyra in the green uniform top there.
El Castillo de San Andres, another watchtower, marking the end of the fortification. Although the fasionable beach of Las Terresitas lies just beyond this structure, it’s a man-made beach, and back in the 18th century would have been too rocky and dangerous for boats to land.