NorthWest Exploration Forum  
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   NorthWest Exploration Forum > Site Reports > Rest of the World
Reload this Page 200 years of history
Rest of the World Sites outside the UK.

Thread Tools Display Modes
200 years of history
Bartje's Avatar
Bartje is Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 109
Join Date: Nov 2008
Default 200 years of history - 01-11-2010, 21:42

Build in early 1800's and the only fortification of its kind from this kind in Northern Europe that has been
preserved without significant alterations.
Planning of the fortress began in 1772 by decree of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, shortly after the
First Partition of Poland when Latvia ceded to Russia and construction began during Napoleon's attack of the Russian Empire in 1810.
Construction of the fortress, despite lengthy delays, serious floodings and slow construction work, was completed in 1878.

From 1948 to 1994 the fortification was in use by the Soviet army.







Reply With Quote
rigy's Avatar
rigy is Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Eccles
Default 01-11-2010, 22:08

Great pictures mate

Believing in a better world, where chickens can cross the road without there motives being questioned
Reply With Quote
sneak's Avatar
sneak is Offline
Posts: 662
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Salford
Default 02-11-2010, 11:12

Top one love the stairs shot.

Reply With Quote
Blino's Avatar
Blino is Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 173
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bolton
Default 05-11-2010, 19:29

Reply With Quote
lizzibear's Avatar
lizzibear is Offline
Posts: 63
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Cumbria
Default 07-11-2010, 11:47

Eerie... I bet the atmosphere was awesome?

Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality.
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by:
2008-2015. Photographs and text are copyright and the property of the poster unless otherwise stated, and should not be used without express written permission.
Any opinions stated by users of this forum are NOT those of the site owners, each poster takes FULL responsibility for their own posts.