Photographer's Note

The Rio Pusteria lock near the town of Rio di Pusteria, in the province of Bolzano.
It is a fortified construction dating back to the 12th century, when it was known as Klause von Haslach. It was built by the lords of Rodengo, but already in 1269 it was ceded to the Gorizia. When, at the death of Mainardo I of Tirolo-Gorizia, his sons Mainardo II and Alberto divided the paternal territories, the lock became a border station.
The Pusteria then passed completely under the control of the Tyrol. It was Sigismondo the Danaroso who gave it its current shape, expanding and strengthening it over more than twenty years, in the second half of the fifteenth century.
It was seriously damaged first in 1703 and then, more seriously in 1809, when it was taken, with great effort and numerous losses, by the French army. Since then it has been in ruins

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Janusz Wala (Ilonka1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 0 N: 611] (5263)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-06-27
  • Categories: Ruines
  • Exposition: f/0.9, 1/130 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2019-08-13 16:13
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Points: 34
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Additional Photos by Janusz Wala (Ilonka1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 0 N: 611] (5263)
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