Saturday, April 4, 2015
D is for the Detinets, Novgorod, Russia
D is for the Detinets, also called the Novgorod Kremlin, in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. The original fortress dates to 1044, with the gate here showing 1155. The stone fortress was built by Ivan the Third in the late 15th century. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Cathedral of Saint Sophia, also called the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom. The carved doors, below, on the West entrance.
Tolkien Bonus: D is for the Dunedain of the North. The males of the Dunedain became Rangers, protecting Men and Hobbits and were foes of Sauron.