FORT ZEELANDIA (PARAMARIBO) – 0677

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Fort Zeelandia is a fortress in Paramaribo, Suriname, that was built in 1640 French as a wooden structure
The British took the fort and called it Fort Willoughby).
In 1651 a small trading postwas created by the Dutch. The Dutch presence increased and strengthened. In 1667 the Dutch Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  took Paramaribo and recaptured the Essequibo-Pomeroon Colony. Byam, the British commander of Fort Willoughby defended the fort against Dutch Navy officer, Admiral Abraham Crynnsen  renamed the fort to Zeelandia.
The battle which ensued between William Byam and Abraham Crynnsen lasted only three hours as British munitions were exhausted.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Paramaribo, Suriname
Travel from Jan 01 to Mar 27
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GUIANAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK _ 0321

The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) is a species of South American passerine. It is about 30 centimetres (12 in) in length and weighs about 200 to 220 grams (7.1 to 7.8 oz). They are found in tropical rainforests, near its preferred habitat of rocky outcrops. The males plumage is bright orange and the males have a prominent half-moon crest. The females are brownish in colour, and are generally much duller coloured than the males. It is one of two species of the genus Rupicola, the other being the Andean Cock-of-the-rock. The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock lives across the forested region of northeastern South America. Its diet consists mostly of fruit, but sometimes includes small snakes and lizards.
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From Paramaribo, Suriname
Travel from Feb 18 to Mar 04
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Mapcards of Suriname 

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From Paramaribo, Suriname
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