Star Forts


Deputydog has posted photographs of six incredible star forts. These are communities surrounded by a wall, road, or waterway shaped like a star. Although some have been around for hundreds of years, their real beauty shines when seen from the sky. This one is Bourtange, in the Netherlands.

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Pudifoot> It allows defenders to fire on anyone attacking adjacent walls. So if you attack almost any place on the fort, you would end up taking fire from at least three sides.
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I actually used lived in a place like that called Hulst in Southern Holland for 8 years. You can check out a picture of it here:

On google maps Hulst is here:,5.160656&sspn=0.038952,0.063858&ie=UTF8&ll=51.280723,4.053698&spn=0.009959,0.015965&t=h&z=16&om=0

My dad also lived in a similar place near Amsterdam called Naarden:,-0.933838&sspn=5.092141,8.173828&ie=UTF8&ll=52.295593,5.163059&spn=0.019475,0.031929&t=h&z=15&om=0
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