A classic view with the main beach and the Ribat of Monastir.
Monastir was founded on the ruins of the Punic–Roman city of Ruspina. The city features a well preserved Ribat that was used to scan the sea for hostile ships as a defence against the attacks of the Byzantine fleet. Several ulema came to stay in the Ribat of this peaceful city for contemplation. The Ribat was also one of the filming locations for both the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth and Monty Python's Life Of Brian.
CARTOLINA DA MONASTIR
Una vista classica del lungomare e del Ribat di Monastir.
Il Ribat di Harthema è probabilmente la principale attrazione di Monastir. La sua costruzione è stata avviata nel 796, ma poi ha subito diversi rifacimenti. Gli ultimi restauri sono stati fatti considerando che oramai non serve più per scopi militari. La parte più antica è quella intorno alla torre di vedetta, mentre le mura a sud di questa sono del IX secolo, e le mura settentrionali risalgono all'XI secolo. Alcune piccole aree sono state costruite nel XVIII e XIX secolo. Oggi il cortile è utilizzato per rappresentazioni teatrali e per spettacoli serali. Nel 1976 il regista Franco Zeffirelli giro' nel ribat alcune scene del film per la TV Gesù di Nazareth.
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npecanhuk (66914) 2014-08-30 15:58
Exotic, interesting and attractive place! Color of the sea, palm trees and the architetural details of the skylne are highlights in this image, that's a very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really liked!
TFS - congrats,
Saluti da Brasile,
daddo (24581) 2014-08-30 16:11
Ciao Luciano. Your photos of Tunisia make me want to go there. Such a lovely atmosphere of a place where the sea and the sun dominate, yet mankind has built structures that although functional, they do contribute to and complement the beauty of the place. The sand and sea look very clean. I am sure that the seafood must be top quality. Ciao. Klaudio.
PaulVDV (23023) 2014-08-30 16:19
So that's how the famous seaside resort in Tunisia looks like.
An attractive image and a beautiful composition with the curving line of the beach on the bay.
My attention is drawn by the Ribat. It looks imposing. I hope you can visit it.
The many palmtrees and the white houses complete beautifully the image of this holiday destination.
Best regards, Paul
pierrefonds (58003) 2014-08-30 16:46
La distance entre la plage et la forteresse donne de la profondeur à la composition. Tu as bien capturé les activité à la plage. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
jjcordier (77026) 2014-08-30 23:42
Classique peut-être mais surtout parfaitement réalisée avec une belle composition et une bonne exploitation de la lumière du moment.
dkmurphys (50224) 2014-08-31 0:26
Superb capture and a perfect frame. The image is very exotic and attractive. Who doesn't want to be there?
fds (8516) 2014-08-31 0:50
come sempre splenide realizzazioni
questa volta con questa spiaggia in primo piano nella città di Monastir
vedo che la tunisia è una meta dove ti rechi spesso
Cricri (108095) 2014-08-31 1:34
Belle carte postale de Monastir, merci beaucoup :-)
La vue est très belle a la fois sur la plage, la mer et de la forteresse, le tout sous une très belle lumière
carlo62 (34572) 2014-08-31 1:55
una volta le guardie della fortezza osservavano la spiaggia in cerca di qualcuno, adesso dalla spiaggia guardano la fortezza immaginando le guardie.
I tempi cambiano, in questo caso per fortuna.
Gran bella cartolina, ci voleva in questa mattinata nebbiosa.
seres76 (1072) 2014-08-31 2:31
A beautiful picture in the north of the Mediterranean. Good pov. Tfs...
snunney (85749) 2014-08-31 2:46
You offer us a fine curving perfective along the beach toward the focal point offered by the Ribat with its watchtower. I like the animated atmosphere and the pleasing colour contrasts. Very good technical realisation.
cornejo (32780) 2014-08-31 4:33
Ciao Luciano, molto buona immagine di questo interessante e piuttosto bella cartolina città costiera tunisina, bella composizione molto ben catturato in questa foto interessante con una buona nitidezza, profondità, bella luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono e interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buona serata e felice inizio di settimana.
