March 18, 2004
This one-meter resolution satellite image was collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite on Sept. 20, 2003. The image shows Bourtange (originally Bourtanger), a 17th century, star-shaped fortress located approximately 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Groningen, Netherlands. Bourtange—from the root word ‘tange,' meaning a sandy ridge in the moors— is Europe's largest peat moor and was constructed during the Eighty Years' War.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 18, 2004 09:37 AM
Ooooh! Vauban lives!
Posted by: John of Argghhh! at March 18, 2004 11:29 AM