May Peace Prevail on Earth [Qurator's Photo Quest - Technology]

in Photography Lovers3 months ago

Good afternoon, everyone!

This old piece of artillery is no longer in use... and that's good. This war machine belongs to the Museum of Angra, and it's on display at the top of the Mount Brasil, in the island of Terceira, Açores.

This is my entry for the Qurator's Photo Quest - Technology hosted by @qurator.

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According to the information at the site, it is an anti-aerial cannon which was built in the UK and installed in this place during the World War II.

This Portuguese Island was a strategical asset to the USA, since their planes wouldn't cross the whole Atlantic Ocean at once, when headed to Europe. They would park here to refuel and rest their pilots, before heading to the mainland. If the USA had lost the base they had at this Island, they would have been very much screwed.

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Anyway, those hard times are long gone... and we hope the world never enters another world war.

On the photo below you can see me standing next to a sign that hopes for the same... the sign reads "May Peace Prevail on Earth", the sentence I picked for the title of this post. 😉

It was very windy and I looked like Son Goku. 🤭

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Behind me you can see a bit of the city Angra do Heroísmo, the main town and capital of these Islands. Actually, it is just one of the 3 capitals. Yes, you read it right. 3 capital cities! 🤭

As you can see the layout of the Islands in the image below, the Islands are divided in three sets... and Angra do Heroísmo is the capital of the Terceira. Ponta Delgada and Horta are the other capitals of the archipelago...

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Since having 3 capitals is a bit confusing, it was decided that Angra do Heroísmo would be the judicial capital of the Azores... Ponta Delgada would serve as the executive capital and Horta became the legislative capital of the Azores. (info taken from Wikipedia) This way, each of the cities has an important role to play and they don't need to fight with each other for power.

Still, I think it would have made sense to give one of the capitals the the Corvo and Flores, since this way they are a bit of an outcast. 🤭

I hope you liked these photos and this small bit of history and geography.


LocationAngra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Açores - Portugal
CameraCanon IXUS 210
Photos3 (Edited with GIMP)


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Scarry cool vapons ;))

Yep, they made some big damage, too! 😁

Cool and scary at the same time!

It sure is. Thanks for the comment.

You are welcome!

Great post sir as always, the machine really looks scary indeed.
Thanks a lot for sharing

Thanks a lot. It's deactivated... buy yeah, still scary! Thanks for stopping by! 😉

pleasure is all mine sir, It good to see your posts every time you came up with something new and beautiful

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Nice post about an island not many people know much about. Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was born there in Terceira.

Eheehhe! You know Extreme, eh? Nice, nice! 😎

Yeah, one of my favorites back in the early 90s. Nuno Bettencourt is one bad-ass shredder.

Today is the official commemoration day of the 2nd World War in the Netherlands. Tomorrow we're celebrating 76 years of liberation.
Preserving these landmarks is important to remember how important freedom is.
Thanks for sharing.

I agree, specially when the world is such a mess and talks of a WW III are going around in the press. 😖
Thanks for your visit and comment.

That machinery looks really cool!

History is truly interesting. Some people overlooked the importance of learning history, I believe it plays a very important role in today and the future, and helps us comprehend how other cultures influence our own.

Thanks for sharing!

I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by! 🤗

Yeah, it was long ago, and hope it will never happen again. At the back where you stood was so wide. I wonder if we can stay there to kill time because I found it amazing. By the way, you showed yourself for the first time?

I wonder if we can stay there to kill time because I found it amazing.

You sure can. It's an area with free access, you can stay there for as long as you like.

By the way, you showed yourself for the first time?

Ah, no. I already posted a couple of photos of myself along the way. In fact one of those photos is on my Introduction Post, for which you can find the link on my profile's description. 🤫

a lot of memories for sure on that machine

A few... I have more memories of the surrounding views! 😎