Suriname, Nw Amsterdam gunpowder magasin

Suriname, Nw Amsterdam gunpowder magasin

Suriname heritage
This is the oldest gunpowder storage of the New Amsterdam fortress. It was built in 1740. It was totally unfit for its purpose. The walls couldn't support the heavy vault, and began to tilt. In 1778 the powder was therefore moved to a newly built storage building, and the vault of the old building was removed. After that, the small building with its tilted walls has stood there quietly for over 200 years. It was recently restored (2009), and is in a good condition. The whole fortress has been transformed into a museum. #commewijne #fortress #gunpowder_magasin #New_Amsterdam_fortress #Nieuw_Amsterdam #Suriname
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