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Parapet Collection (#5)

"Parapet: A Historical Journey Through Time and Warfare" Blaise Castle: Standing tall, the parapet of Blaise Castle offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape

Background imageParapet Collection: Oman, The Batinah Plain, Rustaq. Rustaq, once Omans Capital in the 17th century

Oman, The Batinah Plain, Rustaq. Rustaq, once Omans Capital in the 17th century, Rustaq Fort / Exterior

Background imageParapet Collection: Oman, The Batinah Plain, Nakhal. Nakhal Fort, at the foot of the Hajar Mountains

Oman, The Batinah Plain, Nakhal. Nakhal Fort, at the foot of the Hajar Mountains, Inside the Forts Walls

Background imageParapet Collection: CIVIL WAR: PETERSBURG. The Confederate Fort Mahone at Petersburg, Virginia

CIVIL WAR: PETERSBURG. The Confederate Fort Mahone at Petersburg, Virginia, photographed after the city surrendered to the Union Army, 3 April 1865

Background imageParapet Collection: Baku, Azerbaijan - The Parapet

Baku, Azerbaijan - The Parapet
The Parapet, Baku, Azerbaijan Date: circa 1910

Background imageParapet Collection: Petersburg, Virginia. Gabioned parapet of Fort Hell. (Fort S

Petersburg, Virginia. Gabioned parapet of Fort Hell. (Fort Sedgwick). Date 1865 Apr. 3. Petersburg, Virginia. Gabioned parapet of Fort Hell. (Fort Sedgwick). Date 1865 Apr. 3

Background imageParapet Collection: British soldiers showing respect for their foe

British soldiers showing respect for their foe
" Concerned!" Caption: Disappointed Tommy to Officer (after waiting several hours for an expected assault by the enemy which has not come off)

Background imageParapet Collection: Kitchener, Birdwood and McMahon, Anzac Cove, WW1

Kitchener, Birdwood and McMahon, Anzac Cove, WW1
Lord Herbert Kitchener, Lieutenant-General Sir W R Birdwood and Sir Henry McMahon at Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli Campaign, First World War. They are in a trench, looking over the parapet

Background imageParapet Collection: Sleepwalking Lady

Sleepwalking Lady
A sleepwalking female walks on the narrow parapet of her home, where she would never dare go when awake. Why sleepwalkers love heights is not understood. Date: 1907

Background imageParapet Collection: MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Car Samoils Castle / Morning

MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Car Samoils Castle / Morning

Background imageParapet Collection: MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Car Samoils Castle - Castle Walls

MACEDONIA, Ohrid. Car Samoils Castle - Castle Walls

Background imageParapet Collection: Qatar, Umm Salal, Umm Salal Mohammed. Umm Salal Mohammed Fort (late 19th century)-Barzan Tower

Qatar, Umm Salal, Umm Salal Mohammed. Umm Salal Mohammed Fort (late 19th century)-Barzan Tower, Traditional Arabian Gulf Defensive Structure

Background imageParapet Collection: Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubarah Fort (b. 1938) now the Al-Zubarah Regional Museum

Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubarah Fort (b. 1938) now the Al-Zubarah Regional Museum
Qatar, Al Zubarah. Al-Zubarah Fort (b.1938) now the Al-Zubarah Regional Museum

Background imageParapet Collection: William Peel throwing a live shell

William Peel throwing a live shell
Captain William Peel (1824 - 1858) depicted in the act of bravery that won his first Victoria Cross during the Crimean War

Background imageParapet Collection: The Parapet, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Parapet, Baku, Azerbaijan

Background imageParapet Collection: Republican Troops in a fortified position, near San Sebastia

Republican Troops in a fortified position, near San Sebastia
Photograph showing a unit of Republican troops firing from behind a parapet of sandbags, near San Sebastian in the province of Guipuzcoa, 1936




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"Parapet: A Historical Journey Through Time and Warfare" Blaise Castle: Standing tall, the parapet of Blaise Castle offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, inviting visitors to step back in time. Entrance to Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland: As you pass through the grand entrance, your eyes are drawn to the formidable parapets that once protected this iconic Scottish fortress. Victoria Tower: Atop this majestic tower, a stone parapet provides a regal vantage point overlooking London's skyline – an architectural masterpiece standing as a symbol of strength and power. Church of St Mary: The delicate stonework of its parapet adds an ethereal touch to this ancient church, whispering tales from centuries past with every gust of wind. The difference between law and justice, 1809. Artist: Isaac Cruikshank: In this satirical artwork, we see figures perched on opposing sides of a metaphorical parapet – highlighting society's struggle for true justice amidst legal systems. Bee-Alley Gardens, Dunfermline Proposals: Amidst these enchanting gardens lies a hidden gem - an intricately designed parapet adorned with buzzing bees; nature intertwines with artistry in perfect harmony. Abbey Ruins in Scotland: Weathered by time but still standing strong is the remnants of an abbey wall; its crumbling yet resilient parapets tell stories whispered by the wind through generations gone by. Middle Ages Wood mantlet on wheels Engraving by Serra : This engraving captures medieval warfare tactics where soldiers used mobile wooden shields called mantlets behind which they sought refuge behind sturdy parapets during battles British soldiers being gassed at Ypres. WWI .