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Gatehouse and Defense Tower

Gatehouse and Defense Tower

On the left the new Gate leading to the Inner Castle. It spans the now empty moat and used to have a drawbridge.
On the right the unusual five sided defense tower dating from the 13th Sentury. The original entrance, now filled in, can be seen where the double windows are.
The tower originally contained a prison in the basement, and above that a chapel and defenses. The top story now empty, was added in the 16tth Century.
In the foreground an old well and trough, used for both man and beast.
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Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso400 full exif

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Carl Carbone10-Oct-2012 00:21
Terrific mix of textures. Great shot of a very interesting subject.
godro09-Oct-2012 22:31
Nice image bravo!!!
Karen Stuebing09-Oct-2012 22:04
The stone work is so intricate and amazing to me. Beautiful architecture beautifully photographed. V.
Ken Chambers ARPS09-Oct-2012 21:14
Nice to get the history with the picture, thanks Walter
Jean Chiasson09-Oct-2012 20:38
Great image love the details and old architecture Walter vote
marie-jose wolff09-Oct-2012 20:26
wonderful and well preserved old castle! V
Frank Brault09-Oct-2012 20:15
A beautiful old building. Love the combinations of bricks. V
Jola Dziubinska09-Oct-2012 20:12
Wonderful old architecture. V.
Martin Lamoon09-Oct-2012 20:10
great picture and history. V
Pierre09-Oct-2012 20:03
Un point de vue formidable! V
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