National Geographic : 1950 Nov
() National Geographic Society 4 Visby's City Walls Extend Two Miles; Once That Green Valley Was a Moat From Gotland's waters Vikings roved across Russia. Their descendants lost the island to Danish conquerors in 1361. Legend says a girl betrayed them, and, in punishment, they walled her in Maiden's Tower, one of the citadels overlooking the ramparts. Kodachromes by (Carleton Mitchell Y Trolley Car and Cycles Serve Visby, Once the Baltic's Richest City When Gotland Island rivaled London, it was so wealthy, says an old ballad, that women spun with golden distaffs and pigs ate out of silver troughs. Now it looks to travelers such as these for a living. They face one of the medieval battlements.