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Hand-dug tunnels

These tunnels were dug by hand for cannon placements during an early 19th century siege. There are dozens of miles of tunnels like these.
Gibraltar

April 22nd 2007
22 April After sufficiently recovering from my cold, I moved on to the small city of Algeciras in anticipation of taking the ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. There wasn't much to do in Algeciras, but it provided a convenient day-trip to Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar must be one of the most famous geological sights in the world, and walking right past it (as you walk across th ... read more
Europe » Gibraltar

Gibraltar Flag Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In referendums held in 1967 and 2002, Gibraltarians ignored Spanish pressure and voted ... ... read more
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