Market Friday at Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) I hope you will join me as we share different markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see so many different markets and different cultures.


Please leave the link to your post on here so it can easily be found by others. They are so much easier to find in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤


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While visiting the island of St. Kitts, we decided to make an adventure day and go to an old British Fort called Brimstone Hill. Tag along and see if you don't have a good time! Entry fee is $10.00 - and you can pay at the door. Pictured above is the soldier quarters, down the hill from the most extensive and well-preserved British polygonal style fortification in all of the Americas.


Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is one of the current 19 Caribbean UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the historical, architectural and cultural significance of the fortress. It is also one of the most extensive and well-preserved British polygonal style fortifications in the Western Hemisphere. Plus from its lofty perch, you can see spectacular vistas of the Caribbean Sea, five neighboring Caribbean islands (St. Barts, St. Eustatius, Saba St Martin, Nevis ) and the lush rainforest of St Kitts.source



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This is a view of the Prince of Wales Bastion at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. It has sweeping views from the top of the hill, overlooking this entire part of the island.


The fort was abandoned by the British in 1853, and the militia disbanded in 1854. The structures gradually started to decay through vandalism and natural processes. Stabilization and restoration of the remaining structures of the fortress started in the early 1900s. In 1973, HRH Prince Charles reopened the first area to be completely restored, which was the Prince of Wales Bastion. source


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We are history nuts, the whole bunch of us and this suited us just perfectly. There is a massive parking lot down at the bottom of the hill and to get to the main fort, you have to climb up a pretty steep (read 800 feet up) hill. It was fine for me, but, there were people that were huffing and I felt a little bit bad. It was started in 1690 and took about 100 years to build this fort, using slave labor from Africa. There is a film that goes over the entire history. It runs all day. I wandered around, wondering what it would have been like to live at the fort, the compound, having a store right there and all the essential items. The views were spectacular and there were many ruins around the fort that we wandered through.



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High on a hill in St Kitts near Sandy Point is a historic time capsule. Stone walls of volcanic rock were fashioned and laid by African slaves using limestone from the slopes as a mortar. This was for the Brimstone Hill Fortress designed by British engineers to protect their interest against the French who despite having signed a Treaty of Partition in 1627 dividing St Kitts, mounted guns against the British in July 1689 capturing not just Fort Charles which had been designated neutral territory but the entire island. Then after reinforcement troops arrived from Britain and St Kitts was once again regained from the French, construction of the fortress with 800ft walls started in 1690 and took over 100 years to complete. Brimstone Hill Fortress is now a national park, and one of the top tourist attraction on St Kitts. source


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The ticket included a map and a detailed history and placement of everything... Well I must say that you were adventurous people today and I think you for tagging along and seeing the Fort, There were so many pictures, but, I didn't want to bore you to death~


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STOP!! BRAIN TEASER AHEAD!!


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What is at the end of a rainbow?


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Answer: No, not clouds or the grounds. It is the letter w.



I have been to so many new places lately! I love to share and be shared with! I have always and forever liked to see different fruits and vegetables or products that are being sold. Perhaps I cannot get them here. So, yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the local marketplace or even an art gallery. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! I promise you! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.


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The soldiers' living quarters at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage site in St Kitts.



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"A Pot of Colored Light". (I never look, and see what the REAL answer is.) That looks like a fun fort to mess about in. All that grass and rock and nice, warm weather. Ah, paradise in a historical setting. Though I really feel for the slaves made to do the work. More than a harsh life. Can't imagine hanging out in a wool uniform in that part of the world either. "Can we wear shorts and tank tops, Captain"? Not bloody likely.
Thanks for showing us another corner of the world I've not seen before. So much to do and see, so little time and coin to get there. Hope your weekend is a grand one. Cheerio(s)

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Nooo! It is the letter W!!

Because you wanted to know, right??? It really was a fun fort and there is nothing better to visit someplace and learn a little something. they had some uniforms encased in a glass display and they didn't look like the wool I am used to seeing, but, rather another lighter fabric, although heftier than cotton.

It truly was a paradise and the view from the top was amazing. You could see anyone coming for miles!

Hehe! Not bloody likely. You are such a hoot and holler!

I hope all is well in the world of DD!

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Those views though! You really framed them nicely. I especially like the cannon with the island behind. Outstanding.

Ha! On the brainteaser. That's all I got to say about that lol.

