Blacksmiths Tower in Zlotoryja.
Zlotoryja (Goldberg) is a town in Lower Silesian Voivodeship of southwestern Poland. Since the Middle Ages the town was a centre of gold and copper mining. The Blacksmiths Tower is a remnant of a stone fortification from the 14th century. The building, whose height is 22, 5 meters is a good vantage point. Zlotoryja was surrounded by walls from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. The tower owes its name to the members of the guild of blacksmiths, who defended the bastion of the Upper Gate leading into the city.
The walls in the basement are 2.7 m thick.
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Nicou (120452) 2012-10-08 2:47
quel captage de cette tour sueprbe avec le sommet d'un autre ton et ces arrondi ces courbe sur les sommet sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitiť
fabbs99 (16163) 2012-10-08 4:06
Thats a fantastic brickwork on the blacksmith towers.The look on the street and the buildings in the BG give a real cool Retro-effect to the whole scene.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.TFS.
Cheers and be happy
timecapturer (48046) 2012-10-08 5:37
what an unusual structure. It is an amazing size and your capture makes its dominance all the more profound. A great sense of history and perfectly detailed. Wonderful to think it has lasted so long and looks superb in such a picturesque little town. Great image!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
eldancer1 (27203) 2012-10-08 9:12
We just had renaissance fair in Las Vegas and there was a blacksmith but sorry to say I did not get a picture of him. Nice capture of this tower. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.