The Pile Gate Dubrovnik’s Old Town
12 April 2007 • 20:30pm
17 degrees Celsius
Direct Digital Capture: Camera – Nikon D200 with 20mm lens
Exposure time: 90 seconds @ f11
All external lighting was provided by multiple hand-held electronic flash units and flashlights operated by approximately people 478 people.
-Amercian College of Management & Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia
– Students, Faculty, Staff & Friends of the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
– City of Dubrovnik
– Friends of the Wall
– Dubrovnik Tourism Bureau
About the Pile Gate:
The Pile Gate is the name for the outside and inside regions of this historic structure. The first Renaissance arch was built as the semicircular tower in 1537. There are two bridges that lead to the gate across its moat complete with a stone bridge and a wooden draw-bridge worked by means of a windlass, chains and counter-weights. When lifted up, it closes the entrance to the city.
The previous single-spanned stone bridge, with stone seats on its sides, was built in 1397 by John from Siena. It looked like today’s inside bridge of the Ploc¹e Gate. In 1471 the moat was widened and a new bridge on three spans was constructed according to the projects of the State architect Paskoje Milic¹evic´. Between 1533 and 1537 one of the spans was destroyed and a wooden draw-bridge added instead. The inside Pile Gate with a Gothic arch and double posts pass throughout the main city wall. It was built in the form of the previous Fishmarket Gate in 1460 and has stood in place of an older gate mentioned in the Statute of 1296.