A scar or an opening?

Saw this in a building's external wall here in Krakow. It's hard to describe because I frankly don't know what it is - the building itself is very old, probably hundreds of years, and I guess this opening has something to do with ventilation.


For those who asked: this was taken on the corner of a street wrapping round a church next to the main operatic theatre off the planty. The building itself is actually quite low and squat, but your theories as to its use seem to make more sense than mine. It's the corner of the planty nearest the underpass to the railway station.

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  • Nifty 8y

    Wow, I love the texture!
  • Noosh S-W 8y

    I would guess it's an arrow slit, maybe--often when you see those tiny slits in the outsides of walls and towers, they were made so that archers could shoot out without presenting a target to the ones at whom they were shooting.
  • L K 8y

    Blue Meanie 42 - yes, you're right :)
    many of them are in the walls around the Old City of Cracow
    soylentgreen23 - where was it exactly taken?
  • gianni 8y

    fantastic pattern!!!!
  • DitB  8y

    I thought they also used them to pour boiling oil onto potential wall-climbing soldiers! Auch! But for observation and protection, I think it is correct. made for snipers!
  • Sean Foreman 8y

    Looks like an advertisement for absolut vodka.
  • Valeria Heine 8y

    I like the composition...great shot!
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Taken on April 30, 2007
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