Photographer's Note

The Opatowsk Gate is a Gothic gate to the town founded in the 14th century
by the King Casimir the Great. The original system of the Gothic walls consisted of four gates leading to: Opatow (the only preserved), Zawichost, Lublin and Cracow and two wicket gates (of which one – the Dominican wicket gate, called “the Needle Eye” - has been preserved) as well as twenty-one defensive towers. On the northern facade of the gate there is an original guide bar which was used for lowering the portcullis. The Opatowska Gate is crowned with a Renaissance attic. There is a scenic terrace on the top.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 9 N: 1608] (7015)
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