The castle of Parga is found on the top of a hill overlooking the town and was used to protect the town from the mainland and the sea. It was initially built in the 11th century by the residents of Parga to protect their town from the pirates and the Turks but it was partly destroyed by such invasions. In the 13th century, the Venetians rebuilt the castle to fortify the area. In 1452, Parga was occupied by the Turks and destroyed part of the Castle. Then, in the 16th century, it was rebuilt for the fourth time by the Venetians, who made it a strong fortress. They built eight towers outside the Castle and two cisterns to supply the Castle with water in times of war. When, the Castle, as the whole town, was sold to the Turks in 1813, it was fortified even more and obtained a new building called hamam at its top, when the harem of the Sultan would live. Today, the Castle of Parga is a great exponent of the Venetian architecture, as such architectures dominate. It has some interesting details, such as the Lion of Venice in the entrance, emblems of Ali Pasha, two-headed eagles, some inscriptions and a secret path to the sea. The location of this castle obviously provides magnificent views over Parga and the shoreline. It is also a peaceful area to go for a walk, surrounded by cypress trees and crossed by stone trails. There is a cafeteria inside the castle that offers drinks and snacks, in case you get tired, as well as some interesting gift shops to buy souvenirs. The most common way to go is a steeped street coming out from the centre of the town. Source: www.greeka.com
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lousat (64295) 2013-10-30 9:43
Hi Kamila,absolutely beautiful this different view whit the same work in PP,magnificent colorful facades in perfect contrast whit the blue of sky and whit warm reflections too,Greece is a great mine for the photographers,no doubts..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (31380) 2013-10-30 9:43
The magic light of Parga continues to impress. You move around town and show us new angles and new views every time. The small bay is very nicely surrounded by the hill with the old castle and the large pier. To the right we once again see the golden façades of the town houses. This is a very well composed photo which you have nicely anchored in the foreground with the tree in the corner.
serp2000 (33225) 2013-10-30 10:27
Very attractive view of Parga, good ñomposition, very nice colors. Thanks for so interesting historical note.
amaryllis (32065) 2013-10-30 10:54
Une superbe photo en plongée sur ce port et ce village sous une belle lumière.
Un beau chateau également sur les hauteurs
cebe (1297) 2013-10-30 10:54
Hello Kamila. Here's another nice and interesting view of Parga. Pleasantly descriptive and well composed. I've been several times to Greece, but never on that side. Looks nice. The stones protecting the quay/harbour street are not much traditional-looking, but likely justifiable. As for your previous posts of Parga, one can suppose you used a sort of warming degraded filter, or is post-processing?
jadesgran (3995) 2013-10-30 11:00
Love this picture.The sweep of the bay, bordered by very colourful houses is very eye catching.
The castle is well sited,and you have composed a pleasing picture.
cornejo (22590) 2013-10-30 11:25
Hi Kamila, lovely view of this beautiful place with Venetian castle beautifully colorful houses, perfectly captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. A very interesting image of a beautiful fishing village, very good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
All the best from southern Spain.
jemaflor (74128) 2013-10-30 12:00
Nice pov on the village and bay, nice colors, well captured with this light and all these coloured houses.
Romano46 (11607) 2013-10-30 12:17
altra bella veduta dello stesso posto della foto precedente ed altra bella foto, anzi, a mio parere ancor più riuscita dell'altra.
Anche qui una luce molto calda e colori delle case da sogno con il sole del mattino che accarezza le facciate con i suoi raggi dorati.
Nitidezza e composizione di alto livello.
Ciao e buona serata
macjake (45588) 2013-10-30 12:35
its another wow for me.
looking at this scene makes me want to get up and leave right NOW!
what a beautiful and charming town, with a castle too!
I'm in awe..
picture perfect especially with the sunlight
boa (4685) 2013-10-30 12:57
this idyllic village looks like an interesting and lovely place to visit. The location in the bay is good but also all narrow streets are probably very charming to explore. Excellent overview of the village and the harbour, attractive light and colors, well done.
Have a nice evening.
arnie (1015) 2013-10-30 13:35
Another great capture of Parga, great sunlight bringing out the colours of the town.
rbassin (13385) 2013-10-30 14:09
une très belle lumière sur cette ville et son chateau.
Bon point de vue et superbes couleurs.
emka (64214) 2013-10-30 14:53
Pokazujesz to miasteczko w pieknym świetle. ciekawy zamek, ale bardziej interestujące sa te kolorowe domki jeden nad drugim nad zatoką. >Sliczna zatoczka, chcialoby sie tam posiedzieć lub pospacerować.
jcpix (6640) 2013-10-30 18:56
Wonderful trio, I've really enjoyed how you've presented them in order of elevation...the "high-low-high" has given us a well layed out view of the town. Did you pay someone to hold the morning light so that it could be captured from each distance and viewpoint? :) This is great to see the castle adjacent to the town, putting its location in context...and all under that warm glow of sunshine. Looks to be an irresistible place, and one with a relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful! Have a great day ahead.
