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Fortifications of Vauban (#1)
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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
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