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August 30th 2011
Published: August 30th 2011
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In medival times Visby on the island of Gotland was a major power. A good portion of the walls and towers as seen in the accompanying pictues continue to stand. Mare and I were up early and took the shuttle to town before our tour was to begin. Normally mu=ysense of direction is excellent which can lead to some tense moments when we finally realise that we are lost. Needless to say we saw a lot of Visby that was not on our guided tour.


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Outside the City's WallsOutside the City's Walls
Outside the City's Walls

Just outside Visby's walls are modern shpos and supermarkets.
Inside Visby's Walls.Inside Visby's Walls.
Inside Visby's Walls.

This was one of the gates to the outside.
Gate to enter VisbyGate to enter Visby
Gate to enter Visby

The strongest part of the fortifications was to protect Visby from land attack. The city for years was at war with the farmers on Gotland allied with knights from Estonia.


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