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Fortifications of Vauban (#2)
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This is a view on the fortifications of Vauban of Maubeuge. The shot was taken in august 2011, in the end of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

The gate of Mons is classified a historical monument. The still bridge connects the old guardhouse at the gate of Mons.

References : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maubeuge#Patrimoine_militaire

Copyright: Franck Masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10078x5039
Taken: 21/08/2011
送信日: 02/10/2011
更新日: 11/09/2014
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Tags: fortifications; vauban; ramparts; battlements; monument; heritage; gate of mons; still bridge; guardhouse; maubeuge; france; hdr; enfuse
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