Saturday, 28 February 2015

A Zig-Zaggery of a Siege - or Westmalle-Trappist invested

His Grace, the Duke of Blankshire and Parson Yorick, having had may trials and tribulations find themselves breaking Winter Quarters early (astonishing!) to lay siege to a Frederickian army that is positioned at Westmalle-Trappist...

A distant prospect of the town, with the St Nicholas Bastion to your left - the City Bastion to your centre - and the 'New Work' to your right.  The Grand Place and Citadel lie twinkling in the distance:

 
 
 
To your left is Observation Hill with the new Observatory - why should the Church get all the domes in the Age of Reason?
 
 
The view from Observation Hill could be very useful...
 
 
 Meanwhile, in the town, all is being prepared...
 
 
 



9 comments:

  1. Could be a tough nut to crack ! ,Tony

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    1. Indeed it is - fortunately a very large siege train is about to arrive....with thanks and compliments

      V&S

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  2. I am most taken with the Observatory,pray tell us more of it sir!
    Tobias Talmand
    Ducal astronomer ,Tradgardstadt

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    1. My dear Monsieur,

      it is indeed one of the finest erections in the Low Countries, and there is much competition! A splendid fellow in Bavaria called 'Ziterdes' is the architect and builder - and he is well worth a visit. Even Messer's Wren and Hawksmoor would be impressed,

      with thanks and compliments to all in the farthest North,

      V&S

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    2. Indeed. The Elector's fine erection is oft spoken of throughout his territories.

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    3. Those who are equipped in the 'diminutive scales' are often astonished at the real thing!

      With thanks and Compliments, to all who enjoy the true Baroque scale of I/XXX11

      V&S

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    4. Not forgetting our near relatives in I/XXXV scale...

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  3. A fine town (and Elastolin castle). Looking forward to future developments.

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  4. There is much zig-zaggery coming this way....
    with thanks and compliments

    V&S

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