fort george, formerly called la vigie, sits high up in the hills overlooking port of spain and the gulf of paria in trinidad. it was one of a series of defense positions to protect the island established in 1804. never having been used for military purposes, it ceased being a military facility around 1846. several cannons are from the original site and bear the british royalty coat of arms. the wooden structure you see photographed was a signal station established 1883 and was in use until 1964. today the site is a recreational area for residents and tourists alike, with picnic tables and landscaped grounds. the views afforded are spectacular and on the clearest of days, venezuela can be seen in the distance.
this photograph can be found in the following galleries: skyscapes 2 and park & gardens