Photographer's Note

Kamianets-Podilskyi Fortress

This time not a fairy tale picture but five very realistic views of how the castle-fortress looks like at daytime. The difference with the impression you get at night could not be bigger.

I approached the castle from different angles and quite probably some of you will prefer one of the pictures in the WS as the main upload.

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The first fortress appeared here back in the times of the Kyivan Rus, when it was a central part of the town with dirt-wall and wooden wall.
In the 14th century Lithuanian Princes Koryatowicz, who are considered to be the founders of Kamianets-Podilskyi, built on its place a stone castle that became the main out-post of the Lithuanian power at Podol.

Afterwards the Kamianets-Podilskyi fort was a strategic defensive point of the Poles and later on the Turks owned it. For centuries the fortress served as a reliable defense for the town and its residents. Just in the early 19th century, soon after Kamianets-Podilskyi became part of Russia, the castle lost its defensive importance. First military quarters were located here, and then the fortress buildings were turned into prison facilities.

Despite uneasy history, the fortifications of the castle remained almost intact and today are the part of the National Historic and Architectural Reserve "Kamianets-Podilskyi" that is included in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
On the premises of the fortress - in towers and in dungeons - the unique thematic exhibitions that illustrate different pages of its history are created.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4443 W: 17 N: 10475] (42829)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2017-12-16 23:52
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Points: 46
Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4443 W: 17 N: 10475] (42829)
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