I migliori auguri da sud della Spagna.
amaryllis (35209) 2014-08-31 5:29
et merci de cette jolie carte postale bien lumineuse qui donne un arrière goût des vacances déjà derrière
une belle plage avec ces petits parasols et ce beau château en arrière plan
Sergiom (62096) 2014-08-31 6:17
J'ai eu le grand plaisir de visiter Monastir et ses belles plages il y a déjà trop longtemps. Quel beau point de vue sur la plage et sur les fortifications en arrière plan.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-08-31 7:02
Ciao Luciano, bella e rilassante cartolina da un luogo delizioso, gran bello il forte a far da sfondo, bei colori naturali e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
dta (68152) 2014-08-31 8:32
Ciao Luciano ,
J'aime ce genre de carte postale , parfaitement composée , avec tout plein de détails à observer .
pajaran (53022) 2014-08-31 9:09
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na plazu sa suncobranima i tvrdjavu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana plaza i arhitektura.
Lepo mesto za odmor i druzenje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the beach with umbrellas and fort ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated beach and architecture.
Nice place for relaxation and socializing.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-08-31 9:32
A beautiful view across the beach to this very unusual castle, it looks like the type I used to build on the beach as a child :)
I love the warm colors and blue sky of this. It makes me pine for such weather myself. Lovely sweeping curve of the beach line too.
sabermonajati (9593) 2014-08-31 11:39
fascinating postcard you captured.
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-08-31 13:44
very good color management and quality, congratulations!
Wish you a good time
jmdias (56655) 2014-08-31 15:53
amazing the hues of the water and the architecture of that fort. I liked these details. a fabulous place to know and enjoy the water. TFS.
batalay (35791) 2014-08-31 21:33
The image of the brilliant sand of the beach against a backdrop of the fortress, beautifully preserved in that dry air. Lovely composition of an exotic spot. This is also the homeland of one the most brilliant physics students I've had over the decades. I will share this with him.
claudeD (33662) 2014-09-01 0:14
wonderful postcard view from Monastir showing this amazing beach view.Excellent sharpness, colors and clarity. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (124295) 2014-09-01 1:35
quelle image la belle plage avec les parasol et les palmier qui font un beau dessin et cet édifices avec la belle tour ronde cette couleur ocre c'est superbe.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (57490) 2014-09-01 2:08
great looking shot!
great looking scene!
what first stands out is the overall clarity of the image and the exposure, wouldn't change a thing to it.
really like the colors, who know so many browns would be so attractive :)
lovely shot all around, wish I were here
Graal (98351) 2014-09-01 4:54
postcard is very nice and good quality. Beautiful beach. Image is well composed. I like it.
Have a nice day.
asajernigan (21330) 2014-09-01 6:37
This is a nicely composed shot using the beach to lead the eye to the fortress. The umbrellas on the beach create a nice repeating pattern for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
tyro (20782) 2014-09-01 6:47
Ciao caro Luciano,
A very interesting note about this place - especially that Monty Python's "Life Of Brian" was filmed here - and a beautiful photograph to accompany it.
The old fortifications are perfectly placed in the frame and the natural curve of the water's edge leads us perfectly into the scene past the rows of little sunshades and the sunbathers and swimmers.
Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
eldancer1 (29055) 2014-09-01 7:30
And it is a beautiful postcard, but where are the beautiful women? I like the architectures and the water look so invitingly warm. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (58941) 2014-09-01 7:38
Buona sera Luciano,
The old fort and white newer building gave additional beauty to the beach scenery, that by itself situated on a marvelous sandy stretch. A bay with a creascentr shape that added depth and charm to the whole. Well spotted POV and taken the shot from.
jhm (140689) 2014-09-01 10:18
A wonderful beach place with the curve of the sea and the much parasols.
Nice combination with tourist and the architecture in background.
