Another city, another gate. The old town of Woudrichem in the south of the Netherlands is one of those cities still fully surrounded with fortifications. First mentioned in the 9th century as a market town for the surroundings, the city grew in the 13th century for its strategic position next to two rivers. Remaining a small town in the middle ages, Woudrichem itself was quite weak against hostile nations. In the 1580's the fortifications were created to protect the city. While in many cities these barriers were destroyed around the 1880's, the city of Woudrichem became part of the so called New Dutch Water Defence Line, a long barrier through the Dutch landscape which could be set under water to protect against ... hostility during the 19th and 20th century. The importance of this line became the reason to safe the old structures as monuments, even though the defence line lost its function, the old structures are still visible. Picture has been made from one of the entrances to the city, the so called Prisons' Gate (1580).
Параклисът на Порта Сан Дженаро
Портата има монументален параклис със статуя на Сан Гаетано, отвън има красива фреска от Mattia Preti.
Стенописите в покрайнините на Неапол са дело на Mattia Preti между 1657 и 1659, като курбан , предлаган от град Неапол за края на ужасната чума, което разтърсва южната столица в 1656г., от която Неапол остава наполовина: градът, който преди избухването на епидемията има около 450 000 жители, в края на чумата имал малко над 250 000 души.
От седемте стенописа на много градски порти е достигнал до нас днес - макар и в лошо състояние и само частично е възстановен 1997г.- само този на Порта Сан Дженаро . English 👇
The Chapel of Porte San Gennaro
The gate has a monumental chapel with a statue of San Gaetano, a beautiful fresco from Mattia Preti outside.
The frescoes on the outskirts of Naples were made by Mattia Preti between 1657 and 1659 as a sacrifice offered by the city of Naples for the end of the terrible plague that shook the southern capital in 1656, of which Naples remained halfway: the city that before the outbreak of the epidemic about 450,000 inhabitants, at the end of the plague had just over 250,000 people.
Of the seven frescoes of many city gates has reached us today - albeit in poor condition and only partially restored in 1997 - only that of Porte San Gennaro.