Love to see the sights and thanks for taking us along.

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You are welcome! It almost didn't happen. Last night, when I said I didn't have anything, it was because Steemit has eaten my post and my pictures and my words... and no, I didn't save it although I usually did. So this one doesn't have all the pictures or the words or anything, but, I lived to tell. It was probably too long anyway.

Oh, the brainteaser was lame to be sure! LOL

I think the looking down the barrel of the cannon is my favorite. It was really an interesting place with so much history behind it. Thanks for stopping by #MarketFriday!

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I know you were in a whirl last night and the Old Guy bugging probably didnt help matters. I am sorry not sorry lol!!! You really did make it into a post to be proud of with such stunning and beautiful photos! You raise the bar so much higher week by week!!

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I was in a whirl because I had already lost the entire post. When you saw nothing, it was because it was gone and I had to start all over.

I didn't get half of them posted but it probably would have been too long, you know. So, I guess things work out.

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We got to figure out a way to prevent that from happening. Was that on Steemit or Busy? Maybe we should look at some of the others and see it there is a way to auto save drafts.

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No worries. It's fine, but thank you.

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Thank you, @arcange, for the mention in the #hit-parade. It is always an honor to make the list!

A wonderful weekend to you and yours!

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WOW....What a amazing location they certainly picked the right spot no wonder it took them 100 years to build it having to climb so high all the time i wonder how many died building that monster of a fort the views are just breathtaking i would love to own my own castle on top of that hill outstanding great photos love that last photo :)

MarketFriday - initiated by @dswigle - Food Fair in Bangkok !!

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Yes!! Wouldn't a castle be a lot of fun?? I can picture it now! LOL

I sometimes wonder just how these feats can be accomplished, even with having all those slaves buildings (probably day and night) The sheer height of it would have stopped me! I didn't have any trouble climbing the hill, but, the path wasn't smooth and the steps were uneven, so I can only imagine how bad it was years ago without thoughts given to people walking up!

The view was to die for - you are right and my house would be built right up there! It was an amazing sight! Thank you for dropping the link and I am so sorry on the late reply! All things busy this weekend! What else is new?

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Would be just perfect if i was a billionaire that would be the spot for me..lol :)

No worries i have been very busy myself i have friends here again and i twisted my back the other day not a good feeling have been running to my chiropractor but finally getting better in the last day or so i need to do more walking around and cut my time in front of computers...lol ...is what my chiropractor said to me :)

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Ohhh! That sounds painful! How did you twist your back? I don't spend a lot of time on the computer, I am way too busy for that and my job doesn't require me sitting in front of it all day.

So, my time is limited, but, that shouldn't make me too sad, right?? Keep listening to your chiropractor!!! He knows what he is talking about and sees it every single day in his practice!

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Thank you @dswigle and @tipU :)

Here you go, Princess. Let me say I worked my tail off to get this done while it is still Friday!!!! Of course I would never miss Market Friday for the world. It is by far my favorite challenge!

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I know you worked hard, Pokey! It is out already and it's not even Sunday! That says something, doesn't it???

Thank you for spreading the cheer here on Steemit.

You are like a day full of sunshine. Well, except for when you are not. Let's not talk about those days.

Thanks for all your work to make this challenge a success!

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Oh ahahaha lets just say we both can be a bit of a Diva from time to time!

Well regardless, you brighten my life with your special brand of Sunshine every day, and I want you to know you are much appreciated.

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Speak for yourself. Diva.

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Wow, it looks like very interesting place full of history!
btw. Happy International Women's Day, Denise;)

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Thank you so much, Tammy! @liltammy

I forgot that today was the day and I edited my post to include it! Thank you so much for the reminder! Happy International Women's Day to you!!

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Happy Women's Day, Tammy! @liltammy

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I am not sure this really fits your rules, but I am positive you will enjoy this. HUGS!!!

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Oh, my dear!!! Rules??? We don't have no stinkin' rules!!!! :) I appreciate you joining!!!

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You know one of these Fridays I'm going to go shopping again and enter your challenge... until then I'm happy to let you handle the shopping. What did you buy me this week? Oh, and island with a fort! So cool, thank you, Denise! Lovely photos, resteemed :-)

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Hehehe! I just knew it was right up your proverbial alley! Just think of all the stories that can be conjured up with that scenario?

Oh, yes!

