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Porta De Santiago

A Famosa [also known as Porta De Santiago, or at least the remaining gate] is a once mighty Portugese fortress located just a short distance away from St. Paul's Church. According to a certain website, it is said to be among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. At one point the fortress was fairly huge, with several watch towers and ammunition storage rooms. Built on a hill, it was almost completely demolished by the British except for the gate seen here. 

Porta De Santiago

A Famosa [also known as Porta De Santiago, or at least the remaining gate] is a once mighty Portugese fortress located just a short distance away from St. Paul's Church. According to a certain website, it is said to be among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. At one point the fortress was fairly huge, with several watch towers and ammunition storage rooms. Built on a hill, it was almost completely demolished by the British except for the gate seen here. 

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2013, 00:14
Phew! Colourful!You have made my monitor struggle, Ayush! [grin]
Ayush Basu: Thank you Ray, it was a hot, sweaty day and I intend to get as many monitors as possible smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Jan 2013, 01:34
I agree with Ray wow what an eyeful of colour
Ayush Basu: Thank you Vintage smile
i find it is strange to see Portuguese or Spanish architecture in Malaysia Ayush.. what a grand old structure....petersmile
Ayush Basu: It was quite unusual for me too. No wonder Malacca is a heritage site!
I love your perspective here Ayush! what a fascinating place!
Ayush Basu: Thank you Elizabeth, the wide angle lens helped in getting all the elements together in this view
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2013, 05:58
Your wide-angle view captures just about everything, Ayush. And those British...gotta watch out for them, you know! grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 7 Jan 2013, 07:02
It looks very substantial but of course, all these relics make great tourist attractions.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2013, 07:31
If only more of it had survived, Ayush.......
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2013, 08:03
Fascinating stuff Ayush: it must once have been so grand
Lots captured here... and so colourful.
A wonderful part of history Ayush. Your colours are wonderful I love how you've included the bright red pillar.
I love the red lamp post. Shame we demolished the castle
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2013, 12:24
I like the bold colours in this and it's amazing to hear that it is the surviving structure.
What a shame my ancestors demolished most of the building, at least this bit remains.
Just judging from the surviving gate you can imagine how magnificent the fortress must have been, Ayush. Love the strong vibrant colours.
well you know, the Iberians ruled the world until whiskey malts were distributed around the planet...decay started then! Radical colors Ayush..
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2013, 17:49
Very colourful picture. looks very old. The cannons look familiar, we have several on the citadel, where we live.
A wonderful festival of colours Ayush!
I can feel the heat!
Fascinating ruins Ayush!
The lamp post is so red hot!
I don't remember seeing that.
Vibrant, Ayush.
  • Anupam
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jan 2013, 23:45
Vibrant colors nice view shot.
Wow, really colourful !

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