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Porta de Santiago anno 1586
Malaysia, Malacca, Dutch Square, April 2011

A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Famosa
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Aug 24 2011 06:24 GMT FLUMP
I love old ruins they are so mysterious...if only walls could talk!!
Aug 24 2011 06:30 GMT teddybear2
wow I love the info you have included with this awesome old building
Aug 24 2011 06:39 GMT Squirrel PRO
VERY BEAUTIFUL...............................................
Aug 24 2011 06:45 GMT elsje323
great architecture
Aug 24 2011 07:02 GMT Pea2007
What happened to the the rest of it?
Aug 24 2011 07:25 GMT linnywv PRO
How amazing it is to think that gate is still standing! Great shot my friend!
Aug 24 2011 07:53 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful age and history Peter :)
Aug 24 2011 08:00 GMT marioalbertina
Portuguese beautiful ruins!
Thanks for the link!
Aug 24 2011 08:52 GMT PhotoPro PRO
the detail is amazing - and the preservation - wow
Aug 24 2011 11:46 GMT skyball
Interesting history!!...lovely shot!!!!!.....
Aug 24 2011 11:47 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
Aug 24 2011 13:27 GMT Lalbabu
The cannon bears the relics of the past!!!!!
Aug 24 2011 13:34 GMT larrybenedict
It's wonderful that this was saved, even if the fortress was torn down.
Aug 24 2011 14:22 GMT Hanny50
Nice place, I've been there too.
Aug 24 2011 15:24 GMT pauli3522
wow
Aug 24 2011 16:53 GMT Annamaria
Great shot and info, Peter!!
Aug 24 2011 17:41 GMT hallo
Built to last!
Aug 25 2011 03:09 GMT fhelsing PRO
The stories that place could tell ......
Aug 25 2011 11:58 GMT caferr
nice work...
Aug 25 2011 14:59 GMT senna3
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

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