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Around the Town

Checkpoint Charlie not-3153

Border Point

Casemates Square-3412

Casemates Square

Castle Steps Passage-3399

Castle Steps Passage

Castle Steps Passage-3403

Castle Steps Passage

I saw 3 ships go sailing by, Riva, Otzias and Spectrum-3167


Line Wall Road-3407

Line Wall Road

Main Street-3411

Main Street

It is British Territory so of course it is raining-3152

Winston Churchill Avenue

Gibraltar - Twinned With -3150

Twinned With

Castle Steps Passage-3397

Castle Steps Passage

Castle Steps Passage-3400

Monkey on the roof -3174

Monkey on the roof

My favourite road sign-3155

My favourite road sign

Castle Steps Passage-3398

Castle Steps Passage

Castle Steps Passage-3402

Castle Steps Passage

Gibraltar Batteries Included-3169

Gibraltar Batteries Included

Ships in the Harbour-3161

Ships in the Harbour

View from the Pillars of Hercules-3160

View from the Pillars of Hercules

Winston Churchill Avenue-3415

Winston Churchill Avenue

Genco Picardy-3238

Genco Picardy

Of course-3151

Of course

Across The Harbour-3235

Across The Harbour

Nature Reserve

The Edge of the Ancient World-3156

The Edge of the Ancient World

SkyWalk Views-3225

SkyWalk Views

SkyWalk Views-3226

SkyWalk Views

SkyWalk Views-3230

SkyWalk Views










SkyWalk Views-3231

SkyWalk Views







SkyWalk Views-3228

SkyWalk Views

SkyWalk Views-3229

SkyWalk Views

SkyWalk Views-3232

SkyWalk Views

St Michael's Caves


Deep Purple In Rock-3180

Light Show-3179

Light Show-3186

Light Show-3196

Light Show-3200

Light Show-3176

Light Show-3182

Light Show-3187

Light Show-3188

Light Show-3193

Light Show-3204

Light Show-3206

Light Show-3210

Light Show-3178

Light Show-3185

Light Show-3192

Light Show-3198

Light Show-3199

Purple Rain-3175

WWII Tunnels

WWII Tunnels-3340

WWII Tunnels-3347

WWII Tunnels-3358

WWII Tunnels-3374

WWII Tunnels-3384

WWII Tunnels-3386

WWII Tunnels-3343

WWII Tunnels-3349

WWII Tunnels-3363

WWII Tunnels-3364

WWII Tunnels-3378

WWII Tunnels-3389

WWII Tunnels-3344

WWII Tunnels-3351

WWII Tunnels-3365

WWII Tunnels-3368

WWII Tunnels-3383

WWII Tunnels-3390

Xmas 2021

The Windsor Suspension Bridge

Windsor Suspension Bridge-5765

Windsor Suspension Bridge-5767

Windsor Suspension Bridge-5774

Windsor Suspension Bridge-5782

Windsor Suspension Bridge-5791

Europa Point

Africa Across the Straits from Europa Point-5702

Europa Point Lighthouse-5693

Europa Point Lighthouse-5697

Europa Point Lighthouse-5692

General Sikorski Monument-5696

Europa Point Lighthouse-5698

Harding's Battery-5705


Astilleros Cernaval - Algeciras-5728

Dry Docks 1, 2 and 3-5740

HM Dockyard Gibgraltar-5736

HM Dockyard Gibraltar-5739

Queensway Marina-5796

Bulk Carrier PROGRESS-5832

Gladiator with a Bunkering Tanker-5688


Queensway Marina-5797

Queensway Marina-5798

Queensway Quay Marina-5726

Gibraltar - View Towards The Rock Gun Battery-5721

Coaling Island Boat Harbour-5807


Out in the Med-5718

P280 HMS Dasher P273 HMS Pursuer P293 HMS Cutlass-5763

Queensway Marina-5799

Queensway Marina-5803

Total Terminal International Algeciras-5730


Barbary Macaque-5744


These are my crisps-5758

Barbary Macaque-5747

Barbary Macaque-5752

The Rock Hotel

The Rock Hotel-5720

The Rock Hotel-5825

The Rock Hotel-5831

The Rock Hotel-5828

About Gibraltar

In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was ceded to Great Britain in perpetuity under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. During the Napoleonic Wars and World War II it was an important base for the Royal Navy as it controlled the entrance and exit to the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, which is only 14.3 km (8.9 mi) wide at this naval choke point. It remains strategically important, with half the world's seaborne trade passing through the strait. Today Gibraltar's economy is based largely on tourism, online gambling, financial services and bunkering.

During the Second World War, most of Gibraltar's civilian population was evacuated, mainly to London, but also to parts of Morocco and Madeira and to Gibraltar Camp in Jamaica. The Rock was strengthened as a fortress. On 18 July 1940, the Vichy French air force attacked Gibraltar in retaliation for the British bombing of the Vichy navy. The naval base and the ships based there played a key role in the provisioning and supply of the island of Malta during its long siege. As well as frequent short runs, known as "Club Runs", towards Malta to fly off aircraft reinforcements (initially Hurricanes, but later, notably from the USN aircraft carrier Wasp, Spitfires), the critical Operation Pedestal convoy was run from Gibraltar in August 1942. This resupplied the island at a critical time in the face of concentrated air attacks from German and Italian forces. Spanish dictator Francisco Franco's reluctance to allow the German Army onto Spanish soil frustrated a German plan to capture the Rock, codenamed Operation Felix.