Thanks, Keith. At 4:30 this morning, I was cursing the Gods for eating my post and I had to do it again as I didn't save it like I usually do. Oh, wait! That was 1 am... I finished posting at 4:30 But, thank you for the always kind comments and Hell-o man! That #FeatheredFriday is like a stampede now to get there!

It's expensive running challenges!

Thanks for dropping by!

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OMG, was it a problem with drafts? That's horrible when you lose your work. It takes a lot of work to create posts like yours. Yes, running a challenge is expensive. I don't have the money to give tips as you do, and even voting on so many entries basically drains my account for days. Between FeatheredFriday and MountainMonday, that must account for 4 to 5 days per week of my voting.

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I hear you! because I vote the post on my page and the one on the persons page, I basically give 2 votes and 2 tips per person who visits my blog. I usually end up with a lot of comments (except this week!!!) but it drains it for days and days! at least 4-5

And I spend ALL of my money on tips. ALL - so how do I grow? they do a 50//50 split but that is why even you are bigger than me. I spend it all, but, what they heck.

I posted it and it ate it. I always keep a word document, but, I had worked the night before and was still not in bed at 1 am, so I was tired. But, don't be silly, My post is no more work than yours. Are you serious? Yours are pretty amazing, don't be so modest.

And I do not think anyone really knows how expensive they are. I think that is why most people don't have them drop the link. Then you don't upvote them.

But #featheredfriday is so huge!!!!! Congratulations!

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Thank you! I've been upvoting people who don't follow me, don't visit my post or vote for it, certainly don't comment as requested and don't mention my name. I should probably stop doing that. Those people generally don't participate with others who enter the challenge either - it's just using the tag as a throw-away.

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If they don't do that, I don't vote them. I don't request they do anything buy drop their link. Then I have to upvote them. But, when they drop a link and don't even comment, well, hmmmm. What does that say??

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wow !!!! very interesting!!! I would also go there even if the last meters I would have to crawl :))))) the views are amazing !!!! it is sad that slave labor was used to erect a fortress. that black mannequin in the barracks would have scared me :)))) it's great that this fortress was restored. Roses are great !!!! it is already very late and I don’t understand anything at all. so I will think over your riddle tomorrow :)
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Hi, Tali! @tali72 Oh, it was a long way up for some of the elderly people. But, most of them continued anyway. Slave labor was a way of life, but it hurts my heart just thinking about the fact that they still have 2nd class citizens in the world to this day. The black mannequin got a double-take from me! :)

It is being carefully restored to not make it over but keep it intact, which is much better I think.

Yes, the riddle for tomorrow! Happy International Women's Day! Thank you for dropping the link and for participating in #MarketFriday!

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Hurray Hurray Hurray !!!!! I guessed your riddle !!!!! This was the second option! First, when I was little, I read a fairy tale that at the end of the rainbow a pot of gold was buried :))))) but of course I did not think that this was the right answer :))) older people are very hardy. I remember how my husband and I went up in Hungary to the castle of Dracula in Vyšehrad. it was a difficult climb for us, although we do not walk a lot on smooth streets. but I saw older people coming to meet us. they were already descending from there. it was amazing! I hope you are fine !!!!

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Truth!! The older people are who surprised me, although not really. The younger ones were the complainers about the hike unless they were fitness freaks. LOL

You went to Dracula's Castle?? I actually thought it was in Transylvania in Romania, but, that could be a different one that I am thinking of. The castles are always on a hill, so they can overlook their kingdom, right?? And they are always amazing!!! Yes~!

Yay!!!! You got the riddle!!!! Good for you! I will have to think of a good one for next week!! I am doing much better! Thank you for asking.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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you're right! Prince Dracula ruled in Pennsylvania. today it is both Romania and Hungary. there is a castle here and there. in a castle in Romania we have not been yet, but this castle deserves to be there. see photos from there: http://israbel.net/archives/560

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Thank you so much for dropping the link here! It is much appreciated and it is always good to see you in the tag (and on the streets shooting video)for #MarketFriday! Thank you!

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thanks for the great initiative!

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THANK YOU for joining in!

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I'm so glad you posted about this place. These islands are known by me from a geography game I'm playing but have never seen any photos about them. I'm really happy to see your post.
Happy International Women's Day and here's my post, I haven't forgotten :)) https://busy.org/@erikah/at-the-flower-market

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Happy International Women's Day!!! Happy #MarketFriday as well! Thank you for stopping by and for dropping the link!

