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Neuf-Brisach defensive town built by Vauban

Neuf Brisach defensive wall built by Vauban

Vauban designed the fortress town of Neuf-Brisach which was constructed between 1698-1720. Neuf-Brisach was his last undertaking in service to his King and country before his death.

All around the city in between the fortified walls, people play, jog, run, walk or lay under the sun. It is a quiet and impressive place of solitude. It is the footsteps of history in the present. It is life’s reminder that today will be yesterday in a matter of hours.

It is not hard to imagine men dressed in military uniform from days long ago walking through the path between these walls protecting the military town inside.

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  • Perle de Rosée May 10, 2006, 6:12 am

    In the North of France, we have also Vauban citys. In the Avesnois : Maubeuge, Le Quesnoy and Avesnes/sur/Helpe. I shall show them later on my blog.

  • Pumpkin, Alsace photoblog May 10, 2006, 7:54 am

    I admire Vauban very much. Since I have moved to France I have seen many of his structures. He really is the greatest military engineer of all time.

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