woensdag 29 mei 2013

Naarden Fortress City

During the walk over the ramparts of the fortress city of Naarden, I climbed to the highest point to have a nice overview.

The fortress has six bastions and  double ramparts and canals.

Here you can see a part of the city surrounded by the fortress. Naarden was established in 1350.

 Naarden is one of the best preserved fortress cities of Europe and has a unique star shape which you can see at this airview photo from internet.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. What a truly magnificent fortress and the photo from the air is amazing. This is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. Really great photos and info.

  2. A very interesting village ... Lovely views.

  3. Gosh 1350, that's impressive Marianne. You can see the shape slightly from your shots..the aerial image is incredible.

  4. Thanks for including the aerial view as it makes more sense now. Amazing that was created over 600 years ago.

  5. Dearest Marianne,
    That is incredible for being preserved in such perfect star shape over the ages! You do have such a rich history in The Netherlands; you show us great photos.
    The aerial view is great too!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Ja, bijzonder om te zien. Wij komen zo af en toe in de vesting van Bourtange, ook indrukwekkend. Op de onderste foto is pas te zien hoe volgebouwd het middenstuk hier is!

  7. This is a rather astounding place considering all the earth that had to be moved with the technology at that time. It is a very beautiful area.

  8. A beautiful city. Why was the town fortified? Against who? Was it a success?