The Steps of St John's Fort, Melaka by James Rigg
The Steps of St John's Fort, Melaka
by James Rigg
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The Steps of St John's Fort, Melaka

19 Feb 2008, by James Rigg

The Steps of St John's Fort, Melaka
  
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St John's Fort used to be a vantage point from which to defend Melaka from attack, situated on top of a small hill near the centre of Melaka. Today the hill attracts a small trickle of tourists and at the end of the day local people jog (or power walk) up and down the hill for exercise in the tropical heat.

Unfortunately at some point in the 20th Century a water tower was constructed right next to the fort. At the time the authorities clearly didn't realise what impact it would have on this historic location and tourist attraction.

See the full-size version of this panorama on my website.

Equipment Used

Canon 400D camera, EFS 10-22 lens @10mm, Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head, Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod. 3 rows of shots, 8 at the horizon and 4 tilted up and 4 tilted down, plus a vertical (nadir) shot and a hand held down (zenith) shot. All stitched with Autodesk Stitcher 2009 and using Smartblend 1.2.5.

Location & Nearby - Malaysia

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