Fort Balance Retrospective

On the front of Fridays Dominion Post there was an article about the military wanting to sell off the land that a number of the historic fortresses are on. A few years ago I decided to go and investigate all of the old forts and battlements around Wellington and found this one while looking for something else… I think these were taken around 2008… I have kept meaning to try and get actual permission to go back since this one and a couple of others are on Military land but have never got round to it… Possibly because I have no idea where to ask 🙂

Here are some shots of Fort Balance which was built in the 1880s. There is a good article HERE which details most of the history of the fort.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200.

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4 responses

  1. rocking:)

    10/07/2011 at 08:36

  2. Amanda

    It would be such a shame if they get rid of them. We are such a young country we NEED our history. it is part of our identity.

    13/07/2011 at 20:18

    • Apparently they have a historic listing at the top of the scale so they should be ok

      13/07/2011 at 20:55

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