Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Kamianets-Podilskiy Castle

Kamianets-Podilskiy (spelling may vary, I'm taking mine from the card itself) Castle lies on a bend in the Smotrich River in Ukraine.  Because of the situation, it looks almost like an island, certainly a peninsula.  The castle was built in the 14th century on earlier fortifications to defend the bridge, the only entrance to the town.

It looks very like a smaller and unpreserved Carcassonne. 
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  1. Somehow I never thought of castles being in the Ukraine so that is really interesting.

  2. I love Carcassone. I've been there twice but only for day visits. My dream is actually to stay a couple of nights at a hotel within its walls! As for this castle, it looks so cute. I don't think I'd ever get to the Ukraine.

  3. It looks just like a fairytale castle :-)

  4. I have been in that castle (Kamenets-Podolsky). That was very interesting, because in my childhood one of my favorite books was "The Old Castle" (V. Beljajev) - the story about that historical castle and boys, who were there everyday, because it was the nice place for interesting games.

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  5. Now in my blog are some postcards about this old castle too (5 parts).


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