Building of one of the Zadar's landmarks, Coast doors - Porta terraferma. One of the greatest Renaissance buildings in Croatia, show here in year 1540.
About this creation
Kopnena vrata or Porta terraferma or Coast doors at Zadar are one of the landmarks of Zadar, Croatia, and one of the great Renaissance buildings. Built 1543 by Venetian architects (Zadar was at that point part of Venetian republic) here is represent at it's building stage.
Kopnena vrata at it's present state:
And almost 500 years before:
Details of building. The main part - the doors, cannot be seen very well, but at this phase, this is not the point of creation. All phases would be built, including finished doors.
Detail of lifting stone blocks:
This needs to be done very carefully:
Help from below is essential:
The doors itself:
The stonemasons and their apprentices has very delicate relationship:
Here is the other pair:
Various ways to deliver stone to building site:
Horse carriage also (inspired by some MOC's, cannot remember author):
Overall view at doors:
View from builders perspective:
Fisherman below is looking at great building:
The life of local fishermen continues regardless of building:
Not much fish:
The wife is waiting for her husband and his catch:
The creators of this Renaissance wonder.
Venetian architects Michele Sanmicheli, and his nephew Giangirolamo.