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KOPOR'YE FORTRESS

 
 

John Sloan

 
 

This table is a summary of the photos made during visits to Kopor'ye.

 
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Approaching Kopor'ye fortress in 1993.

 
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View of the gate and bridge from bottom of the moat cut into the rock.

 
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View of the gate across the entrance bridge.

 
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View of the entrance to the chapel that is built into the fortress wall.

 
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View of front corner tower from an opening in the gate tower.

 
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Inside the damaged corner tower at far end of the fortress.

 
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View of corner tower.

 
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Vew of one of the gate towers and curtain wall taken during visit in 1992.

 
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View of the gate tower from inside the fortress.

 
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View of upper part of gate tower from inside the fortress.

 
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Another view of central tower on the northern wall from inside the fortress.

 
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View of northwest tower and part of curtain wall from close up.

 
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A section of the curtain wall showing how the construction in made of rubble inside with dressed stone facing.

 
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View of the northwest corner tower from within the fortress.

 
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This is the tunnel entrance way looking from inside the fortress back toward the bridge outside, one corner of which is barely visible.

 
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The northwest corner tower from on the wall.

 
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The southwest corner tower next to the gate.

 
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The northeast corner tower.

 
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Inside the ruined northwest corner tower.

 
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View of the fortress gate and bridge on a dark and snowy December 1991 visit. At this time of year the place is especially bleak and forboding.

 
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A model of the Kopor'ye fortress. One of a set of models of medieval Russia fortresses at the Ivangorod museum.

 
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Photo of a painting showing the plan of the Kopor'ye fortress.

 
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This very dramatic photograph of Kopor'ye fortress is by Anatoly Pronin. Please contact Anatoly to view and obtain his work.

 

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