This guerrite was outside my hotel, the rest of the wall is demolished.
This 18th century map shows the defences as Vauban left them. The two lines on spurs of higher ground, top centre, are the works I was looking for, in particular the right hand spur, with a line of two bastions. I had to walk across the city, with some great views.
|Whilst taking this photo, I thought maybe to return in early spring before the leaves grow on the trees|
|The two-bastion line, the object of my searches, I approached the work from the entrée on the right|
|Between the trees, top left, the rear face of the work|
|At the foot of the hill|
|This looks promising.|
|The entrée from the city side.|
|A lovely explanation board, showing the two bastions, a ravelin and two places d'armes|
|Right hand bastion|
|Left hand place d'arme|
|The ravelin, pointing towards Fort Thungen and modern museum.|
|On a place d'arme, looking back at the ravelin on the right and the right bastion behind|
An interesting work that looks like it has been rescued and revived, ready for a royal visit, almost scrubbed clean, which is good to see.
Next, Fort Thungen, one of the most beautiful forts I have ever seen.