Sunday, April 18, 2010

BRIDGES--The Zindan Gate

It's a drawbridge! Once upon a time there was water under it that was used to supply the city, but that was long ago. The gate you see is part of the Kalemegdan Fortress, and is known as the Zindan Gate, built in the mid-15th century.

This post is for Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridge Meme.

20 comments:

Virginia said...

I think I see King Arthur and his guys!
This is a great bridge shot today Bibi.
V

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic, Bibi! «Louis» is publishing the link at his Sunday Bridge post now.

Youth_in_Asia said...

Great shot. What a beautiful structure. I see arches used a few times (doorway and cornice... the latter is most likely purely decorative) and it makes me wonder why they couldn't have used them to make larger windows? Maybe that was intentional.

Gaelyn said...

Great masonry work. And what a treat to walk across and thru the archway. Bridges just aren't made to last like that anymore. Great capture as always.

Bibi said...

Youth-in-Asia, the Turks occupied this part of the Balkans for 500 years, so there are many Turkish words in Serbian. This gate retained its original name, which in Turkish means 'dungeon," so I guess that's why the windows are not larger.

Yvi said...

A really great shot! I like it!

Beautiful...nice sunday!

cieldequimper said...

I see knights... :-)

EG Wow said...

I'd love to investigate that castle. It must have taken quite a few strong men to raise that draw bridge in times of trouble!

My bridge is at
http://moreofme24.blogspot.com/2010/04/bridge-over-holland-marsh-canal.html

Alexa said...

This is a beauty! Very different from the 19th-century bridge you and I crossed, isn't it?

B SQUARED said...

Oh Bibi, I really like the entryway to your home!

Jacob said...

Utterly amazing...without the person and that light box, one would think he/she was back in the mid-15th century.

richies said...

What a great place to visit. Just like stepping back in time.

An Arkies Musings

Chuck Pefley said...

A "history" bridge, eh? That looks like a very formidable castle!!

Rebecca said...

Oh how nicely photographed that you have the bridge leading you right inside the fortress.

Thérèse said...

Family memories for me... Thanks.

Tash said...

Wow! Fantastic. What a way to show it off and yes, there is definitely a bridge. I've been there only once when I was 16 - I only remember bits of it.

Daryl said...

I love old historic places like this.. every thing about it makes you want to shoot a ton of shot...

Halcyon said...

This is a neat bridge! I like it.

Kim said...

What a treat for us to see this! Would those walls have been plastered over at one point, or is the masonry exposed from the get go? That bridge looks to be very well constructed and supported. The middle ages still lives on in structures like this that put me in mind of old, old stories. Love you blue sky!
-Kim

Marie-Noyale said...

Beautiful remnants..
Once upon a time there were also people throwing boiling "stuff" from the Upper towers!!