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Kavaljeren

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Hidden : 11/5/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cachen ligger inte på gatunivå och ta med egen penna, fotologgar accepteras inte från och med 20160809.

The cache is not at street level and bring your own pen, photo logs will not be accepted from 20160809.

Stadsporten Kavaljeren även kallad Storbroporten, byggdes 1697 som den sista delen av fästningen. Porten ledde ut till en av hamnens bryggor, Storbron. Arkitekt var ingenjören Daniel Schmidt, som under Erik Dahlbergh ledde arbetet. Karl XI, vars namnchiffer kröner porten från sjösidan, beklagade sig; ”Varje sten i denna mur har kostat mig en dukat.” När stadsportarna lyftes bort 1797 blev Kalmar för första gången en öppen stad. Uppe på Kavaljeren låg på 1800-talet stadens lotsstation. Före 1800-talets utfyllnader svallade vattnet direkt inpå murarna. ”Kavaljer” är en fortifikatorisk term för en förhöjning, i det här fallet portens överbyggnad. En stor del av den södra befästningsgördeln västerut är bevarad. Österut fortsatte vallen snett genom kvarnkvarteren som byggdes ut mellan åren 1881 och 1910 efter det att vallen raserats.

Cachen är lite större än en filmburk med loggbok. Inga stenar behöver eller ska flyttas, cachen ligger inte nere på gatan. Vid vissa tider kan det finnas gott om mugglare som kan se dig.

The city gate Kavaljeren, also called Storbroporten, was built in 1697 as the last part of the fortification. The Gate lead out to one of the ports landing-stages, Storbron. Architect was the engineer Daniel Schmidt, who under Erik Dahlbergh was leading the work. Karl XI, who’s Roman numeral crowns the gate from the seaside, grumbled: “Each stone in this wall has cost me a ducat.” When the city gates were removed in 1797, Kalmar became an open city for the first time. In the 1800’s, the city’s pilot station could be found on top of the Kavaljeren. Before the fillings of the 1800’s, the sea was swelling right up to the walls. “Cavalier (Kavaljer)” is a fortification term for a heightening, in this case the superstructure of the gate. A great part of the south fortification has been preserved. To the east the wall continues crooked through the mill blocks which were built between the years 1881 and 1910 after the wall had been demolished.

The cache is a 35mm film canister with log book and pen. No stones should or needs to be moved, the cache isn't placed at street level. Sometimes there might be a lot of mugglers that can see you.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Sv] Teäf aäen v uöea haqre

[En] Arne tenff va pbeare haqre

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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