Corjuem Fort in Goa, India
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The forest reclaims a fortress. Corjuem Fort in Goa, India
Corjuem Fort, built in 1705 by Portuguese colonists, was abandoned in 1894 but never demolished. It is now a protected historical site in Goa, India and, at certain times of the year, looks like it's being eaten by the forest. While Britain is associated with colonial control of India, Portugal had its own foothold in what is now the state of Goa, on the south-west coast. The colony of Portuguese India held for more than 400 years before the Portuguese relinquished the territory in 1961. Sites such as Corjuem Fort show how much the colonial influence affected not just the culture, but the landscape itself.