Hi DT, I like to travel so last day i put my self in the car and drove to an Ancient fortress . It's located in Dobrogea (Romania). The fortress' three hexagonal tower are the only of this type found in the whole region of Dobruja. There are several competing theories regarding its builders. On one hand, a part of the historians consider that its architecture is reminiscent of the Western manner of planning, and attribute it either to the Genoese.Due to the new political situation and the development... continue reading
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Many people only know about Spain's incredible beaches and stunning mountains but the country is also steeped in history, the most recent chapter being the Spanish Civil War. Being one of the final conflict areas Alicante still has many reminders. continue reading
The main attraction of the Crimea Sudak - Genoese fortress - a unique monument of medieval architecture of global importance. They say that even if in this resort town was nothing but the fortress, Sudak and then would attract thousands of tourists. On the scale of the fortification system of the fortress is a unique monument of defensive architecture Tavrii X-XVIII centuries.The amazing story of an ancient temple, which was built within the walls of the fortress. By hypothesis, the scientists... continue reading
Hi everybodyI created a new collection about castles in my country, Belgium. I have some pics of my own, but I would like to see and add yours to the collection. Surprise me!Thank you very much! You can find the collection HERE.Jeroen continue reading
The oldest Moldavian fortresses are mentioned in documents in the second half of the 14th century or early 15th century, as follows: Suceava, Neamţ, Hotin, Ţeţina, Şcheia, Cetatea Albă.I had the opportunity to visit this fortress and I was impressed by its beauty. If you have any opportunity to visit, do not hesitate. continue reading
Rasnov Fortress is located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian mountains, 150 m above the town of Rasnov in Romania. It is 15 km southwest of Brasov and also about 15 km from Bran Castle. The fortress is on the Bran Pass, a trade route connecting Wallachia with Transylvania.The antique name of the city was Cumidava, mentioned by Claudius Ptolemeus, in his writings about theSaxons first settled in Transylvania in the 11th century, and the Saxon town of Rasnov was founded in 1225. Following the... continue reading
The Rupea Fortress is located in center of Romania, in Brasov county at 500 meters altitude, in vicinity Olt River, national highway from Brasov to Cluj-Napoca and on the western side of Rupea city. The fortress was built on a basalt rocky hill.In Dacian times, on the top of a basalt rock there was a fortress that is said to be named Ramidava (or Rumidava, in the other sources). During the XIV century, the Saxons found the fortress destroyed and they built on its ruins, on several steps, a peasant... continue reading
During the las part of 14th century, being in impending Turkish danger, the cities and village of the Southern Transylvania were surrounded by fortified precincts.In 1395, King Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437) oversaw the fortification works of the City of Brasov, an important defensive line against the Ottoman Empire, in this part of Europe. In 1421 the settlement was devastated but in 1432 the Turkish invasion couldn’t conquer it, which means that the protective walls around it were already... continue reading
Hello everyone!This is my first article in English. At once I am sorry for my English language, I have started to learn it recently.I would like to tell you about my work. I create different three-dimensional models. I have many works on a various theme.At the moment I am engaged in creation a three-dimensional reduced models of medieval castles. This is difficult task and occupy a lot of time.One of first my works in this theme is a tiny copy of a medieval castle with 7 towers.... continue reading
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