White tower, Hradec Kralove, Czech republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
N 50° 12.535 E 015° 49.840
33U E 559272 N 5562189
Quick Description: Renesancni kampanila je nejvyssi dominantou Hradce Kralove / Renaissance campanilla is the highest dominating feature of Hradec Kralove.
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/10/2010 11:41:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM8C96
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lindik
Views: 142

Long Description:
Dne 7. cervna 1574, za primase Martina Cejpa z Peclinovce, byla z milodaru obyvatel uprostred západní strany Velkého námestí v Hradci Králové zahájena stavba Bílé veže. Behem následujících šesti let nad ctvercem 10 x 10 metru a na základech vyrostla 48 metru vysoká vež z horického pískovce.

Pak následovala stavba strechy, která nekolikrát zmenila tvar i barvu. Svítívala medí, bývala belošedá nebo zelená. Každou zmenu pochopitelne prijímala verejnost s krajní nevolí. Poslední premena tvaru pridala roku 1840 veži 20 metru výšky.

Nad renesancním portálem Bílé veže je vytesáno latinské heslo císare Maxmiliána II.: „Deus providebit, vigilandum tamen“. Vedle ceského prekladu „Buh bude prozretelným, presto je treba bdít“ se v literature vyskytují preklady volnejší,, napríklad „I pri vší prozretelnosti Boží my bdíme

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On June 7, 1574 during the reign of Primate Martin Cejp from Peclinovec, the construction of the White Tower started in the middle of the western side of the Great Square in Hradec Králové. The construction was funded by charity gifts of the citizens of the city. In the course of the next six years a tower 72 meters tall has been built on the foundations with the dimensions of 10 x 10 meters out of Horice sand stone.

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Date of origin:: 1580

Style: Mannerism (ca. 1520–1600)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Bellfry

Address:
Rokytanskeho ul Hradec Kralove


Architect(s): Not listed

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