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    Sundial Roundabout

    by Galaxy31 Updated Aug 10, 2015

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    This gigantic sundial is on the first roundabout as you leave the airport to go in to the centre of Gibraltar.
    all around the sundial here's twelve columns with the zodiac on them. Is very unusual but at the same time attractive. I couldn't find any records when was actually was built. Is very well maintained.

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    The Lanes Part 1

    by Galaxy31 Updated Aug 10, 2015

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    I did love walking through the small lanes in Gibraltar and reading the names and thinking what it could be the connection, and the connection it was they have taken their names from the army or the wars they had there.
    The roads in Gibraltar are very narrow and a lot of them there are not any pavements. Most of the names of the roads are ending in Lane and they don’t have any post codes or Zip numbers. They have Cooperage Lane, Cannon Lane, Engineers Lane, Tuckey’s Lane , Secretary Lane and many more.

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    The Lanes Part 2

    by Galaxy31 Written Aug 10, 2015

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    As Gibraltar is such a small country there's not any post codes they only have seven districts.All over Gibraltar I came across roads that called the lanes and sometimes I'm was wondering how a car could get through but obviously they could.

    Most of the roads have taken their name from the history of Gibraltar and the famous people that have passed though.

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    Trafalgar Cemetery Part 2

    by Galaxy31 Written Aug 10, 2015

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    When I have visited Trafalgar cemetery which I have spend some time in there going round the graves and reading the tombstones I'm was impressed how well it was kept and the amount of information on different sections. In the middle of the cemetery there's an anchor a donation from the Royal Navy with the inscription from a quote of Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who reported both the victory at Trafalgar and the demise of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson.

    There is also a cemetery drawing plan showing the graves all numbered and who is buried there along with the year of their death.

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    Trafalgar Cemetery Part 1

    by Galaxy31 Written Aug 10, 2015

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    Trafalgar cemetery is in a very small shaded corner of Gibraltar just South of the city walls. Men who have died from their wounds during the Battle of the Trafalgar in 1805 were buried here. It has been a cemetery before the Battle of Trafalgar and it was named the Southport Ditch Cemetery when it first opened in 1798.

    Only two soldiers among those killed in a battle are buried here. At the far end of the cemetery on the right hand side on the wall you will see two of the oldest tombstones from 1800.

    Every year on the anniversary of the Trafalgar Battle a ceremony is held at the cemetery.

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    Giuseppe Codali --The Head Gardener

    by Galaxy31 Updated Aug 6, 2015

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    You can find Giuseppe Codalli's bust at the end of the bridge that bears his name. Giuseppe Codalli was born in Italy and was brought to Gibraltar in the 1870 specifically to work in the gardens and he was made the Head Gardener of the Alameda Gardens.
    The bridge and the Dell were first opened on the 24th of September 1842 and re-inaugurated 150 years later on 24th September 1992.
    The bust is made of bronze and was donated by his family to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. Giuseppe has designed the Dell in the gardens.

    Alameda gardens are open 362 days a year from 10 am to 5.00 pm

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    The Alameda Botanic Gardens ---Part Three Flora

    by Galaxy31 Updated Aug 6, 2015

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    As I went to Gibraltar in January the gardens were not in full bloom but it was still nice to walk and see all the flowers, plants, cactus and trees, statues and much more. On the day I have visited I only covered three thirds of the gardens but I wished I had time to explore the rest of it and to go see the wildlife conservation park with the parrots, tamarins and many more.

    You can find there Dragon Tree, Stone Pine, Canary Island Date Palm, Australian Silk Oak, cactus and many other flowers.

    The park is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 362 days a year.

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    The Alameda Botanic Gardens ---Part Two

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    As you enter the gardens on the left hand side a beautiful floral mosaic fountain was built with a golden water future in the centre and which THR The Prince and Princess Edward Earl and Countess of Wessex have inagurated on the 12th of June 2012 during the visit to Gibraltar for Her Majesty's Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee celebrations.
    The gardens have some unique plants from around the world which are growing in Gibraltar for the first time. The gardens are very well sight posted and a lot of information boards around the plants.

    Also there you will find the nature shop and information centre which on the day we went were closed. It happened to be on Sunday.

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    The Alameda Botanical Gardens-- Part One

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    On the south of Gibraltar just after the cable car you will find the Alameda Botanical Gardens which for years have provided a shelter from the sun for the residence of Gibraltar. The gardens first opened to the public on the 14th of April 1816 and it was used as a Grand Parade, military ceremonials and the changing of the guard was taking place every week there. It has taken it's name from the Spanish word Alamo or White Poplar. Over the years the park has been extended and more features added.
    At the entrance of the gardens on each side you will find two ten inch RML guns and also different plants from Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar. The gardens are on different levels with ponds, statues, wildlife, childrens playground, an open air theatre, lots of unusual trees, shrubs and exotic flowers. There's also a small wildlife conservation park in the gardens and entrance fee is five pounds.

