The tower creates an interruption in the vertical axis of the camera‘s horizontal 16:9 panorama. The natural boundary that is the Mediterranean has never prevented its inhabitants from taking advantage of the possibility to traverse the water on a horizontal plane and settle on the opposite shores. There was a time when Europe sought to expand its outermost boundaries deep into the African continent instead of „fortifying“ the Mediterranean Sea with Frontex to prevent the arrival of African immigrants. One of the few relics of this period are Spain‘s two colonial exclaves, Melilla and Ceuta. With these two cities, the boundaries of the EU include territory in Africa. A contemplative gaze from the towers, here in Melilla, does not rest on the nearby sea, but allows the tower keeper a privileged view of Morocco. A surprise onslaught of camping migrants and refugees in the forests around the exclaves might thus be less surprising.