Very well composition, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
ourania (32867) 2014-09-01 10:18
bellissima cartolina da un luogo piacevole ed interessante che molti fra noi gia' conosciamo dai film ma qui vediamo un suo aspetto diverso:) Magnifica la tua composizione con la curva e la fortezza cosi ben piazzate nel quadro. C' e' ottima profondita' e lucidita', diversi motivi ed elementi si ripetono ritmicamente. Favolosa la luce ed i colori. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
jacquest (18813) 2014-09-01 12:22
La plage en croissant laisse aller le regard sur les parasols puis sur les immeubles. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir l'animation de la plage et des baigneurs et donne des couleurs naturelles.
bukitgolfb301 (36516) 2014-09-01 16:28
Hi Ciao dear Luciano
Greatest peak of Summer image at all! I want to go there as soon as possible. an intentional over exposure makes good effcet. Perfect composition and well considered framework are as usual as your trademark. Ya In Japan I can perceice Autumn coming bit by bit, I regret--
Thanks and all the best! Takero from Tokyo
fabbs99 (16747) 2014-09-01 21:52
Wonderful image of the beach from Monastir.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
emka (80972) 2014-09-01 23:43
Ciao Luciano, Nice beach with the view of the Ribat in Monastir. Too much people but in a cold day nice to think about the warm day.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (86837) 2014-09-02 0:48
Wonderul view, beautiful beach.
Excellent composition and colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice day
Gigidusud (16585) 2014-09-02 2:33
Très beau point de vue sur la plage avec la forteresse en arrière plan. Je suis allée sur cette plage il y a quelques années, mais je n'étais pas encore photographe ;)
mesutilgim (86134) 2014-09-02 2:43
Hello dear Luciano,
Another topclass capture of this beautiful beaches in Monastir.
Taken with perfectpov and layout.
TFS and best regards
TopGeo (38204) 2014-09-02 5:49
Hello Luciano! It is difficult to see inside of a photo so many emotions that you always have your pictures! But I believe that the truth and falsehood in art are identical. As one teacher wrote me:
"The continuous passage from lie to truth and from acceptance to inversion makes up the essential background for the artist’s dialogue with himself, as well as with the content and form of his works. The lie of the subjective world converses with the truth of the objective world (content). On the other hand, everything that the artist admires in art will support him, while at the same time captivating him (form). The truths of the world and art should give way to the personal lies the artist wishes to create".
berek (40015) 2014-09-02 8:11
What do we do now in the summer ends! Image of a beautiful summer. architecturein the background, beach the color of the sea are all beautiful. successful composition.
photoray (12699) 2014-09-02 17:55
Beautiful Monastir scene with the attractive umbrella forest beach fronting the water, with a historical fortress background, exotic architecture from Tunisia's classical period.
Would enjoy relaxing and swimming here after a morning visit to the Ribat.
Thanks for sharing,
wolf38 (31282) 2014-09-03 0:27
Hello Luciano. A wonderful photo of beach life in Monastir. Informative text. It is gratifying that in this country again some peace has returned. The photo reminds me of my stay in Tunisia a few years ago.
miumiu (6045) 2014-09-03 1:17
Wonderful and charming beach.
The weather looks amazing on your photo. l almost feel the hot sun.
The Monastir is a very interesting and beautiful detail of your photo. l like this architecture.
Thanks for sharing
Tue (27696) 2014-09-03 13:58
Great view of the beach and the town in the background. I like the summer mood of the photo a lot and it's nice to see both the sunshades and the people scattered around everywhere on the beach and the latter also in the sea.
COSTANTINO (56837) 2014-09-03 14:45
Hello dear friend
thanks for sharing with us this beautiful postcard
with view to the main beach and the Ribat of Monastir
founded on the ruins of the Punic Roman city of
Ruspina I love this view with a lot of palm trees
and the castle in the background
have a nice time
pili51 (1475) 2014-09-03 17:08
Ciao amico Luciano,
point of view beautiful!
Such a lovely atmosphere of a place where the sea and the sun dominate.
Very picturesque view, a wonderful beach guarded by those strong walls.
