Remains of the hexagon

Saarlouis: built on the Saar by Louis XIV. The painting at the top shows it as it was in 18th century France. The photo on the bottom shows it as it is in 21st century Germany. As you can see, much of the work of the French military engineer Vauban remains. Surely, he did not use all those geometric patterns just for defense. Surely, he also wanted to build something pretty?

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  1. Never heard of this place before... beautiful light in the right half of the picture