Saturday, 1 October 2011

Walled Town Short Descriptions - Comments requested

Comments particularly from the town described are requested on the draft short walled town descriptions of Member Towns of the Walled Towns Friendship Circle,  have now been completed for 28 Members, fully paid up but which have not provided information for the main website - Please see separate page
Corrections and amendments will  be made as appropriate.All these towns are being invited to add to the information now provided. Final versions will be posted on the main Walled Towns website where a further 26 Members already have information (more detailed but without links) on the main site under 'Walled Towns'.
A PRINTABLE VERSION OF ALL 28 DRAFT WALLED TOWN SHORT DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE AS A.PDF FILE

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Salinas de Anana ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Salinas de Anana. west of Vitoria-Gasteiz. As its name suggests

Antonana ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Antonana, a distinct walled town founded in 1182, South East of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Alava County,

Penacerrada ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)

Penacerrada, south of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Laguardia ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Laguardia to the south of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque County of Alava/Araba,

Contrasta ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Contrasta, a small remote walled town to the East of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Salinillas de Buradon ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)


Salinillas de Buradon, South West of Vitoria-Gasteiz,

Salvatierra-Agurain ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)

Salvatierra-Agurain was a sizable medieval town in the Alava County

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bernedo ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)

Bernedo, chartered as a town by King Sancho VI, lies to the South East of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Monday, 26 September 2011

Hellevoetsluis Draft Town Text (dmb)


Hellevoetsluis a fortified town of 30000,

Capdepera Draft Town Text (dmb)


A medieval town on Mallorca, Capdepera

Gradara Draft Town Text (dmb)


A medieval town, Gradara in Marche

Almeida Draft Town Text (dmb)


Perhaps the most attractive of all the fortified Portuguese borderland towns, Almeida

Woudrichem Draft Town Text (dmb)


Woudrichen now a small fortified town of 14000,

Naarden Draft Town Text (dmb)

Naarden is the classic van Coehorn 17th century Dutch fortress town

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ste Suzanne Draft Town Text (dmb)


The walled town of Ste Suzanne rests on a rocky terrace above the river Erve.


Saturday, 24 September 2011

Nicosia Draft Town Text (dmb)

Nicosia (Λευκωσία (Greek) Lefkoşa (Turkish)) is the sadly divided capital of Cyprus.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ptuj Draft Town Text (dmb)

A pre-Roman iron age town later an important Roman Colonia, Ptuj

Labraza ARABARRI Draft Town Text (dmb)

Labraza is a delicate hill-top town in Alava County

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Bursa Draft Town Text (dmb)

Bursa is a great Turkish City

Vitoria-Gasteiz Draft Town Text (dmb)

Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city of 235,000 and capital of the Basque country county of Alava,

St Petersburg Draft Town Text (dmb)

St Petersburg’s walled town is the fortress of St Peter and St Paul.

Chichester Draft Town Text (dmb)

Chichester, a Roman walled city

Friday, 16 September 2011

Friesach Town Text (dmb)

A  town in Carinthia with medieval town walls
of 7000 inhabitants, its 12C Romanesque parish church has excellent examples of early stained glass, while the 13C Dominican church, the first of its order in Austria, has a wonderful Gothic choir. Friesach has a beautiful main square with picturesque facades. EWT member page is now completed,
Baedeker 1900-1914: Eastern Alps1911 p.618, Autriche (fr) 1902 p323

Drosendorf a/d Thaya Draft Town Text (dmb)

A small walled town on the border of Austria and the Czech Republic, Drosendorf

Saturday, 28 May 2011

here in Dubrovnik

great walled city

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

ARCHWAY DOCUMENTS

Interreg IIIc ARCHWAY project documents are no longer available through Chester City Council. http://www.archway-interreg.com has been deleted
The final documents are now available here as ARCHWAY final documents and intermediate documents will be made available in due course.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Fredericia and Narva battle re-enactment videos

This video is of  a re-enaction of a Danish gun defending Fredericia against  Schleswig-Holsteiner attack in 1849. Now only firing blanks towards cars.
Russians vainly attack Narva Castle during a re-enaction of the winter Charles XII's Swedish victory 310 years after the event in 1700. Five years later in 1705 Peter the Great's Russian victory in the summer (which is also re-enacted), saw Narva  made part of the Russian Empire for nearly all of 300 years. Narva is now an Estonian and European Union border town with 80% of its population Russian speaking.