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‘Kratovo’s towers’

Kratovo is a small town with narrow and steep streets, several bridges and six medieval defensive towers.
Today's series is about those old towers.
Every photo shows one, sometimes maybe only a glimpse of it.
Some towers appear in more than one of my photos. I don't have a picture of all six.

The towers were built to create a defensive wall for the Turkish army. They were connected with tunnels and underground corridors.

These tunnels are not open to visitors. Nor have I been able to enter a tower. Sometimes, however, that turns out to be possible. I wasn’t lucky.
There is a cafe in town that provides access to an underground corridor. I was there but you could only walk about 50 meters through a damp tunnel carved into the rock. I have a very insignificant photo of that tunnel.

The most famous tower is the Saat or Clock tower. It’s located in the centre of Kratovo … and has no clock at all :)
Other towers are the Simiceva tower, the Emin-Bey, the Zlatkova, the Krsteva and the Hadzi-Kostova tower.
The main photo was taken late in the afternoon.

For the diehards of TE who look each time in the WS:
today four photos.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6552 W: 22 N: 15419] (60866)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-23
  • Na¶wietlenie: 30 sekund
  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-03 23:50
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