The White Tower

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Laurentiu Mitu on February 21, 2011

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

Interesanta prezentarea si frumoasa imaginea!

Imi place!

Numai bine, Lia.

Laurentiu Mitu on February 22, 2011

Multumesc Lia!!!Deasemeni pt invitatia din luna Mai, dar sa mai vedem, sigur ca mi-ar placea.....???????

ROvi Ovidiu Daşcău on February 22, 2011

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

Salve omule!

ramtto on February 23, 2011

Laurentiu Mitu,_______GRAN FOTO, like 10, saludos raM

Argenna on February 26, 2011

Asta ti-a iesit minunat! O compozitie deosebit de frumoasa ! like 4 !

Laurentiu Mitu on February 28, 2011

Va multumesc mult Ovidiu si Danutza pt apreciere si like!!! Muchas gracias ramtto!!!

©christake on March 1, 2011


Эгидий on March 1, 2011

Nice shot. Very Beautiful.

Like + Vote.

Greeting from France. Эгидий

Mircea_RAICU on March 1, 2011

Superb , L+V !

Paulo Yuji Takarada on March 1, 2011

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

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

Va multumesc Cristi si Mircea pt voturi si like

Many thanks BSveta, and Randy!!!

Muchas gracias Paulo yuji

Low Dywin on March 2, 2011

L and V!@!

PavelAlex on March 2, 2011


Frumos oras !

Lalyk on March 3, 2011

Am revenit si pentru vot!

Succes! Numai bine, Lia.

Laurentiu Mitu on March 4, 2011

Multumesc frumos Lia si Alex !!!

Сергей Борисов on March 4, 2011

Beautiful place and shot


Greetings from Russia

els f on March 4, 2011

fantastic!! like and vote

Gabriel Avramovici on March 4, 2011


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