Last weekend I went to see the ruins of the first city ever build on the nowadays territory of Romania.
Histria or Istros (Greek: Ἰστρίη, Thracian river god, Danube), was a Greek colony or polis near the mouths of the Danube, on the western coast of the Black Sea.
Established by Milesian settlers in order to facilitate trade with the native Getae, it is considered the oldest urban settlement on Romanian territory. Scymnus of Chios (ca 110 BC), dated its founding to 630 BC, while Eusebius of Caesarea set it during the time of the 33rd Olympic Games (657 – 656 BC). The earliest documented currency on Romanian territory was an 8-gram silver drachma, issued by the city around 480 BC.
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emka (64142) 2013-09-18 22:51
Hi Daniel, Nice view of these extensive Roman ruins in Romania. I like the composition with the silotary column. Attractive shot. Warm regrads
carlo62 (19399) 2013-09-18 23:06
la colonna è perfetta per questo taglio verticale, sembra sia rimasta la sola a sormontare le antiche mura.
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2013-09-18 23:24
very nice composition, good colors and details.
jjcordier (67214) 2013-09-18 23:38
Une bonne photo pour illustrer ton intéressante note sur cette cité antique. Belle exploitation de cette colonne survivante!
ifege (9899) 2013-09-19 0:00
A good archeaological photo of an important site for Romanians. Well composed with the prominent column and sea in the background.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-09-19 0:29
Un bon point de vue et ici un beau rendu doux des teintes sous cette lumière.Bon rendu des textures des pierres.
snunney (72680) 2013-09-19 2:40
I always have difficulty composing shots of ancient ruins for some reason. You have done very well here, using the standing column as a frame and extracting the most from the graphical lines offered by the walls. The light is very agreeable and I like the contrasting tone offered by the shrub. Superb rendering of the tones and textures.
sandpiper (6560) 2013-09-19 2:45
Great to see first town in Romania. Good composition with the single column commanding the scene. nearly 3,000 years of history in this picture, what stories has that column seen??
annjackman (15529) 2013-09-19 3:19
Your picture gives a great sense of history. Excellent positioning of the single pillar in the frame. Lovely colours and sharpness - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
jhm (127955) 2013-09-19 5:10
Wonderful picture taken out of a very nice angle.
I have these ruins never seen on these way.
You chose a perfect angle, on these way see we almost all small details.
These picture is made in high quality and lovely composition.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
timecapturer (37064) 2013-09-19 5:44
like this shot a lot. The composition is perfect and the detailing superb. It just smacks of tranquillity and the overcast skies and light just add to the effect and feeling of looking into the past. Wonderful!
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-19 5:51
The solıtary fg column and bg cousins hınt at the former grandeur of this ancient Greek city. Wıth a lıttle ımagination it,s possıble to envisage what ıt may have looked like. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue and reddish yellow earth ın the fg. Tfs!
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-19 8:34
quelle colonne sueprbe et ce sommet avec la décoration splendide forme et la vue en fond merveilleuse compo antique.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-19 9:47
un foto di ottima fattura per la bella composizione che valorizza molto bene il soggetto, gli splendidi colori saturi al punto giusto e nello stesso tempo piuttosto delicati per la luce soffusa che colpisce il soggetto, l'eccellente nitidezza.
L'insieme di questi elementi ha portato ad un ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buona serata
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-19 22:09
Daniel, so nice of you to take this beautiful picture from a place that goes way back in history..a magnificent picture and a good reminder of the great civilization!
anel (553) 2013-10-12 4:47
An interesting place and a good note to learn about its history. Well chosen vertical framing and an excellent point of view.