Disappearing Shore Gun
The two six inch disappearing guns were station here at Battery Cooper were installed in 1906 to help defend Pensacola bay. A counter weight would raise gun and the recoil from firing would lower the gun back behind the concrete wall to protect the gun crew while reloading the gun. The guns were removed during World War One for possible use in France. The gun you see here today was provided by the Smithsonian Institution.
Fort Pickens shore battery with hidden gun emplacement.
Battery Worth (2) (1899-1942) - Battery Worth (2) was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 12 inch ...
Parade ground inside of Fort Pickens Florida
Historic United States Fort in Pensacola, FL
Inside battlements underneath cannons
Top of the battlements of Fort Pickens
Atop the battlements on SW side of battlements
Your Looking at the Gunport at Fort Pickens. At one time Cannons were stationed in thise Arcoves.Fort...
From Battlements overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
Looking at the Court yard of Fort Pickens Located near Pensacola Florida on Santa Rosa Insland and is...
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.