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Kamianets-Podilskyi - Remains of the town’s defences

A little outside the places where the tourists in Kamianets-Podilskyi hang around but all within walking distance of the center of the old town you can find a number of remnants of the defensive walls and some defensive towers.
Most of these remains are not in good condition and seem to be forgotten by everyone.

On the main picture the Lower Polish Gates (named after the historic Polish section of Kamianets-Podilskyi). They’re located near the river where a grandfather and his grandson enjoy fishing.

In the workshop a picture of the Vitryani (Windy) Gate dating from the 16th century with the adjacent Kushnir (Furriers’) Tower.

Not much more than a few steps from the center of town you can find the Honcharska (Pottery) Tower, built in 1583.
The tower got its name because it was looked after by the town’s potters.
Despite the location close to the center, I did not see any other tourist.

For most people these towers do not outweigh the attractiveness of the castle-fortress of Kamianets-Podilskyi.
Walking to these ancient defenses work, you will meet the local population and you also get a stronger feeling of exploring something.

The information on the names of the towers and the time in which they were built, comes from the Lonely Planet guide.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4554 W: 17 N: 10827] (44054)
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