This is the first of a few blogs from my short trip to Mombasa, Kenya. My DSLR died on the trip, so I had to get a compact flash reader to retrieve the photos. Luckily the water that killed the camera spared my photos. I’ve always placed a higher value on my captured experiences than the gear itself.
Fort Jesus is 16th century Portuguese military fortification located on Mombasa Island and built during the reign of King Philip I. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2011.[src]
The fort occupies a strategic position at the mouth of the Mombasa Harbor. The outline of the fort is in the shape of a person, with a head, two arms, and two legs. Our guide told us that it is meant to represent the body of Jesus, for which the fort is named.
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