Esseillon Defensive Complex
 
Fort Victor - Emmanuel
( Commune d'Aussois - Savoia [ France ]) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built between 1820 - 1828 this multi block site was part of a great defensive structure of the old  Regno di Piemonte e Sardegna... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... after a canyon crossed by a tibethan bridge,
   and a steep path, finally  we can walk inside...
 

 

 

 

With eight buildings on different levels, 
the higher to protect  the lower one, this
site is a clear example of the marquis de
Montalembert's  military  architecture.

 

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... from the ceiling the secret force 
    of these walls impends on us
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... staircases of stone and climbed uphill streets
     to walk from lower level to the higher...
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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... long long galleries 
start from here, and 
close to the entrance, 
a correctional cell...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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... the primitive men were less banal and stupid in writing... 

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1500 soldiers  composed the garrison, equipped by 88 guns.
Now all the site is completely abandoned to itself.
Few years ago, french administration has started a restauration program.

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The Esseillon Castle
Fort Victor-Emmanuel

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 ... Flags deprived of sense, of which
     only the wind seems to realize...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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