Izismile.com » Random » POTD » Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD   13 Oct 2011   / 3642 views

One of the places to visit on my lifetime list.

 

This is Bourtange, a star fort and village in Netherlands. The fortifications were initially built during the Eighty Years’ War (c. 1568–1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spaniards. Until 1960 it was a simple village but eventually, it was rebuilt to its state of 1740-1750. Today Bourtange is an air museum.

Picture of the Day

Hip it if you like it!

Hip it
Leave it

Total number of votes: 56







Loading...
Loading...
Loading...




Comments (2):

1
1.
Durden 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Oh ! Nice place. This remind me a little town near my city.. this is Brouage in France.
Look at this pics: http://tinyurl.com/3gdfm4e and http://tinyurl.com/3v9ds3x

What do you think ?
       
0
2.
vontrox 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Actually, you have a LOTT of these small fort villages like this in Holland.
       














Archives

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008