Photographer's Note

With all my new experiences of how TE works and what it can offer, I thought it right to revisit some of my old posts, and add a little more information.

This is a cross and statue at the top of a hill overlooking Przemysl in Eastern Poland. Przemyśl is one of a select group of the oldest and the most beautiful Polish towns.

The hill, Tartars Hill, is reputed to be a barrow, a final resting place of one, or several, Tartar Knights.
It also has various historic military earthworks which were incorporated into the famed ring of forts, which gave this town strategic importance for many years. Started by the Austrians, who then controlled the region, in late 1800s, it was variously used and abandoned until the WW1, when it was used again in defence of the town. It was put into service once more, when parts of the ring were used in the creation of the Molotov Line.

In the two workshop views I have added to this post, you can see another picture of the cross, showing the scale of it, and another looking across the valley at this hill, with various landmarks pointed out.

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