You are playing a geography game that mentions St. Kitts? That is so surprising, yet a very pleasant one at that. St. Kitts is only 23 miles long and 2 miles wide. (very small) It is very mountainous, but, truly beautiful. I like going there because it is about two hours by plane and no too expensive. It is also located so that you can easily island hop between other islands - also very easy.

I have lots of pictures of St. Kitts if you ever want to see them! As always, thank you for being a part of #MarketFriday! It is much appreciated that you spend the time and effort to put a post together!

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Happy International Women's Day to you too dear Denise, I'm a little bit late but these few days were super busy for me.

Yes, I'm playing a game called World Geography, which is awesome! I've learned so much about the world just by playing this game. I have to know islands, mountains, populations, languages, area sizes, and so much more.

There I saw Saint Kitts and Nevis and was so happy when I saw your post 😀

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I love Geography too! It was always my very favorite subject in school. Perhaps that is why I love to travel so much.

St.Kitts is so small it is a wonder you even had it in the game although it is an independent island country.

I am running so far behind this week!

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Look what it says about St. Kitts among other things

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Don't worry, I'm also begin everything, trying to catch up.

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It might be that many kilometers, but, it is actually on 23 miles long and two miles wide at the widest points! LOL

It is tiny. I rented a car and they drive on the opposite side of the road, so some of the cars were banged on the left side (Americans probably drove them! LOL)

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Hahaha, this is interesting and funny too :)

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I know, right?

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Thank you!

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Thank you so much, Sam! @mcsamm

It was a wonderful day! Thank you so much for dropping the link and for being a part of #MarketFriday!

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To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.

To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.

I didn't do a Market Friday...... 😲 How dare I come over and announce it ..... right? Instead I left you an very old nursery rhyme about markets....LOL

Love the shot down the cannon..... with the lovely blue sky and happy clouds.

Hope you have a happy day.

Disclaimer: I didn't write this poem and I do not own it.

This space is glitching because it is duplicating part of the poem that doesn't show in the edit box. Can't take it out if it doesn't show. Gah !!

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Well done!!! That is just as good as a post!!! Heheh! You should have been here on Friday morning at 1 am and steemit ate the entire post that I had not saved! My #MarketFriday post!!

Wahhhhhhh!

I had to try to remember what I wrote and how I did things. I didn't finish until 4 30...

So, yes! I believe you!

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Ohhhhh.... maybe I am glad I wasn't there when your post disappeared, in case you jumped up and wanted to throw things around or strangle somebody. LOL

You did good, because you saw what I did a few weeks back when I had spent extra, extra time creating the most splendid post, only to have it disappear like magician's assistant ! ARRRRrrrggghhhh.... and that's putting it nicely. I just wrote a quick ranting post about my post disappearing and posted THAT..... which of course wasn't worth a hoot. 4:30 !!! did you then take a 30 minute nap, jump up and start a new day???

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YES!!!!

I had to make one! It was #MarketFriday!!!! :(

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Ohhhhhhhh thank you !

What a cool sight I would love to visit there, but I feel like I have with your great post

Here is my Almost a Market Friday Post for this week

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I think you would love the huge historical aspect of it! It is on almost 40 acres for the main fort and then there are satellite barracks all over. It was a pretty cool place!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Thank you for dropping the link!

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That sounds for sure like a place I would love to visit

thanks for the tip and have a great weekend

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I know you would. Cruise! Cruise!

Kidding. I know. And I don't blame her.

Yes! And have a great weekend yourself!

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LOL about cruising, I know not to bring that subject up again LOL

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You will be yelling "man overboard" if you bring that one up again!

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LOL for sure for sure :)

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LOL Yes! We both know it!

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Beautiful photos of this historic place! It’s very isolated in the old days without much to do! No entertainment nor internet!! How did people survive those dark winter days?!! Amazing!

Now it’s just some nice to walk around and ponder over the past history!

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Thank you for the goodies!!

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Hi @kaminchan!! Thank you for stopping by #MarketFriday!

I actually believe that they were probably busier than we are, even without the entertainment. Remember that they didn't have modern conveniences, so everything took longer to do, even laundry and repairing their garments. They had to grow their own food and hunt... I think they were not bored, but, perhaps a little overworked!

