Cartagena,_Spain is one such place - a natural harbour that is also a Naval Station.
cartagena has a long & interesting history, having been inhabited by several cultures & civilisations & this is reflected in its streets & development.
Roman influences are everywhere & we headed to the Amphitheatre. This is my panorama of the view.
We enjoyed a visit to the museum to see some of the old Roman remain & statues found there.
The guide on our bus told us that building facades are kept in place if Roman ruins are found & have to be investigated so we found some of these Hollywood-like facades in town near the Amphitheatre - most interesting.
For a better view of the town & harbour, we decided to go up the look out tower - all 150 steps (or take the lift as we did) and the view was stunning of the town, the harbour & Roman ruins. There was also a very welcome breeze up there off the sea ...
Back in town to enjoy the beautiful buildings & architecture. I love the details on buildings - the balconies, metal work, friezes & tiles ...
Cartagena has a natural harbour that has been used for centuries & on our visit a large cruise ship had docked & passengers were enjoying the views too.
The harbour has a submarine,the prototype of the submarine by the inventor from Cartagena, Isaac Pera, first conceived in 1884 ...
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit & hope you enjoyed the story with me.
Look in again soon, always pleased to welcome comments & new visitors,