Under The Clock Tower by Béla Török

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Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Romania. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is a perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, the economic growth recorded by Sighisoara’s industrious craftsmen and tradesmen ensured financial means for the construction of a strong defense system provided with 14 towers and several bastions provided with gunnery directed to all four cardinal points. Each tower was built, maintained and defended by a craft guild. Among the most striking is the 14th century Clock Tower. This tower controlled the main gate of the half-mile-long defensive wall and stored the city’s treasures.


  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 5 years ago

    Great street shot Béla!

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous dear Bela

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelabout 5 years ago

    This is great Bela! I just love old city scenes like this. Can’t wait to get back to Europe!

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 5 years ago


  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Linda Yates
    Linda Yatesabout 5 years ago

    Love the tone and textures in this beautiful image, Bela! Thank you for adding some history about this wonderful and interesting place! And …a Happy Valentines Day to you and the one you love my dear friend!!

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image and interesting text about the area. Superb textures and tonal values.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Béla and the history is amazing, thanks for sharing …

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image Béla!! Love the tones and composition!! A fave!!

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous!

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