Sonja

Sonja

Posted on 08/26/2016


Photo taken on April  3, 2016



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Isny
Baden-Wuertemberg
Espantor


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Western Town Gate, Isny / Espantor, Isny

Western Town Gate, Isny  / Espantor, Isny
The Espantor, named for a communal used meadow to which this access was, is a towngate that survived times. Its foundations date from the 13th century upper floors by the 1460s where probaply mostly what it looks like now already. Das Tor wurde nach dem "Espan" im westen der Stadtmauer benannt, einer kommunaler Allmendweide und Festwiese auf die es fuehrte. Die Grundmauern sind noch aus dem 13ten Jahrhundert, die oberen Stockwerke sind wohl von vor 1467, als man das Stadtwappen mit Jahreszahl dort anbrachte.

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*, Jordi Bort, Marie-claire Gallet have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WUNDERSCHOEN *********************
12 months ago.
Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Great view! A pity not to have a closeup to the blazon.
12 months ago.
Sonja has replied to Jordi Bort
Sorry, I only had the Sony with me that day and no lens for that type of shot. I dont know if I have an old 300mm shot somewhere.... would have to look.
12 months ago.
Sonja has added
There seems to be none, neither by me nor anyone in Google Images. :(
Guess however it is the usual Isny blazon, just some rendering of the eagle with a horseshoe, I have to admit I do not even recall ever looking up there with binoculars to see it propperly with the number and all, just had a sloppy glance at the bird form on the stone below the roof and accepted it as the proof the tower is that old up to the high level. Will try to remember to take a longer lens next time I pass it....
12 months ago.
Jordi Bort has replied to Sonja
Don't worry. I have found some images of the blazon on the web.
12 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Impressive tower and very well preserved. I always think when I see a shot like this, how recent our history is in comparison.
12 months ago.
Yves Courtemanche
Yves Courtemanche
Magnifique !
12 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A very nice shot Sonja.
12 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
superbe !*************
12 months ago.