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Sitting on the west height of Keelung Port, Baimiweng Fortress (also called the Fort of Holland Castle or Guanghua Fortress) is one of five historic fortifications around Keelung Harbour. Literally, Baimiweng means White-Rice Jar in Chinese. The fortress got this name probably because of its cylindrical shape, just like a jar of white rice…
(During Japanese Meji Era, the command posts of fortification were usually built in the cylindrical shape or horseshoe shape. If it happened to be Horseshoe Fortress, I guess that would be very cute, too…)

By the name “the Fort of Holland Castle”, the history of Baimiweng Fortress could be traced to 300 years ago when this island had been occupied by the Spanish and the Dutch. After Anglo-Chinese War & Sino-French War, the old Fortress was built up strongly by General-in-chief Yaoying and Governor Liu Mingchuan during Qing Dynasty to fight against the powerful enemies from western countries. However, the remaining facilities were mostly reconstructed from 1900 to 1904 by Japanese troops, based on the foundation left by Governor Liu Mingchuan, including the fortification area of four 8-inch cannons, the ammo storage, the command post, the observation post, the pill boxes, etc. Of course now we cannot see the cannons on the spot but 4 hemispherical fortifications surrounded by the walls for temporary wartime ammo storage, while the visitors in Fort Santo Domingo have a chance to watch several old cannons from Qing Dynasty outside of that famous Dutch Fortress in Tamsui.
Besides for sightseeing, the historic Baimiweng Fortress has been filming for some Taiwanese TV dramas. Well, I guess it’s kind of fun to “travel” back to old times through these military facilities and tunnels,which are unfortunately not my interest but Mr.T’s who once had a dream to be an archeologist. Anyway, I did enjoy the beautiful sunshine, the spring breeze and the amazing view of blue ocean when standing on the height of White-rice Jar Fortress…

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002 The ammo storage under the Walls

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004 A hemispherical fortification& Command Post on the hill

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005 Put some machine-guns,all work is done…

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008 Keelung Port behind

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009 The heat power plant

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010 Charming view of blue sea

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    1. 世界主旋律peace & love,乃不要随风起浪、火上浇油啦…. 😉

          1. 让台湾同胞别怕,大陆很理性的,不会打的。真要打也是导弹先过来,然后飞机,最后才是军舰。。 O:-) 我们是和平的小天使

  1. 我们南宁这边也有古炮台,叫做镇宁炮台,位于南宁市人民公园内望仙坡。1917年9月,两广巡阅使陆荣廷为扼守南宁,下令拆除六公祠,筑起炮台,镇宁炮台建造的目的是“外敌慑,内患平,卫南服,康桂民”。陆荣廷亲自撰写建台记,并刻石建碑以为纪念。
    还是挺有纪念意义的。

    1. 临江临海具有战略位置的高地,大都建有古炮台。。
      古老的军事要塞,最出名的莫过于“天下第一关”的山海关了 🙂

  2. 估计现在再打仗,这样的设施都很难用上了,直接一个精确制导的导弹就解决了。
    那边的景色真好,天好蓝啊。大陆这边很少能看到这样的蓝天了…

    1. 是啊,都成历史了,如今都远程作战先。。 ;;) 晴朗的时候,天蓝蓝,海蓝蓝

    1. 内陆也有许多古军事要塞,多在崇山峻岭,少有海天美景罢了。。 ;;)

    1. 火力发电厂的大烟囱 。。 🙂 貌似是烧煤炭的,很少了,基本都是核电与风电

    1. 自己没去算什么游记。。把自个儿P上去么?够无聊 B-)
      如果是问独自一人去的话,种种情况表明不太可能,基本上是“侣行”。。 😉

        1. “个人行”一直很流行,给别人一种勇者无畏、自由自在的赶脚 :)) 照片么,可以请路人拍,大多时候就是用自拍杆、三角架了

  3. 其实吧,我发现写那么多字估计也没人看,还是放图片实在……
    就感觉你天天都在海边玩,不会晒很黑啊?

    1. 反正一月就那么三四篇,随便写写,无所谓了。。 :))
      没有天天在外跑嘛,晒点阳光很健康啊,再说我也不白。。 =))

    1. 是哦 ;;) 天气好的时候尤其漂亮,阴雨绵绵倒也别有一番风情 :))

    1. 我愿意啊我喜欢啊。。 :evil 第三图不就正面拍,你眼睛斜了么 😉

    1. 地方景点,游人不多 🙂
      飞飞最近在忙甚,好久不发日志了。。 ;;)

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