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Hello,

This is a second picture of this beautiful piece of architecture that looks like a mini-castle from the fairy tales. I took it on the 16th. of December 2007 in the same day with this one and promised some friends I would post a front view too. So here it is! To me, this is the most interesting building in Brasov. It's completely different than other buildings and has lots of appeal. I hope you like my POV! It's a gate in a gate :)

Ecaterina's Gate

Ecaterina's Gate is the only original city gate to survive from medieval times. In fact the fairy-tale looking tower which was built in 1559 is only a part of the original gate; documents talk about the existence of a wooden structure which was demolished in 1827. The four small corner turrets (also seen in other Transylvanian towns) symbolize the fact that the town had judicial autonomy, and the "right of sword" (ius gladii) which was the right to decide on capital punishment. Above the entrance the tower bears the city's coat of arms, a crown on a tree trunk. The gate was in the care of the taylors' guild.

Ecaterina's Gate is one of the only two old entrances to the Medieval fortress that still exist today. Both of them are the former Northern entrances to the fortress. The other one is The Scheii Gate situated not far from Ecaterina's Gate.

Source:

www.virtualromania.org
http://members.virtualtourist.com

For more informations please refer to one of my previous postings here!

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