Tuesday, 24 May 2011

An amazing picture of Badajoz's fortifications

Above, you can see an amazing photography of the Pardaleras Fort, one of the outlying fortifications of Badajoz during the Peninsular War. The picture was taken from a balloon in 1914, when the walls and bastions were still in good shape and is the first of a series that my good friend Miguel Angel García will publish in his blog.
Below you can see the same fort in a near contemporary map.

Note the symmetric shape of the bastion!

1 comment:

  1. Cool!
    (the shape makes me think of a jet fighter plane)