Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement more than 2,000 years ago into a city of history, culture, local folklore and education.  The bridge spanning the Maas River was so important to the Romans that they built a small castle, a castellum, at the site to help protect the Maastrichter bridge from being attacked by the nearby Germanic people.

Here are a few shots of parts of the old city wall along the Maas River.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Old City Wall Photo #1.  Part of the old wall in the foreground and one of the many bridges spanning the Maas River in the background.

Old City Wall Photo #2.  A swan swims near part of the old castellum.

Old City Wall Photo #3.  Looking through a space in the castellum across the Maas River to the other side on a foggy morning.

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  1. I’m a huge fan of old walls and I love the way you’ve used the walls in the first two shots as part of your pictures. 🙂

    • Thanks, Sally Ann. Too bad there aren’t more walls from the Roman times here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA so I could shoot them more often! 🙂

  2. I don’t have a favourite on these. They are as good as each other

  3. Love the wall on the sides of your shots! Totally my style 😀 Really beautiful

  4. All three shots are very nice, but given the post’s title, I prefer the third. The first two incorporate the wall, but it doesn’t seem to be the star. In the third shot, the rugged wall and the soft, misty scene appear as one balanced unit with the wall as a solid frame holding a dreamy moment. Beautiful.


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Architecture, Autumn, City, Fall, One Thing, Three Ways, Photography, Water


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