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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Sergiom (40207) 2013-03-12 5:40
Le regard suit naturellement la petite route dans l'image vers le point culminant qu'est la forteresse tout en haut de la colline.Le cadrage vertical accentue la profondeur de l'ensemble.
lousat (58492) 2013-03-12 5:40
Hi Daniel,very original perspective whit the shadow of fortress over the last curve,excellent work in a difficult light,beautiful sky and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (31308) 2013-03-12 5:59
a lesson in how to compose and entice a viewer into the shot. Subtle but irresistible curve and fg detailing that anchors the image and makes the castle all the more inviting. Nice side lighting to increase the effect and all set against a striking blue sky. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
snunney (67930) 2013-03-12 6:21
A composition that suits the vertical format. The curving white line at the edge of the road helps give the scene depth and at the same time draws the viewer into the scene.
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-03-12 6:44
Another picture with excellent perspective. The age of these walls there at the rocks is hard to believe. Your picture shows them very well in front of this wonderful blue sky. Thank you for showing this antique building.
Have a nice evening,
serp2000 (29642) 2013-03-12 7:20
I like your creative point of view, and so beautiful composition as a result. The note is very informative for me, I like the history. Attractive spring colors,another good postcard from Romania!
Nicou (98813) 2013-03-12 8:10
Géniale la ligne blanche sur la route quelle compo et captage superbe très bel effet sur la route avec ce contour, ce château dominant au sommet en contre-jour et des flanelles dans le ciel quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
SNOOP_Chan (3518) 2013-03-12 9:23
Salut Daniel, imi place imaginea zi-mi ca ai ramas si pentru asfintzit acolo. N-am fost in Santorini dar cred ca apusul de la Enisala e cel putin la fel de fain. Aveam io in galerie ceva poze de la asfintit. Poate voi ajunge si eu din nou in minivacanta cu 1 mai si Pastele.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-12 9:23
this is quite interesting POV and the result is unusual. Nice idea to give so much space to the sky - it provides good color and nice background for the castle. Good light management.
Thanks for sharing
Gigidusud (8332) 2013-03-12 14:27
Great POV on the Fortress with nice colors and splendid light.Well done!
Silvio1953 (99245) 2013-03-12 15:36
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful fortress, fantastic sky, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (13574) 2013-03-12 16:14
foto ben composta, la linea bianca colpisce l'attenzione e ci guida verso la fortezza attraverso questo taglio verticale.
jjcordier (63092) 2013-03-12 23:29
Les courbes conduisent le regard vers la forteresse.Jolie composition. Encore une fois, bon anniversaire!
saxo042 (31866) 2013-03-13 2:57
The white road marking is leading the eyes to the old castle. There is a very pleasant balance in this picture. The diagonal line from the clouds is enhancing this effect. Also a very interesting note!
marabu61 (4182) 2013-03-13 12:46
The way you have framed the fortress gives it a sense of mystery, perched atop that hill against a pleasant sky with a warm and golden light and with the band of road leading the eye up to it.
Have a good evening
npecanhuk (54231) 2013-03-13 14:40
Hi Daniel! Very beautiful picture, with special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and exposure! Cheers, Neyvan
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-03-14 1:59
I like the curving white line and road that lead the eye deep into the image and provide good perspective. Excellent sharpness and vibrant colour with good saturation. Nice graphism of the bg stone castle against the blue sky. Tfs!