So when my friend Emily came over, my friend Kate took us on a truly magnificent lecture tour of Kinsale and surrounds. I took roughly six billion pictures and have posted nearly none of them. This is Charles Fort in Kinsale, which has a rich and wonderful history that you should really get Kate to tell you, but one bit of it is that they finished building it on low ground at exactly the same time moveable cannons that could shoot a lot farther were developed, and so its wonderful strong thick seaward-facing walls were a lot less safe than one might have imagined, what with the hills just behind the fort into which the enemy could drag cannon and shoot the shit out of them.
Still: an excellent place to hole up come the Zombie Apocalypse.
(x-posted from The Essential Kit)