Greece Makedonia Thraki Thessaloniki
by Laurentiu Mitu
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Laurentiu Mitu, on February 21, 2011, said:
The White Tower takes the form of a cylindrical drum 23 m (75 ft) in diameter with a height of 27 m (89 ft) above ground level, on top of which is a turret 12 m (39 ft) in diameter and 6 m (20 ft) high. Some of the embrasures in the outer wall of the tower are reached by a spiral ramp; others are accessed from a central room on each of the six floors. The turret houses a platform with a diameter of 10 m (33 ft), and the platform at the top of the main tower in front of the turret is about 5 m (16 ft) wide.
The tower has been altered substantially over the years. Early illustrations show that it was originally covered by a conical roof, like similar towers in the Yedikule Fortress and Rumelihisarı fortress in Istanbul. Until its demolition in 1917, a chemise stood at the foot of the tower, supporting the heavy guns and enclosing an area at least three times the diameter of the main tower. Octagonal turrets on the chemise and caponiers at ground level provided flanking fire around the tower. It is unclear whether the chemise was part of the original scheme for the tower or was a later addition.
Lalyk, on February 22, 2011, said:
Interesanta prezentarea si frumoasa imaginea!
Numai bine, Lia.
Laurentiu Mitu, on February 22, 2011, said:
Multumesc Lia!!!Deasemeni pt invitatia din luna Mai, dar sa mai vedem, sigur ca mi-ar placea.....???????
ROvi, on February 22, 2011, said:
Ti-a iesit super. Noi in vara trecuta am putut sa-l pozam doar in "fuga". Mi-ar fi placut sa urc in el. like 2
ramtto, on February 23, 2011, said:
Laurentiu Mitu,_______GRAN FOTO, like 10, saludos raM
Argenna, on February 26, 2011, said:
Asta ti-a iesit minunat! O compozitie deosebit de frumoasa ! like 4 !
Laurentiu Mitu, on February 28, 2011, said:
Va multumesc mult Ovidiu si Danutza pt apreciere si like!!!
Muchas gracias ramtto!!!
©christake, on March 1, 2011, said:
Эгидий, on March 1, 2011, said:
Nice shot. Very Beautiful.
Like + Vote.
Greeting from France. Эгидий
Mircea_RAICU, on March 1, 2011, said:
Superb , L+V !
Paulo Yuji Takarada, on March 1, 2011, said:
É uma visão espetacular da Torre , parabéns pelo registro. V + F + L9 Saudações, de Dourados - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brasil
Randy Hall, on March 1, 2011, said:
Very nice shot. Colours and contrast along with the perspective are very good. Like and Voted
Cheers from Canada, Randy
Laurentiu Mitu, on March 2, 2011, said:
Va multumesc Cristi si Mircea pt voturi si like
Many thanks BSveta, and Randy!!!
Muchas gracias Paulo yuji
dywin, on March 2, 2011, said:
L and V!@!
PavelAlex, on March 2, 2011, said:
Frumos oras !
Lalyk, on March 3, 2011, said:
Am revenit si pentru vot!
Succes! Numai bine, Lia.
Laurentiu Mitu, on March 4, 2011, said:
Multumesc frumos Lia si Alex !!!
cep_, on March 4, 2011, said:
Beautiful place and shot
Greetings from Russia
els f, on March 4, 2011, said:
fantastic!! like and vote
gabiavram, on March 4, 2011, said:
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