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    Thank you Melvin. A small update, rather to keep the thread (and my motivation) alive. Nothing that much done but another district streets labeled.

    WIP Yphirion-yphyrion9.jpg

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    Looking very nice!

    At first I was wondering why there were those "trace italienne"? (is that the right term for it? I can't remember. The weird star fort style banks and bastions thing) style fortifications to the south but none to the north, but now I see there is a railway, am I right in assuming that they have fallen out of use and the ones to the north have been built over?
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    Thanks Larb I don't know what the proper term is, we have a lot of this kind of fortification here in France (most of them were built under the direction of Vauban and we call them Vauban-style). Yes you get it. The south fortification is the only part that is still here but out of use. Only the army use the southern fort as barracks and the fort on the island is used as a prison (jail?)
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    I think (with a little bit of ass-pulling perhaps) that the star-style fortification is typical of the gunpowder era, because they are better at withstanding artillery shots. So they should be found pretty much anywhere from the XVI to the early XIX century. Afterwards artillery became so powerful (and warfare changed anyway) that no wall would have made sense. We have plenty of those designs in Italy too, I think some countries may have less or none (eg, England) because they did not see many wars on their home territory in the given period.

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    http://www.arttrav.com/wp-content/up...lucca_wall.jpg
    http://www.sciretti.it/uploaded_imag...ova-768175.jpg
    http://www.francescocorni.com/disegn...ittadella1.jpg

    And many more.
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    One of my favourite "surviving" examples (sort of) is of Palmanova. It's very visible on googlemaps.
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    my capital has some pretty decent examples too (might need to zoom in, though the whole peninsula is covered in them) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Palma...Italy&t=k&z=16

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    Vorro: You appear to have pasted my link by mistake. =P

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    gah i honestly cant get the url on he page to change, even when i open google maps from scratch and search for the area (floriana, malta, for anyone whose interested) the original url stays on the page... ah well.

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    A (very) few progress on labeling...

    WIP Yphirion-yphyrion10.jpg

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    Did you count how many streets you have there?

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