View of Klodzko, a town in Lower Silesia. On the hill above the town is located a fortress, from the valley you can see only a part of the fortress. The fortifications of Klodzko are one of the best kept 17th - 18th centuries defensive systems in Poland. Defensive buildings occupy the area of 32 ha. Underground is a net of corridors hollow in the rocks under the hill. The underground tunnels served to liquidate besieging enemy's artillery positions and to protect its own soldiers. The total length of the corridors is about 40 km. The average temperature is about 8 ° C and the humidity is very high.
First mentions of existence of a stronghold situated on Klodzko's hill come from the Chronicle of Bohemians, from the 10th century. This was an important point of defense of trade routes from Czech to Poland. The defense system was constantly expanded. In 1622, during the Thirty Years' War, after the long siege, the fortress was captured by the Austrian Army. In subsequent years the Austrians modernized the fortress and ancient fortifications replaced with up-to-date bastions. In 1742, the fortress was conquered by Prussia under Frederick II. The Prussians expanded the fortress but it was not fully completed 200 years after the Austrians began to modernize it. In 1807 Klodzko was captured by the French Army and the fortress became a prison. During World War II, the fortress was not only a prisoner-of-war camp, but a branch of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp.
Currently the Klodzko Fortress, looks like it did 200 years ago and it is one of the main tourist attractions of the city.
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emka (98810) 2014-08-13 21:57
Cześć Rysiek, Bardzo ładny widok Kłodzka, szkoda, ze małe zdjęcie. wygladałoby super, gdyby zajmowało cały ekran. Dobry kadr, świetna ostrość i kolory. Słyszałam o tych podziemnych korytarzach, ale nigdy tam nie byłam.
jemaflor (98029) 2014-08-13 23:05
Well balanced your photo with Fortress and tower on each side of your shot, nice light and colors, good choice for this panoramic format.
Nicou (143130) 2014-08-14 2:48
quel panorama et vue quelle largeur et vue sueprbe cpatage avec la végétaiton ces édiffices et ont voit le vent souffler superbe
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (16265) 2014-08-14 3:07
Excellent panoramic view to old fortress and town houses. All in very good light, superb contrast against blue sky.
Very well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-14 3:43
fascinating and compelling panoramic shot of this fortress and its delightful surroundings. This little town looks so beautiful and unspoilt by the modern age. Lots to admire and appreciate in this wonderful shot. Looks like your August is a tad better than the one we are experiencing here. Wind and heavy rain showers here yet again today.
Graal (102928) 2014-08-14 6:47
fajnie zrobiona paorama Klodzka. Forteca tu dominuje nad miastem polozonym troche nizej. W kotlinie Klodzkiej jest mnostwo pieknych miejsc. Dobra notka no i fota.
Tue (37898) 2014-08-15 5:06
Really nice view of the city in an excellent composition. I particularly like that you included quite a large part of the sky. Well done!
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (36847)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-13 20:44