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Gates Renaissance

Red Castle in Weimar

Renaissance portal at the Red Castle (Rotes Schloss) of Weimar, Germany

On the way from the Duchess Anna Amalia Library to the market, I pass a Renaissance portal with a strikingly large number of coats of arms. The windows have colourful lines like fresh make-up. The gate belongs to the Red Castle (Rote Schloss), which was built in the years 1574/76 as a widow’s residence for Duchess Dorothea Susanne. [German]

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City Walls Gates Towers

Aquileia Gate in Udine

Aquileia gate in Udine, Italy

The Aquileia Gate (Porta Aquileia) was errected in 1436 as part of the fifth ring of city walls surrounding the city of Udine. Entering the city through this gate lead to Via Aquileia where you can walk along six old palaces dating back to the 17th-19th centuries.

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Gates

Lock at Belvedere Gardens in Vienna

Artful lock at a garden gate in Vienna, AustriaArtful lock of a garden gate seen at the Belvedere Gardens in Vienna. The figurine of a man situated in the middle of the lock made me think it could portray a Native American?

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Frescoes Gates

Frescoes inside the Schweizertor in Vienna

Schweizertor in Vienna, Austria

There are so many photos showing the Schweizertor (Swiss Gate) of the Viennese Hofburg but have you ever seen photos of the frescoes inside the gate? Have a look at this set of photos presenting the frescoes at the ceiling of the Schweizertor.

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Gates Towers

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava, Czech Republic

The top of a tower gate named Gate of Holy Mother (Brána Matky Boží) in Jihlava. In this city composer Gustav Mahler grew up.

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Gates

Schweizertor in Vienna

Schweizertor in Vienna, Austria

Through this gate named Schweizertor (‘Swiss Gate’) one can enter the oldest part of the Hofburg. At the inner yard behind this gate there is the entrance to the Kaiserliche Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) where one can see some very important crowns and jewels, e.g. the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Gates Palaces

Gate at Upper Belvedere Palace in Vienna

Gate at Upper Belvedere in Vienna, Austria

Main gate in front of the Upper Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere). The lions are showing the crest of Prince Eugene of Savoy. He was the first owner of the palace. Today the Upper Belvedere houses a great collection of paintings.