Kapitány torony / Captain tower

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A Kapitány torony, Bihács Óvárosának, egykor falakkal védett alsó negyedében, az Una folyó bal partján található és 1205 körül építették. A néphagyomány szerint, a Kapitány torony, illetve Bihács falai mentették meg IV. Béla magyar király életét az őt, a város faláig üldöző gyors tatár lovasoktól. A hálájának jeléül, IV. Béla király szabadságjogokat adományozott a városnak, s elrendelte, hogy a torony falába egy őt jelképező szimbólumot, egy fekete hollót faragjanak. Ám a tornyon ma látható faragvány - vagy a kőfaragó hozzá nem értése miatt, vagy nem tudott másmilyen hollót faragni - inkább egy pelikánra hasonlít. Az is lehet, hogy a faragványt egy másik helyről hozták ide és utólag falazták be, s csak ráfogják, hogy ez egy IV. Bélát szimbolizáló holló.

Tower Captain was built around 1205. It is located on the left side of the river Una in the oldest part of Bihács which earlier was protected by walls. According to folk tradition Tower Captain and city Bihács saved the life of King béla IV from Tartar riders. As a sign of his gratefulness King Béla awarded the town with franchise.

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Comments (372)

Jessie Kotini on September 25, 2013

Great photo! YSL. Best regards, Jessie

Elemér on September 25, 2013

Hi Jessie!

Thank you very much for your kindly comments and visit. Thank you for your votes Like & YS!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

RNLatvian on October 17, 2013

A very beautiful picture! Like! Greetings!

Elemér on October 17, 2013

Hí RNLatvian!

Thank you for your great praises and the Like vote.

The light be with you!

Greetings from Hungary, Elemér

tu.andy on February 5, 2014

Beautiful place and very interesting architecture. YsL 185. Best wishes,
andy

Elemér on February 8, 2014

Hi Andy! Thank you very much for your kindly comments and visit. Thank you for your votes L&F!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

Lud Mila on May 14

Nice shot. like!

Best wishes & thank you very much for your visit/

LudMila

Elemér on May 14

Greetings, LudMila, and thank you for your visit and praise. I'm glad you Like my photo.

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

nunila77 on May 15

Bella imagen. LIKE. Saludos desde Madrid.

Elemér on May 15

Muchas gracias nunila77, me alegra que te haya gustado.

Saludos, Elemér

Nelsachi 8 days ago

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. Elemér!

Beautiful Tower...!!!

Magnificent View...!!!

Great Shot...!!!

I LIKE N° 189

Greetings and My Best Wishes From Caracas - Venezuela...!!!

Have a Nice Day…!!!

Nelsachi

Elemér 8 days ago

Thank you Nelsachi, for your visit and nice compliment & Like! I appreciate it!

The light be with you!

Greetings, Elemér

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  • Uploaded on September 1, 2012
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    by Elemér
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
    • Taken on 2012/07/21 05:08:55
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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