The castles and the walls of Thessaloniki were created in ancient times, as it was necessary to fortify the city. It is believed that they date back to the founding of the city. The castles took their final form during the time of Theodosius the Great (379-395).
The Acropolis of Thessaloniki was erected in ancient times on the city’s highest point. It was the second tier fortification and was meant to offer shelter to the city population in case of raids. There, the castles were tall, the towers thick and where the ground allowed it, there were ramparts. Situated on the north-eastern corner of the acropolis and overlooking the city, is the Eptapyrgio, the third tier fortification, the last and strongest fort, with its strong walls and seven towers. The current construction was possibly built in the Palaiologan period (14th c.) and is an impressive fortress complex.
Of the seven towers in the fortress, the middle one that flanks the entrance was constructed by the Turks in 1431. It was erected immediately after the fall of the city (1430) and was named Yedi Kule, as the whole fortress came to be known. Until 1989, Eptapyrgio was used as a prison. In recent years, the fortress underwent many repairs, restorations and changes, while new spaces were created for museums and other cultural events.
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jlbrthnn (79787) 2012-09-13 13:02
The composition is very clever, very aesthetic. The light and colors are remarkable. The sharpness and depth are amazing. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
pajaran (36938) 2012-09-13 13:46
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom gradu, i istorija ...
Lep pogled na zid od crvene cigle, i grad u noci.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article on the old city, and the history of ...
Nice view of the wall of red brick, and the city in the night.
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition.
Good evening and all the best.
fabbs99 (6352) 2012-09-13 13:52
The concept of shooting this composition in lowlights with two diverse subjects is unique.You have worked hard to get such a beauty.I love the colors of the wall.TFS
carlo62 (13574) 2012-09-13 13:55
un'atmosfera romantica traspare dalla foto, le vecchie mura merlate fanno da base alla splendida vista.
Forse la linea dell'orizzonte pende un pò a destra.
ciakgiak (30337) 2012-09-13 14:11
Bel mix di uno splendido panorama e le interessanti mura del castello in FG,
Traspare una magica atmosfera in questa tua foto, data dalla bela luce ben gestita e dall'ottimo taglio. Molto buona a qualità .
Un caro abbraccio
papagolf21 (77003) 2012-09-13 14:20
Bonsoir, chère Maria,
Superbe machine à remonter le temps. Le sujet est fort intéressant et édifiant grâce à la note d'accompagnement.
La qualité photographique est à souligner par son brio.
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.
Sonata11 (28776) 2012-09-13 20:13
wonderful composition and great framing of architecture during blue hours. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I like it very much. Awesome work. Bravo.
All the best,
bayno (16431) 2012-09-13 22:46
a very special light, despite lack of it with the setting of your Camera you managed to give a good depth to admire the beautiful view, the picture looks slightly leaning to the right...nice shot..
baddori (19065) 2012-09-13 23:41
Tinte crepuscolari sugli spalti delle mura merlate.
Un ottimo notturno sulla città.
mohammad_H (6670) 2012-09-13 23:54
Light red brick an old castle, and the city landscape in the dark
Scene, exciting and spectacular
What are the most eye-light management
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (27148) 2012-09-14 4:13
This is part of ancient wall and there are fine mixtures of artificial light sources in blue hour. The contrasting color draw the eyes in, and the diagonal layout works well extending the feel of depth as the structures recede into the distance. The low lying cityscape is bathed in wonderful warm glows to finish off superbly. Rich in colors, well exposed and great contrast to night sky. Intriguing depiction of a historic site, well taken. TFS
ikeharel (38130) 2012-09-14 4:23
A skewd divided night scene, with golden illumintation on the castle walls, and a view beyond over the city lights.
Unique POV, with good clarity. Interesting would be to see on daylight's.
dkmurphys (37439) 2012-09-14 4:44
Splendid blue hour composition. A true attractive capture, well taken!
Enjoy a fine afternoon.
jacquest (14494) 2012-09-14 6:57
Thank you for the visit on my photo.
This is a very creative framing of the city below. The ligh on the wall gives warm colors while the subtle city lights makes an interesting contrast. Good light management and sharpness.
cornejo (18744) 2012-09-14 9:45
Hello Maria, charming the last rays of light shining on this interesting castle with the city lights in the background, very good shot from a good pov, excellent sharpness, lovely light and color. Nice and very good job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
rychem (9772) 2012-09-14 10:23
Beautiful night photo with excellent daigonal composition, beautiful redish light on the walls
ourania (13085) 2012-09-14 11:02
μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η δυναμική προοπτική και το στενό κάδρο, ο εντυπωσιακός και απόλυτος τρόπος με τον οποίο συνδέεις το παρελθόν και το παρόν της πόλης. Η θέα έχει εξαιρετικό βάθος και ευκρίνεια και είναι συναρπαστική. Έχεις χειριστεί θαυμάσια το φωτισμό, αναδεικνύοντας τις υφές του πύργου και πετυχαίνοντας υπέροχα χρώματα και αντιθέσεις. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
adramad (27872) 2012-09-14 11:24
Magnificent POV to show the bigger picture with the great plain occupied by the city, the diagonal of this wall, with a nice light tone and gives a fantastic texture to the image, serves fabulous contrast to the large DOF of the composition.
Have a nice weekend.
All the best.
mirosu (5557) 2012-09-14 12:20
Very scenic and beautifully taken. I like the composition with perfect mixture of buildings and greenery, excellent clarity and marvelous contrast against dark blue sky. Very well done.
Silvio1953 (99245) 2012-09-15 3:25
Ciao Naria, fascinating ble hour, great perpective, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
danos (74544) 2012-09-15 7:18
Μαρία γεια σου,
όμορφο βραδινό στιγμιότυπο,με το φως των προβολέων να φωτίζει τόσο ευχάριστο τους προμαχώνες-τοίχοι.Στο βάθος τα φώτα της πόλης συμληρώνουν το όμορφο σκηνικό.
Χαιρετισμούς από την ζεστή Κω,Δάνος
clic (11305) 2012-10-01 13:44
Geia sou Maria
You did a great job including history to modernity down below, warm tones to bluish city masterfully exposed!
jmdias (46252) 2012-10-04 7:48
nice view of the upper part of these ramparts. I liked the contrast between the reds and the blue mood of the city ahead. nice nocturn view.
serp2000 (29642) 2012-10-10 5:38
This is very familiar place to me. I was here too. Attractive night colors, fine DoF! I'd like to come back to Greece again. I love your country.
Best wishes from Russia!