This is a tropical island, so winter is nice here, but, I cannot imagine living someplace that had snow and ice and cold and darkness!!!

I hope your walkthrough was enjoyable! Thanks for dropping by! Have a most wonderful weekend!

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Oh! Thank you fir explaining to me more about the details! Life in the old days meant face-to-face interaction all the time! It’s nice to be on a tropical island then they would have more choices of fruits and vegetables.

I do wonder if I could live like they did in the past! All manual work and total self-sufficiency life style! At least life seemed very meaningful and absorbing everyday! No cinema, no shopping malls!

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They were so busy, they didn't even think about those things. ;)

Thank you very much for the amazing photo tour to such an interesting place, Denise!
Photos are great!

I learned a lot of new historical facts,
you wrote a very useful post!

And this is my

I do not know whether you celebrate the day of March 8 as it is celebrated in Russia, but still I want to congratulate you and all the women on this holiday.

Let always our beloved men you who give flowers and have signs attention.
Love and respect, appreciate and protect.

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Happy International Women's Day!! I edited my post this morning after being reminded by one of my girls! I had made up a little flower with words for it and then forgot to put it up. (It's there if you look now!!! I hope your day was wonderful!)

Thank you always for the wonderful flowers and for taking the time to join the challenge! I hope you enjoyed perusing the post and seeing some of the sights. It was a most wonderful Fort and they are now bringing it back to life.

Let always our beloved men you who give flowers and have signs attention.
Love and respect, appreciate and protect.

Yes!! That! I agree! Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

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Happy Women's Day!!

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Thanks, Shaun!! @shaunf I do love my little history lessons, especially spread throughout the world.So much fun to see these old forts that are still unbelievably together, as is so with all the European castles! Because the US is so much younger, we don't have the amazing history that everyone else has, so we look to you for these things. :)

Thank you for dropping the link!!!

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Oh, that is so very sneaky!!! And you get an extra post out of it too! That is what I call working smarter, not harder!

And thank you so much for the tip! It is truly appreciated!

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Me Sneaky, Never, Well sometimes, well OK yes Guilty as charged, and as you know times are a changing I used to be Hard Woking, Now I am hardly working :)

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Oh, my!! Did I just call you out on that? What nerve, right? I mean, Mr. Nice Guy cannot be Mr. Sneaky Guy, can he? Or perhaps... just perhaps, it is your middle name?

I never thought of that Mr. HardlyWorksanymore!

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Yes that did make me wonder are you implying i have a split personality, LOL Just kidding of course :)

BUt I have bene compared with a dolphin by a few people, SO calm and peaceful looking and nice t be around, but if ever confronted hard heading and can be so confrontational, have you ever seen how a dolphin especially if they have young ones in a post with basically head but sharks or anything that comes ot close for there comfort, thats me also LOL
And even though I joke about hardly working, since i moved office I have bene churning out the work, I wonder how long it will be before I am told to slow down again :)

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Hehehe! When you start making everyone look bad again. Doesn't that just slay you??

Work slower! Work slower! You are making us look bad! LOL

You are EXACTLY like a dolphin! Now that is a great comparison, in my opinion. Whoever told you that knows you on-so-well. You don't have a split personality?? OH, you could have fooled me! Oh, well, you are always fooling me.

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In all seriousness I have been told to slow down many times in my working career the problem is the only way I can slow down is getting out for walks or doing nit work things in office time I only have two speeds sleep or 300% lol

Ok while being somewhat serious I don’t have split personality but I do have two sides of it treat me right it’s all good and fun mess with me or someone I care about the gloves come off 🥊

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I do know that you work at warp speed! I have seen you in action many times and I always wonder if you are having Lulu comment for you while you are working.

OMG! I am just kidding! But, hey!!! Wouldn't that be funny? I thought you were fast by yourself! Add another Thug on there and wow! Oh, don't tell LuLu I called here a thug! I can not believe I said that. Poor innocent! We cannot blame her for marrying you!

How fortunate that you can take all those breaks. I used to wonder how you got so many awesome shots in the middle of the day, but, as I got to know you better, I knew they probably were relieved when you left so they could have permission to go at a snail's pace. LOL I know there is no split personality. I would have seen it by now. I have been following you around for years! YEARS, I tell you!!!

