When I was in the town of Ust-Labinsk for the first time, I visited its new church only. It is seen in the far background of the picture.
This time, three years later, I also was at the town’s main sight, Ust-Labinskaya (Aleksandrovskaya) Fortress, which is seen in the foreground and middle-ground. It was founded by a great Russian military leader, Alexander Suvorov, in 1778. In 1792 – 1793 it was partly redesigned and named as Ust-Labinskaya (meaning “situated at the mouth of the Laba”) by instructions of a general-in-chief Ivan Gudovich. At the end of the XVIII – the first half of the XIX centuries, the fortress was of a great strategic importance to the Russian Empire.
Restoration and museumfication of this monument of history and fortification were conducted in 2006 – 2009 years under joint participation of the administration of Ust-Labinsk District, Charitable Foundation "The Unrestricted Business" and the historical museum of Ust-Labinsk area.
GPS coordinates: 45.203901 Lat, 39.674180 Long, 59 m
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pajaran (55123) 2012-12-17 2:47
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na odbrambeni sanac sa drvenom ogradom ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lep odbrambeni rov, i zlatne kupole crkve u daljini.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good text with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the defense Sanac with a picket fence ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Nice defensive ditch, and golden dome of a church in the distance.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
kordinator (20179) 2012-12-17 3:14
Nice view on new church seen in the far background of the picture.
Interesting finding in the foreground.
Very interesting text of a great strategic pertinence in the Russian Empire.
Fantastic photo job.
Best regards,my friend.
fritzi007 (8743) 2012-12-17 7:08
military objective and interesting environment, certainly worth seeing. The sharpness is perfect, congratulations!
Wish you a nice week
emka (86645) 2012-12-18 0:00
is it a fortress from XVIII Century? it looks like a construction from very ancient times with this wooden fence. Nice composition, beautiful golden domes in the right place.
jhm (144374) 2012-12-20 3:45
This type poles do my thinking, at long time ago during the camps during WW II.
You shows us a very nice view about these area.
Nice perspective and depth image.
Excellent sharpness and clarity with the poles in foreground.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-12-23 6:49
beautiful and interesting element of this impressive,medieval Fortress.I like the way you composed and framed the scene.The wooden fence leads our eyes excellently through the whole scene to this beautiful church with golden domes in the far distance.Well considered and executed shot!
With Christmas greetings and all good wishes for the New Year to you
batalay (36996) 2012-12-28 1:36
You've chosen a very effective vantage point to give the 'lay of the land.' Combining it with exquisite depth-of-field, and an informative note, you've made a single photo into a full narrative. Excellent! Incidentally, the word "ust" in Turkish means "upper." I wonder if that is the meaning intended?
Happy New Year.
nikkitta (16862) 2013-01-02 11:57
Very interesting note to introduce the golden domes of the church seen at the BG
The wooden fence at the FG seem also old ?
Like the POV chosen for a different capture
Wish you the best for 2013
danos (90435) 2013-01-05 4:22
nice the view as the creative perspective from the wooden fence.I like the light as the colour management of the image.
Have a good weekend,danos
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-01-05 10:19
this fortress you captured wonderfully in interesting way from great POV. Great natural colors, sharpness, clarity. Like it and a nice see it this forteress from XVIII Century. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done.
All the best and have a great WE,
jmdias (59016) 2013-01-20 6:32
I saw a similar restored fort in southern chile.very nice image catching the shapes of these walls and the structure of the defense of the place. nice job.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-17 1:09