Fort Rinella, being lovingly restored by volunteers from the FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA – Malta Heritage Foundation.
According to the guide, their hope is to get the gun into working condition again - the tests they've made showed that the barrel would still be good for about 60 rounds.
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Fort Rinella, seen from the main road:
The main entrance. The drawbridge isn't operational yet, unfortunately.
One of the casemates, leading to the Caponiers and Counter-scarp Gallery
The Counter-scarp Gallery from the outside
The Counter-scarp Gallery from the inside
One of the storage casemates, complete with an old gun.
Another old gun
A collection of old shells
Old shells for the 100-ton-gun
The shell store
A 1-ton grenade...
Loading trolleys used to transport shells and gunpowder bags.
Another view of the rails used for the trolleys
One of the two loading rooms
The 100-ton gun itself
The 100-ton-gun in all it's beauty
The traversing position - unfortunately, all the hydraulics etc. were removed in 1906
One of the loading turrets
A loading turret from the inside - sadly, again all working parts are missing.
This is what is left of the engine room...
Volunteers are giving their spare time for reenactments to get some money from tourists for the restoration of the Fort.
Gun drill inside a caponier
A bit of infantry drill
A rifle demonstration
Rifle fire from the barracks room into the ditch
A signals squad
A barracks room, for normal soldiers...
A barracks room, for officers...