So, we keep on walking on the North-Western ruins :) The
last one took place in spring 2001
This is our second visit to Koporie fortress.
It's afternoon now, but I can't
say that it's getting warmer.
The most irreplaceable thing in our
winter conditions - is a supplementary diesel stove. The driver of our
bus has put the thick holed tube from the stove through the lounge - as
a result, we felt much better.
Actually, the Koporie village is situated
on the one side of the road
And on the other side - the fortress with the same name
Let me remind that the fortress is quite
old - it's built in XIII century. It was founded by the son of Alexander
Inside of the fortress
What has changed since the last visit (2001):
1. At the entrance the new container appeared - with windows,
electricity and heating. Now you have to pay to enter the fortress! :-)
2. To repair the church ruins (on next two pictures), they delivered
some brick blocks and , I think, they even bricked up a couple of holes.
3. There's a guide inside the container - the ticket cost contains a
The moat in front of fortress wall
A wall fragment on the other side of
I would not recommend to walk on it! ;)
From this point - there is view of the
snow-covered local cemetery
And our way leads now to the next ruins.
Not just ruins, however.