Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: January 28, 2019

Old medieval building. N. Germany

Wismar Vault

by Brendaartwork18

Historic Building (s) Contest Entry 
This is The Vault at the old port of Wismar, now holiday apartments, lavishly renovated. The Hanseatic city of Wismar is the 2nd largest port of Mecklenberg-Vorpommern situated Northern Germany. The city has a unique restored old town. Numerous monuments and large parts of the city were destroyed by bombing during world war 2. The build of the vault is typical of the area. Brick Gothic evolved here as a special form of architecture, inspired by N France cathedrals and English vault forms. The development was linked historically to the Merchant society at the time, the Hanseatic League, an important trading facilitator that put the ports of the area on the early Eastern trade routes. 500 years after the hey day of brick gothic, the buildings inspire respect for the structural achievements of the people of the middle ages. The Vault rests on 2 large barrel vaults, the half numbered house stands above the pit, one of the oldest manmade streams in N. Germany, directly opposite the harbour. Was part of the former weir of the city wall with a public passageway.


Post Type Photography Mixed Media Minor
Sony Xperia smart phone


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