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Ascending Rock of Gibraltar

Alcatraz in San Francisco be excused, but the Rock of Gibraltar is so much more worthy of the name. In ancient times, this was one of the Pillars of Hercules, flanking the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. The southern pillar is located on the North African shore, at the horizon. According to Plato, the lost city of Atlantis was located beyond the pillars.

Rock of Gibraltar Gibraltar is entered by walking across the tarmac.
The southern pillar The less familiar southern pillar.

The name of Gibraltar derives from Jabal al-Tariq, as the mountain (jabal in Arabic) was named after the Moorish leader Tariq (try to say it quick three times, and you’ll understand).

As I stand on the top of the Rock, looking down at Africa and Europe, as well as Great Britain and Spain in the same frame, the winds of time are ever present.

Rock of Gibraltar At the top of the Rock.

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