Ok, what made me pick out Brielle as a place to visit rather than any other little Dutch town?
Well, I thought it would be nice to scout out a place that we could explore on foot maybe next summer that would be close enough to home to do as a day trip but still have something special to see.
The something special in Brielle’s case is that this town is also a star fortress and I’ve taken some photos in Google maps to show you how the town looks from above.
I am always in total awe of the engineers of centuries past who managed to put together such amazing defensive patterns, so geometrically precise on such a large scale and all without “technology”as we enjoy it today and without the power of flight to look down on their handiwork.
I think that their skill, ability and insight was amazing and probably since architects today are used to having technology do much of the number crunching, I think that building one of these from scratch these days without these aids might be a task beyond any on the profession today.
The symmetry is amazing… lets take a look…
tunning or what? This is just the view from the car! Roll on restored mobility, I’m really looking forward to walking the whole way around this next Summer!
Check out the thickness of the walls at the entrance gate…