The Lambert Redoubt – Luxembourg


Built in 1685, the Lambert Redoubt was part of a fort of the same name.
Constructed in a pentagonal form, it contained two floors 
and was surrounded by a network of casemates.

Demolition work between 1868 and 1874 razed the entire fort to the ground.

Recent excavations for the Monterey underground car park
brought the remains of the Lambert Redoubt to light.

Inside the Public City Park in Luxembourg ( Monterey Avenue ).

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28 thoughts on “The Lambert Redoubt – Luxembourg

  1. I really like ancient fortifications. Lots of history. Bullet marks on the walls. Portraits of the past. Is this near your house? You could hide there on the armagedon 2012 !

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  2. Strange to say this of a kind of fortress, but this is beautiful. I like the different colors of the stones and the white spiral on the grass around.

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  3. VP is right, it is beautiful. And I agree with Carver, I'm glad it was discovered, especially as it was supposedly demolished. Wonderful.
    Kay

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  4. It's like in many especially former Roman cities; as soon as you start digging, constructing, you find something … to be saved. This is good for most of us, but may of course be frustrating for the one who had thought of constructing.

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  5. Wonder why they razed it? It's quite beautiful in its own way. And so nice to see a restoration. Makes one wonder what else lurks under our feet!

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  6. In a place as old as Luxembourg, I expect that new discoveries are made all the time when digging begins. This was a great find.

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  7. The size of the walls is impressive! i'm glad the place can be showed today, it's an important historical witness!

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  8. Greetings Leia! Re that effect on Florida Fotos…it's quite easy but you need Photoshop. It's what's called an “action,” which are a series of steps to achieve a particular effect. I don't know how to do it in another program, though.

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