aerial view of castle  

This is an enlargement of photo 3. Here we see the castle and the 17th century outer bastion trace. The castle blocked the only land route into the city. The city gate was on the other side of the causeway bridge at the bottom, off picture. The river is so far down in its bed between the double row of trees arcing from lower right side of the picture to bottom center, that one would not know there was a large stream there without having seen it. The entrance to the castle now has been made into the wall next to the water tower. In that square tower is an extremely deep well. Water is brought up by means of a bucket attached to a large treadmill operated by prisoners or a horse. (see photo)


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