A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress #Im4Ro

A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress, is a 100-word story inspired by the tumultuous history of a land and by the pioneering spirit of its people. Enjoy!

100-word Story:

For millennia, the green basins and white peaks of Carpathians have been a harsh and uncompromising environment. Yet shepherds dotted their backs with snowy sheep, and villagers found refuge in the arms of their forests during wearying invasions. From far and too often hungry troops, armed troop, have disturbed this grass and these stones for salt, iron… gold!

Since 1100, on a hill sung to sleep by the Tarnava River, this nature forged the first watchmakers. It was under its influence that their pioneering spirit invented complex mechanisms capable of decoding the mysteries of the fleeting-time, still inspiring us today.

Copyright © Patricia Furstenberg. All Rights Reserved.

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Side by side, the two faces of the Clock Tower of Sighisoara Fortress:

The Clock Tower of Sighisoara fortress: the timekeeper’s face and the statues’ niche as seen from the Lower City, the outside of Sighisoara fortress:

The Clock Tower Sighisoara fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche as seen from the Lower City, the outside of Sighisoara fortress.
The Clock Tower Sighisoara fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche as seen from the Lower City, the outside of Sighisoara fortress.

The Clock Tower of Sighisoara Fortress: the horologe’s face and the statues’ niche (on its left side), as seen from the inside of Sighisoara fortress:

The Clock Tower Sighisoara Fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche at its left side as seen from the inside of Sighisoara fortress.
The Clock Tower Sighisoara Fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche at its left side as seen from the inside of Sighisoara fortress.
The Clock Tower Sighisoara Fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche at its left side as seen from the inside of Sighisoara fortress.

You can read further about The two faces of Sighisoara’s Clock Tower and The Seven Statues of Sighisoara’s Clock Tower on my blog here.

During the 14th and 15th centuries Sighisoara embraced its economic growth. Industrious craftsmen and tradesmen secured the financial means for the construction of a strong defense system of towers and bastions. Each tower was built, maintained and defended by a separate craftsmen guild. The imposing 14th century Clock Tower defended the main gate. This intricate two-plate clock has been working continuously since the Middle Ages.

Find more similar 100-word stories in: Transylvania’s History A to Z in 100-word Stories – a NEW edition.

“I would recommend this book to all fans of history and historical fiction, as this is a fantastic combination of both.”

(Bonnie Reads and Writes)

The unique beauty of each 100-word story is in the way the words are strung together, each one a gem, and in the spaces left between the words, and between sentences. So much can be told with little words. It is a challenge for the writer, and a thrill for the reader (I hope), as each time the tale is read a new detail springs to mind.

19 Replies to “A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress #Im4Ro”

  1. Wow. Very interesting, dear Patricia. Loved it. . You are amazing, blessed with abundance of knowledge and talent.

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