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Double reason to publish this photograph today: we celebrate the Assumption and 2007 marks tercentenary disappearance of the genius of the military architecture, Vauban.

The church of Mount-Dolphin is particular for several reasons:
- it finished forever for lack of sufficient means;
- it is not directed towards the East to make it possible the population to take refuge there in the case of enemy attack without endangering itself (the church is located near the walls)
- it is located “in the middle of nowhere” because the city of Mount-Dolphin finished forever, the fault at borders which moved away and with a very been windy situation (I confirm!) who made flee the inhabitants.
In addition to this church, the small village of Mount-Dolphin has a pretty inheritance. In addition to the intact Vauban fortifications, one finds there several barracks, an arsenal and thus this church.
The site which Vauban for this citadel had found is ideal: a plate located on a rocky outcrop surrounded by chasms on 3 sides. Moreover, the city was never attacked.
It should be noted that Rouget de l'Isle, the type-setter of the Marseillaise, lived a few times in this fortified town. So as not to break the myth, I will not reveal you for which reason he was invited to leave the fortified town.

PP: Black and White, levels, cloning tool to remove the 2 - 3 cars which wasted the sight

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