Good POV and fantastic colors ,in the usual perfect light balance and sharpness
Un caro saluto, amichevolmente e simpaticamente,
shreya2000 (1244) 2014-09-04 0:11
Excellent picture showing the beach life. I like your composition. The people are enjoying their time at the beach. Good colours.
imageme (1790) 2014-09-04 4:49
Hi Luciano, This is a very attractive place for relaxing. The parasols are really beautiful and what i like is they are made from hays. Excellent choice of POV which shows much of the beach and its surroundings. The chateau on the BG against the blue sky is nicely placed in the frame. The people in the water strengthens the vacation atmosphere. Best regards
adores (38240) 2014-09-04 16:05
This is a great pov, I've been in Monastir, but not on the beach. It is very beautiful with the Ribat in background. It's a very nice shot and I thought this beach had much more people in July!
PiotrF (10082) 2014-09-04 16:51
amazing view of the water and the architecture of fort in background.Great composition, colour and presentation be superb.Beautiful job perfectly done.
Waylim (25362) 2014-09-04 18:15
this look so relaxing and inviting. A perfect summer vacation image. You manage the strong liht very well. love the atmsophere with those sandy beach and the rereshing light blue water. Excellent quality image.
aliabazari (15949) 2014-09-04 22:12
Hi Luciano dear
Very nice shot of this landscape. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Depth and good composition. Thanks
siudzi (34047) 2014-09-06 12:16
What a superb place for summer relaxing! The from this beach is absolutely amazing! Well seen and taken image with great sense of composition, natural colors and excellent level of details. Like it! TFS.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-09-06 13:55
Fascinating contrast of the old and the new world in this great picture with an excellent colour management.
That it was also a location for the Life of Brian makes it even more interesting.
omid266 (5650) 2014-09-06 19:48
What beautiful landscape from Tunisia,
it is very wonderful in an African country such this beautiful beach,
very nice and Thanks! :)
serp2000 (40654) 2014-09-06 22:58
First of all thanks for so informative note. I also have got Tunisia in my travelling plan. Good presentation of Monastir, where we can to rest and to see so picturesque old fortress. TFS!
SWEETFREEDOM (22900) 2014-09-09 10:15
cartolina si di classe, bel p.o.v.
la lunga spiaggia accompagna lo sguardo alle imponenti mura sullo sfondo. colori ben bilanciati.
delpeoples (53421) 2014-09-10 7:45
Beh, mi piacciono le cartoline. Specialmente quando sono immaculate come questa. Superba la composizione, I coori e gestione di luci. Un soggetto molto interessante e ben fotografato. Complimentoni e ti auguro una bella giornata.
jcpix (13708) 2014-09-10 19:21
Safe to say, you experienced much better weather conditions here than what we had in Perm. haha This really is quite an inviting beach scene, and I really love the the colors that are pulled together in this composition. The rustic/earthy tones set against the turquoise water and blue sky compliment each other so well. But more importantly, it's the beach...time for some fun in the sun! :) Have a great day, and thanks for following along on FB. Take it easy.
danos (87937) 2014-09-11 10:18
very nice the view as the presentation of this section of the town with the castle to dominating on the backdrop of the scene.The foreground sandy beach with a lot of people to enjoy the sea make the image even more effective.
mkamionka (30921) 2014-09-11 10:36
very attractive beach photo. Beach alone would be pleasant to watch but here you have included extra the interesting fortress in the background enhancing the composition. I like the color of water too.
Excellent work, very encouraging to visit Tunisia,
Angshu (56066) 2014-09-16 21:50
A lovely postcard from Monastir!
The fort structure stands guard as it would have done for quite a few years...what was of course not there in the past are of course the parasols for beach enjoying tourists.
A fine shot indeed!
jemaflor (86110) 2014-09-27 23:47
Un bon angle pour présenter cette plage avec le monument en fond, belle teintes très lumineuse.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-12-24 10:55
A lovely postcard image. The scene is well lit and perfectly composed. Great vantage point as well to capture all the interesting elements of the city - warm sand, thatched umbrellas, azure waters, palm trees, impressive fort and other great architectural details.
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (78503)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-30 15:50