Photographer's Note

An architectural gem of the 16th century, Bender Fortress is located near the medieval city of Bender on the right bank of the Dniestr River. Originally built as a wooden fort, it was developed into a full structure during the Ottoman period and was of great historical importance. Made of limestone and brick, it is now surrounded by a Russian military zone with a checkpoint at its entrance.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 9 N: 1609] (7021)
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