Part 1: Dead Man's Island and the North Centre Bastion, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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Summary: The first of three videos of the North Centre Bastion and its associated Detached Bastion (aka, "The Smokey", "Dead Man's Island") which form part of the Napoleonic and Victorian defences embedded into the Western Heights above the town of Dover, Kent, UK. Part 1 consists of: External scenes of the Caponier (a huge two-storey chamber projecting into the moat system) and the north face of the Detached Bastion. Internal (ie underground) scenes of: the Caponnier from both floors; the Magazine and how the ventilation system works; the 3-room Upper Gallery; northern end of the Western Gallery ('first tunnel') up to and including the First Drawbridge. Part 1 ends at the top of the steps leading onto the surface of the Detached Bastion (the 'island' proper). The videos were made in the Summer of 2009 (nb Dead Man's Island is also where the original ghost or paranormal images were taken in 2007 - and blue orb photos, too). This video was originally posted on YouTube in three parts: Part 1: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion; Part 2: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion; Part 3: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion. Click to see other still photos of the North Centre Bastion. More info: The Western Heights fortifications occupy an area whose maximum dimensions are 1500 x 600 yards. In addition to the North Entrance and North Centre Bastion, other components include the Drop Redoubt, the Grand Shaft, and the Outer Bastion. Also see St Martin's Battery and the Knights Templar church ruins. John Latter / Jorolat Images Of Dover | Videos of Dover | Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town