    To see the whole park and take everything in you will need a good three hours in there to explore.

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    The Alameda Botanic Gardens ---Part Four The Dell

    by Galaxy31 Written Aug 6, 2015

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    I think The Dell is one of the best futures Giuseppe Codalli had designed in the gardens and the best place to see and admire this beautiful place is from the bridge that it was named after him. The Dell it has got the symbol of Gibraltar of a castle and a key on the lawn and orange trees all around it.

    The Dell is also used as a wedding venue which it makes it a nice setting to get married.

    The Botanical Gardens are open 362 days a year from 10.am to 5.00 pm

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    The view from the plane

    by Galaxy31 Updated Jun 14, 2015

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    When we had taken off and I'm was comfortable in the plane I asked the air stewardess to let me know which side we would be able to see The Rock of Gibraltar on landing but as she wasn't sure she had to go and ask the pilot. She was back in five minutes and I'm was told that it would be on the other side from where I'm was seating but as the planes it wasn't full she has moved me to the seat. As we came near Gibraltar the pilot made an announcement that we would be approaching Gibraltar and if we looked out of the window we could see The Rock from the air. It was so nice of the pilot to do that and I'm was able to capture The Rock from above.

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    Beautiful coasts of Gibraltar

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Written May 22, 2015

    I was in this beautiful British territory Gibraltar on 3 different occasions. Though most people here speaks Spanish the flag is under Britain, the Maritme Authorities and Coast Guard are British personnels and everything is a mix of Spanish and England when you walk down the town. A small Rocky territory and perhaps half a day of walking is enough for you to travel the entire territory. This is the place where back packers hop in hop out the ferry boat on their adventure back packing holiday to Morocco. The coastal line though rocky is so beautiful to take the breeze. Hotel and food here and pubbing is very expensive. Really if you don't have extra money to spare to enjoy this beautiful coastal territory the gateway to Mediterranean then this is not the place for you to stay long. Prices from food to hotel to anything that will attract a tourist is a bit pricey than you would expect.

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    Gibraltar Airport

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 28, 2015

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    Gibraltar’s airport it’s small but very functional with a viewing terrace overlooking the Rock, which It has been recently been built making the airport more modern and bigger the airport its only 500 metres from Gibraltar’s center and it’s the sixth most extreme airport in the world.
    The airport it was first constructed in the Second World War and it was built over a horse racing track. It was officially opened in 1939 as an emergency airfield for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
    It has around thirty flights a week and all flights are from the UK In the summer 2015 they will have two new flights to and from Morocco. The airport has ten check in desks with only two gates, one reclaim carousel for luggage and Bureau De Change.
    At the waiting area for boarding there's a customer information desk, a very small duty free shop and a cafe with seating area surrounded by photos of the Royal Fleet.
    When you land and if you need to get a taxi even there’s a taxi rank outside in the parking area there’s not taxis waiting or to be seen around but in our case the car park security employee went up to the main road and got us a taxi.Bus Number 9 goes to the airport.
    If we have known how near it was the place we were staying we would have walked instead.

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    The Reservoir

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 13, 2015

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    The small building with the Arabic style door and window opposite the Moorish castle it’s one of the four reservoirs that were excavated on the Rock. All four of them together were able to hold 5,000,000 gallons of water and were designed and constructed for the sanitary commissioners by W. Wallace Copland in 1898-1900.
    There were formally declared open on the 21st of January 1901 and were visited by their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in January 1911 after returning from their Coronation Tour.

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    Inside of Moorish Casltle

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 13, 2015

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    After I made sure the gate it was closed behind me at the entrance of the castle I had made my way down to the lower section which I have discovered that it used the kitchen area, from there it was more steps down but the entrance was closed which I take it must have been the tunnels connecting the castle with Casemates Square. From there I had made my way upwards so I could go to the roof for the scenery but on my way there I discovered that it was another floor which there were a few small rooms and the chapel.
    From there I carried on to the top of the tower and what a view I had. I could see the marina on my left, the airport and the border with Spain was direct in front of me and on my right I had the Mediterranean Sea.
    I had a fantastic weather on the day which it had made it more pleasant.
    Overall it’s not much to see in the castle but the view makes up for everything else.

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