dimanche, avril 23, 2006

67. L'étang du Quesnoy = the pool of Le Quesnoy.

The town of Le Quesnoy has like Maubeuge and Avesnes-sur-Helpe some town walls which were made by Vauban. In the past the region was often the theather of wars and Vauban, at the time of Louis XIV in the 17th century let build this walls to protect the towns and the country. So that many towns of North of France have these sort of town-walls. You can see the first wall (the smallest) in the back of the lake, which you can find at the entrance of Le Quesnoy coming from St Quentin or from the entrance of the forest of Mormal (a forest which lays in the West of Pont-sur-Sambre and in the East of Aulnoye) coming through Jolimetz.

So that Pont-sur-Sambre which is 16 km at the East of Le Quesnoy, 16 km southwestly from the walls of Maubeuge, and 14 km in the East of Avesnes-sur-Helpe iq surrounded by towns with walls of Vauban and was also good protected from the invasions of the North-East.

The pool of the Pont Rouge (or of the Red Bridge) in Le Quesnoy which you can see on this photo is also good protected.

Perle de Rosée.


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"Ma Roma non fu fata in un giorno". It is a sentence of the Assimil Methode my father repeated a lot of time when learning italian. And now I'm leading you from Venice to Rome and to the photos of Joe : Rome Daily Photo.

Perle de Rosée.