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Here Turner depicts the imperial city at Nuremberg, Germany. Built on a high sandstone rock overlooking Nuremberg, this complex of buildings was the residence of Holy Roman Emperors, the Kings of Germany and their court. Turner pictures the site from the northern Vestnertorgraben, a section of the medieval wall which circuited the city. From left to right can be seen Luginsland Tower, the Kaiserstallung, Sinwell Tower and the Heidenturm (‘Heathen’s Tower’).