1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Cala Egos coastal defence bunker - Mallorca - Oct 13

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Stopford_lad, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Stopford_lad

    Stopford_lad foul-mouthed oaf
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    48
    Coastal defence bunker - Cala Egos, Mallorca

    Whilst lazing about on the beach sipping san Miguel and watching binkini clad lovelies
    frollocking in the clear blue waves, my attention was suddenly drawn to a small rock
    built structure on the coastline...turns out it was a pillbox :thumb

    DSC_0158_zpsb222d53c.jpg


    History bit

    This is one of many shelters were built in the Forties on behest of General Franco who
    was somewhat paranoid about an imminent invasion by the allied troops. Although Spain had
    officially not taken any sides in the military conflict of World War 2, España was clearly on
    Hitler’s and Mussolini’s side. The two Fascist leaders had come to Franco’s help during the
    Spanish Civil War and there had always been a latent alliance between the three nations
    all led by totalitarian autocrats even if no joint military action was carried out between 1938
    and 1945.
    As Hitler’s grasp in the occupied territories diminished, Franco feared for some military
    retribution by France, Britain, USA and the USSR. For some reason he was convinced that
    an invasion was imminent and he expected it here, in the Balearic Isles. He assembled a
    relatively large fleet of submarines, based in the North of the island, in Port de Pollença,
    and he reinforced some of Mallorca’s defense installations, such as Cap Enderrocat, Cabo
    Blanco, Sa Fortalesa, Muleta and Aucanada. I think there were about twenty coastal
    defense fortifications here in Mallorca, all equipped with heavy cannons and other such
    artillery array. Some of these are still intact even though mostly abandoned; some such
    installations have now been re-constituted for coastal surveillance by radar.


    Explored with my 5 year old, without tripod or torch, so apologies for the lack of quality...

    photos

    DSC_0202_zpse0c23fc3.jpg

    not much to look at on the outside, and easily missed (I guess that was the idea)

    DSC_0167-001_zpsc6c5e507.jpg

    Hmm..access could be tricky on this one :rolleyes:

    DSC_0171_zps6ad18086.jpg

    pitch black inside, so a high iso setting is the way to go,
    and maybe the odd flash shot for good measure

    DSC_0215_zpsd875c50e.jpg

    this side room would have been used for eating and sleeping in, away from the gun emplacement

    DSC_0195_zpsa4125a58.jpg

    The boy was keen to explore this one..even in the dark

    DSC_0207_zps82684db5.jpg

    the gun emplacement, although there doesn't appear to any remains of gun mounts or fixings

    DSC_0212_zps56ad1d13.jpg


    DSC_0209_zps0444ac23.jpg

    I can think of worse views whilst pondering an imminent invasion

    DSC_0218_zps2f570cc4.jpg

    This turret faces out towards sea and would have offered the first view of any enemy ships

    DSC_0217_zpsc7f689df.jpg

    whilst this one points across the bay towards Cala d'or

    It was nice to combine holidays with a bit of exploration, much to the disgust of the missus :D

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in