Torun - is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population is 205,934 as of June 2009. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Originally called the Transit gate or the Ferry gate. It owes its name to the crossing on the Vistula River by which it was situated. The current name comes after the permanent bridge built in the years 1497-1500 by Piotr Postill from Budziszyn. For a long time, the bridge in Toruń remained a second bridge on the Vistula River, after the bridge in Kraków. The gate was built in 1432 by Hans Gotland (the builder of the tower by the old town church). It is unique among towers, as it has a battlement and rounded shape for protection from artillery fire. Apart from defensive functions, it was used mainly for transport and control purposes. Metal plates which mark the highest level of water in the Vistula River from the XVI to the XIX century are still mounted on the gate.
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cargus (6456) 2012-09-14 1:00
A great achievement, a good contrast and color combination, a wonderful architectural scene. Well done.
snunney (67334) 2012-09-14 2:32
A great capture of this magnificent gateway. The watchful cyclist is well placed in the scene and offers a great sense of scale. Beautiful rendition of the brickwork with rich red tones and superb clarity. The composition has a pleasing harmonious balance about it.
pierrefonds (48347) 2012-09-14 4:19
The presence of the person has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the gate. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (28331) 2012-09-14 4:34
jakie piekne i okazale wejscie. Uwielbiam takie zabytki. Ten fragment wyglada podobnie jak Malborg z czerwonej pieknej cegly. Piekna jest architektura i wspaniale jest prezentowana. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Super.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-14 7:13
Brick fortifications are powerful and elegant. The picture is spectacular. The texture of the walls is nice to see. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
tedesse (22122) 2012-09-14 11:31
Juz myslalem ze uchwyciles mojego kolege z Torunia Janka ,
Ladny kadr, piekna architektura, super kolory i swiatlo.
emka (58140) 2012-09-14 23:58
Cześć , Wspaniała brama i polazujesz ją w całej krasie. A krzywą wieżę widziałeś ? :). Super kadr, kolory i ostrość.
jaka miałeś ekstra pogodę. Janek i Jagoda nie maja tyle szczęścia, dziś w Warszawie jest pochmurno i troche kapie.
saxo042 (31800) 2012-09-15 5:29
A very impressive fortress and very good colours! Is that a fellow cyclist waitinhg for you to take the picture?
abmdsudi (26233) 2012-09-15 11:10
I choose this from your mini-serie. This madieval structure really looks so elegant in enormous scale and interesting perspective. Wonderful warm light and so much of delicate detail on the stonework in excellent lighting and richness in colors make this appears so grand and very pleasing to the eye. Brilliant capture and great work, Congrats
JFS (32129) 2012-09-19 23:40
Great details of the gate, the semsemble is monumental, very nice and your shot too. Perfect, light and sharpness. Thanks Krzysztof!
fritzi007 (7580) 2012-09-20 10:35
das Tor könnte fast ist im maurischen Stil errichtet worden sein, dein Foto und Kommentar sind wirklich sehr gut, gratuliere!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (73100)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f4,5-5,6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-14 0:45