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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The old Genoese Castle at Balaklava, from above the castle pier Mar 1855

Albumen print | 28.3 x 35.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2500486

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Photograph showing the old Genoese Castle in Balaklava, from above the castle pier. The castle is on a steep rocky hillside to the left. On the pier in the foreground there are a number of buildings and tents, with men and horses around them. The harbour can be seen in the background to the right. Several ships are docked in it. The town of Balaklava was the site of one of the major battles of the Crimean War, and its port and purpose built railway yard were of strategic significance throughout.
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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 28.3 x 35.2 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • The old genoese Castle from above the Cattle Pier

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Hills
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles
        • Buildings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)