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-31 1:01
Spectacular colors of this small port. The place looks great, love it already:P
Have a good day ahead!
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-31 1:25
Reading your note shows this place has a turbulent history, but despite the many attempts, the casltle has survived and presents a beautiful sight today. I lvoe the difference in the color from left to right of the scene too, the castle looks ruined and a little bleak, but the town beside it looks so vibrant and live and bursting with color. The marina in the foreground makes such an excellent entry to the scene too, positioning this as a seaside place.
Thanks for sharing
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-10-31 2:17
Your notes remind me of the very chequered history of the Greek Islands. Many of them have been fought over and captured by different countries, over the centuries!
You really have chosen a great viewpoint. I don't think it could be bettered; we have f/g interest, a very natural guide from f/g to b/g and to an imposing focal area. The details of structures, colours and reflections are captivating.
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (37200) 2013-10-31 5:17
another captivating shot of this little Greek haven. The late summer light here is just irresistible and seems to add a real warmth to the tones and colours of the typical Greek architecture. Beautiful!
Cricri (92267) 2013-10-31 5:41
Un autre POV, montrant plus sur le port et incluant le château, beauté du village colorées et d'une belle lumière
Oceania (3245) 2013-10-31 6:29
You must take this picture in golden hour. The tone is very inviting. The combination of green hill, colorful houses, and boats filled bay is incredibly beautiful.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-31 7:18
I like the sweeping 's' shape formed by the hill and the curving bay and fg pier. Good sharpness, colour and saturation with nice warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the lemon yellow facades of the hillside houses. Tfs!
lgir (6651) 2013-10-31 9:01
very nice POV on this village bathed in beautiful morning light. The colors are beautifully rendered.
pajaran (41787) 2013-10-31 10:01
Interesantan tekst o mestu i dvorcu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobar kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and the castle, with the given data and history ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and architecture.
Good evening and all the best.
williewhistler (9887) 2013-10-31 11:53
you have taken full advantage of a lovely light to capture a most attractive scene.
It is really well composed with the boats in the harbour and picturesque houses beautifully portrayed.
Kind regards Les.
Graal (92190) 2013-10-31 12:04
fajny POV mialas. Ladne ujecie zamku i miasteczka. Pieknie wyglada ta zatoczka i molo. Zaskakujaca feeria kolorow budynkow. Podoba mi sie to miejsce i zdjecie.
carlo62 (19513) 2013-10-31 15:48
trovo che la saturazione sia un po' eccessiva, anche se il risultato è di grande impatto visivo.
Belli i riflessi delle barche e delle case, danno un tocco in più a tutta la foto.
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-10-31 20:01
what an amazing place and you have this from a brilliant pov .great colors and light.love the architecture here.
Gigidusud (10314) 2013-11-01 3:54
I lost sight of you happy to see your beautiful pictures. Splendid little harbor with colorful houses, the golden light is fantastic. Love it!
mkamionka (27115) 2013-11-01 7:22
bardzo atrakcyjna kompozycja. Mamy tu fragment kolorowego miasteczka, twierdze na szcycie, marine z lodkami i zakole plazy. Wszystko starannie przemyslane.
Hansaphotos (6111) 2013-11-01 8:07
This is lovely photo of this charming town. The warm light brings out the best of colours and splendid details. Very well accompanied by your interesting note. Great work! Thanks.
Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-11-01 11:43
I have to admit that I never heard of Parga before you started posting these wonderful pictures of it.
The place certainly is a beauty with its colourful houses built on the hill and its setting in a beautiful bay with the remains of a fortress next to it.
You've chosen an excellent POV to include the pier and the boats and also the rocky and forested promontory on which the castle is built.
Excellent composition. Wonderful colourful!
Best regards, Paul
SWEETFREEDOM (19936) 2013-11-02 6:54
the houses facades kissed by the sun are very nice, good p.o.v. and details.
adramad (30989) 2013-11-02 10:06
What a beautiful place and I especially love the POV chosen, which shows in the foreground the beautiful, sheltered harbor, beautiful the colorful facades rising in steps up the hillside, wooded headland with the fortress at the top, is quite a beauty.
Good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Have a good weekend.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-11-03 3:59
Ciao Kamila, lovely compositionwith fantastic castle and nice vilage, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
annjackman (15581) 2013-11-03 5:19
The light and colours make this look a very special place. The shiny reflections in the water are lovely. Excellent clarity, composition and exposure - I enjoy this picture very much.
Kind Regards, Ann
claudeD (27004) 2013-11-04 12:17
Wonderful location and amazing picture from Parga. very good composition, fine colors and excellent sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fds (6319) 2013-11-04 12:19
dear friend a very beautiful postcard from parga you a tacke this very beautiful image from the very nice point of view over the little Harbour and in front of the colours village
very great light of the sunset
Angshu (52956) 2013-11-20 23:08
beautiful scene...I especially like the colourful pastel houses in different shades leading our eyes past the curved shore to the castle up there. Lovely postcard shot!