In the fifteenth century is mentioned in the chronicle of Sukrullah, Enisala Fortress, recalling the cities conquered in the Dobrogea campaign in 1388-1389, by Bayezid I Ildaram. At that time, the lake was Babadag combined with Lake Razim and this in turn was just a great golf on the Black Sea. In Donavici nautical maps, Cerneti, and in nautical maps slippery Dunavat Canal was navigable. With a favorable location, Enisala Fortress was placed more or less in central Dobrogea, controlling both land and maritime routes. It is assumed on the basis that the village identified the NV city should there be a port.
Closure is attributed to the Genoese fortress, if we consider monetary findings and clear analogies which can be in terms of wall construction techniques with the Genoese in Constanta and the Lower Citadel of Harsova. The closure of the city can be placed in the second half of the thirteenth century or first half of the next century. Black Sea property became almost exclusively in terms of trade Genoese after the Treaty of Nymphea in 1261. Genoese were the only ones who had to hand both motivation and means to raise a fortress. It is very likely to be used by school Byzantine craftsmen.
Using numismatic material found during the time the Enisala, ceramics typical "feudal" of origin "Byzantine province, dating between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Pick city is located Harsova time in the last quarter of century XIII. The central position, lack of economic activity, destination obviously political, administrative, military, could indicate that the city was actually the residence of a local leader.
Captured in the Ottoman campaign of 1388-1389, the fortress managed to maintain its position until 1396, when Mircea the Old conquers northern Dobrogea. Mehmed I will defeat the fortress's garrison from 1416-1417 and will do restoration work because, as we say Sukrullah, the cities of here "were ruined because giaours mindless". The main entrance with a width of 3 m and a height of 4m has a double arch. At the NE and SE corners there are two hexagonal towers and mid-N and E sides of each square plan tower.
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rbassin (13385) 2012-05-18 1:27
C'est bien vu, un bon cadrage; bon rendu des teintes et de la structure du rocher.
Un bon W-E
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-18 1:36
a beautiful photo of this imposing fortress, the atmosphere of the photo is romantic, great composition and details,
TFs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Nicou (105947) 2012-05-18 2:36
Quelle belle roche en premie rplan avec cette couleur rouille et le cadrage fuyant sur le château sueprbe vue e tiamge.
ifege (9909) 2012-05-18 2:51
I haven't been to Romania but this great old fort looks like ones I've seen in Greece and Turkey. Good low POV and rock colour.
timecapturer (37200) 2012-05-18 3:39
a great POV with such strong colours, textures and detail. An impressive ruin that you have captured so perfectly. Looks magnificent against a powder blue sky.
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
vjmite (3406) 2012-05-18 4:09
A good perspective leading up to the castle. The orange lichen on the rocks contrasts nicely with the blue sky.
delpeoples (48690) 2012-05-18 4:17
Ciao caro Daniel
A fascinating subject, with excellent colours and textures. I especially like the orange lichen on the rocks in the foreground that add character and a sense of history. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
dale54 (5745) 2012-05-18 4:25
daniel hello,beautifull take,like this POV,plus adding these rocks in FG!magic job. have a great weekend! dr
jhm (128091) 2012-05-18 4:50
Wonderful rocks formation in foreground with above the ruins out of the fifteenth century.
Depth and perspective image through your excellent choice of your angle.
Composition and presentation are very nice. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (45567) 2012-05-18 5:18
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue au ras du sol et la contre plongée qui donne de la profondeur à l'image et de l'ampleur à cette ruine.
siudzi (27779) 2012-05-18 10:16
An interesting place as well as your subject today. Like the way you've seen and presented the view with an interesting texture of the foreground. Well done, tfs!
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-05-18 13:37
Once again you surpassed yourself. I love the textures and shapes of the rocks. The colors are wonderful.
Have a nice WE,
Cricri (92267) 2012-05-18 21:02
Excellent le POV en contre bas, les couleurs des roches, la présentation et la note intéressante aussi
Sonata11 (31253) 2012-05-18 21:54
This composition is impressively beautiful. The architecture of old frtress is marvelous. Wonderfully captured this amazing place. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo job with excellent ability. The colors, sharpness, clarity, POV, DOF are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
jjcordier (67332) 2012-05-18 22:45
Belle composition verticale nous faisant admirer la beauté des pierres qui "montent" jusqu'à la forteresse.
ChrisJ (91292) 2012-05-18 23:40
The orange lichens on the rocks contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness & wonderful saturation & vertical format. I like the angled pov on the old fortress. Tfs!
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-05-19 2:59
Ola Daniel ,
Gostei desta tua foto vertical com estas rochas em primeiro plano a levar o nosso olhar para o castelo em ruínas, interessantes os detalhes em laranja nas rochas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
amaryllis (32065) 2012-05-19 3:21
une belle prise de vue en contre plongée de cette forteresse, du moins des ruines de celle-ci; un petit chemin pour y grimper je pense, une belle lumière et un ciel clément et une notre très intéressante
Bartleby (13238) 2012-05-19 5:37
a good low point of view that enabled you to put forward those foreground rocks. Nice.
Silvio1953 (105653) 2012-05-19 11:03
Ciao Daniel, great POV on beautiful fortress, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
yquem46 (35432) 2012-05-19 11:10
Nicely composed with this vertical format and nice contrast with the blue sky
I like above all the excellent definition of the rusty-colored rocks at the FG
have a nice WE
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (42597)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dobrogea [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 1:25
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