Ukraine, Kamenets-Podolsky, early November 2010
Kamenets-Podolsky (or Kamyanets-Podilsky) is a city located on the SmotrychrRiver in western Ukraine. It was first mentioned in 1062 as a town of the Kievan Rus' state. In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol Tatar invaders. In 1352, it was annexed by the Polish King Casimir III, and became the capital of Podole Voivodship and the seat of local civil and military administration.
The castle is situated atop an elevated peninsula surrounded by the winding Smotrych river, providing a natural defense system for the castle and Old Town, with which it is connected via a monumental dam-looking bridge as an exclusive access to the complex. It was founded during the second half of the 14th century, when most of the territories of western Rus' were under control of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. A written document by Prince Yuriy Koriatovych dates back to 1374, where it is mentioned that the Magdeburg rights would be presented to the town inside the castle.
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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-300, ISO 250, f/11, 30, 13 and 5 sec
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