Hey! Shouldn't you be running to get the train???? BTW it is snowing here!!!! But, it will be 50 tomorrow, It is going to rain tonight. So, I can enjoy it for a moment!

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Oh, hahahaha! Let me know if you find it. I have been looking for years and I just cannot locate it. It would almost let me off the hook if you did find it!

Oh, yay!!! We are going shopping again! You know how I love doing that, right?? Thank you kindly for dropping the link here!

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I haven't a market friday photo to share @dswigle , but I love these images and it looks like a great place to go. I love that sort of museum/place of interest where you can wander freely and see bits and bobs.

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That is okay! It is more about sharing cultures also and enjoying others! Sometimes, it is a lot of effort putting together a post because the requirements. But, we have fun and I am so happy you got a chanceto stop in.

I do love this sort of place where I can wander about at my own pace. Thank you for coming and Happy #MarketFriday!

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What a lovely place to visit. I miss that about North America now that I live in Europe. From N.A. It was a hop, skip and a jump to the tropical islands!

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It was, and even close for me from Washington, DC It makes for a nice break from work and the cold, although this area is in a banana belt. We avoid most of the snow and miserable weather. The Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay protect us. How lucky can you get?

I hop a plane (or cruise ship) with no notice and that is a huge bonus. So I actually thought that you were half in Switzerland and the other part of the time in Canada. ( you gotta admit, Canada is beautiful, but, I spent a lot of time in Switzerland, so I cannot blame you!)

Thanks for the visit to #MarketFriday. It is always a pleasure to see you here.

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I moved to Switzerland in 1995. My work sent me to DC a few times and I loved it.

A monumental city in every way.

One of the most impressive things for me was the Gothic Cathedral that was being built using age old techniques. Is it finished now?

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@kus-knee How nice! I was shocked at how much beauty Switzerland had, the little towns, how clean everything is and how I was never unnerved by getting lost there, always felt safe and the people were helpful. The quality of life rank far and above most places and their education system knocks ours out of the park.

I decided at some point to come back to the US. It has its good points along with the many bad. This is my second time working in DC but, I will say that I really like it and it is clean and safer than many places. The Gothic Cathedral you are probably talking about is the Washington National Cathedral? It was finished in the early nineties, without looking it up, I would say 1990-1992 ... I looked it up. 1990. See here

I have spent a lot of time photographing it and trying to find the Darth Vader Gargoyle and along with a few other oddities. He is near the top of the northwest tower and can be found between two arches, but there is no way you will see him unless you are using a long lens or a pair of binoculars!


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Does this look like it? It has something like 250 alters and is much larger than it looks. Also, it has catacombs in the basement. (That is really cool to tour!) Oh, Goodness! Sorry to talk your ear off!

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Hey! This is my post for marketfriday!

https://busy.org/@kaminchan/market-friday-the-evening-market-at-robinson-6668e255d8507

Thanks for hosted this very cool tag!

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Thank you for being part of #MarketFriday! It is always a pleasure to see you in it! Thank you for dropping the link here!

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This is a wonderful tag letting people making their lively posts to share with others.

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Thank you again!

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It is beautiful historical place and the sky is so cool and clear. Nice photography and i have really enjoyed it.
Here is my entry : https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@kamrunnahar/marketfriday-local-shop-best-buy

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Thank you very much for the words and for being a part of #MarketFriday. It is always nice to see you in the tag and the work involved putting it together is appreciated!

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Such a great view! I bet the soldiers were bored silly waiting around all day and night

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They actually had many battles there and it was an entire village inside of those walls, so, I think that it was better than most forts. It had a store, also! I was amazed. They could do their shopping without leaving the compound.

It doesn't get better than that! And look at the views they had! Thanks for stopping by, Ross! Happy #MarketFriday!

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It's a beautiful place. Much more fun now without canon balls flying around!

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Hehe! You think? Oh, that would have been terrifying to live back then!

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One of the most frightening books i ever read is "The Fatal Shore" by Robert Hughes. I say frightening and that doesn't even come close to describe the horrors of being poor and in any kind of servitude, debt, or trouble back in those days which was pretty much anyone not rich. I don't know the details of this lovely island but many sailors and soldiers and weren't "volunteers" ... oh boy, sorry for getting sidetracked.

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These were volunteers, but, the African slaves were not. What a terrible time in our world that was!

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Thank you!

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My pleasure!

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Thank you so much @tattoodjay!