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.
One of the eight gates which guarded the entrance to the Old Town in the Middle Ages. It was erected in the first half of XIV century, and new storeys were added in early XV century, due to the development of firearms. It owes its name to the benedictine monastery with a hospital and the Holy Spirit church which stood by the gate outside town walls till the XVII century. That is why the gate is also called the Holy Spirit gate. It is a broad gate of the Flanders type with a retractable grate placed in a pointed arch niche, behind which an orifice called a “gruel hole” is situated. The opening was used to attack the storming enemy, who managed to break through the grate. Behind the “gruel hole” the main gate was placed. The massive gate wings could be strengthened from the inside of the town with beams inserted into special holders mounted to the side walls. In XIX century, after rebuilding and elevating, the gate became an apartment building.
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tedesse (22116) 2012-09-16 9:02
Kolejne piekne foto z Torunia.
Super POV i kolory, doskonala ostrosc, ciekawa notka.
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-09-16 17:35
kolejne bardzo ladnie wykonana fotka z tej okazalej bramy. Ladne kolory, ostrosc. Bardzo dobry punkt widzenia. Podoba mi sie.
pierrefonds (48335) 2012-09-16 17:52
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the gate. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Graal (88852) 2012-09-19 0:00
kolejny torunski zabytek. Zachowal sie w dobrym stanie (chociaz widac troche renowacji). Ciekawa notka i bdb jakosc zdjecia.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (73084)
- 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/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 9:00