Look out tower

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm

As Macassa , hasn't posted a photo, here's one we took in April, showing the tower in rather a poor shape!
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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:42 pm

Our intrepid walking group at the Tower.....note the " spider" is still there, but looks a bit dead now!

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Günni » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:03 pm

@Farol
hit the link and scroll in or out
http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&source=s ... 4&t=k&z=19

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:52 am

Thanks Gunni, but the scroll doesn't seem to work for me. Others had more success?

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:42 am

Indeed it is, but you can't seem to zoom in on the tower.

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Michael Crane » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:47 am

Geoff wrote:Indeed it is, but you can't seem to zoom in on the tower.
Do you see the controls at the top-left of the image? Click on the +. If you can't see or do this, then you have a problem with Google Maps or your settings.

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Michael Crane » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:55 am

I have embedded the map here.


View Larger Map

Does this work for you?

You should be able to scroll the map in all directions and zoom or out with the + and -

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:07 pm

Thanks Michael
Yes, I can see the zoom & scroll buttons clearly, they just don't work for me....I have checked with Google Maps and can find the tower and zoom/scroll along the coast OK, so there's not a problem with Google Maps. The inbedded map is fine also, it's just the URL link doesn't seem to work. Never mind though. Be interesting if anyone else has a problem.

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Michael Crane » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:11 pm

Geoff wrote:....it's just the URL link doesn't seem to work.....
That's weird for I used the link to embed the map. :?

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:11 pm

Michael.....even curiouser, it all works OK today ! ....Geoff

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:38 am

Walking along the coast the other month, disappointed to see that the tower is in an even more sorry state:

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Re: Look out tower

Post by pato » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:36 pm

Maybe the camera will realise it's importance as a refugee spotting building and re-furbish it, there you go, that's better than that silly spider comment. :mrgreen:

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09 pm

Maybe the camera will realise it's importance
....you had be wondering there...you mean Câmara ( local council!)

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:57 pm

well, surprise surprise, someone is refurbishing it!!
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and here we were walking today...
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Did that lady in the photograph realise that there was a bl***dy great big spider crawling down that tower above her head. Hope she was OK :D
I still can't help smiling when I see that photo...unfortunately, the "spider" is long dead, though a few twigs remain!

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Re: Look out tower

Post by Geoff » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:54 am

Well, it's taken almost 9 years, but the tower has been repaired...in fact, it's all been repointed as well and now looks brand new rather than a few hundred years old, but that's being a bit churlish I expect.
Well done, whoever...presumably the local camara...no sign of EU funds being used!
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