Medieval Architecture
Gallery One

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Closer view of the medieval fortress from the pontoon bridge. Small appendage on tower side was a privy.  Waste dropped to rocks below. View of the medieval fortress across water from a city park.  Initially commissioned by Erik Axelsson Tott, the governor of Viipuri Castle. View across water of castle's north elevation. View out from one of the turrets showing the pontoon bridge and the city across the water.
Olavinlinna Castle
circa 1475
Savolinna, Finland
Olavinlinna Castle
circa 1475
Savolinna, Finland
Corner view of the courtyard.  This was a medieval charity hospital and church, founded by Nicolas Rolin Chancellor of Burgandy and his wife, Guigone de Salins. Oblique elevation of the paupers' ward from the courtyard.
Olavinlinna Castle
circa 1475
Savolinna, Finland
Olavinlinna Castle
circa 1475
Savolinna, Finland
Detail of a corner tower.  Note the handsome color tiled roofs. Close-up of the corner tower to the right of the main entry.
? Architect
Hostel Dieu, 1443
Beaune, France
? Architect
Hostel Dieu, 1443
Beaune, France
Side elevation of a medieval turreted castle.  Erected by Louis I, Duke of Anjou, and completed by Louis II. Front and right elevations of a medieval castle.  Entry is obscured by foliage.
? Architect
Hostel Dieu, 1443
Beaune, France
? Architect
Chateau Saumur, 14C.
Saumur, France
? Architect
Chateau Saumur, 14C.
Saumur, France
? Architect
Chateau Saumur
14C. Saumur, Fr.

"Pessimist: One who builds dungeons in the air."

- Walter Winchell, quote found on the Internet, original source unknown.

Editor's note: In France, a "donjon" refers to the inner tower or keep of a castle, and may very well be mostly above ground.

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