Alba Carolina Citadel
After years of work and restoration, the Alba Carolina Citadel reveals its true value, welcoming you with all its gates open, more beautiful than ever. Get ready for a totally unconventional live lesson of history, lived by the side of the people and characters that have written and accomplished it, in the blessed places where the Alba Carolina Citadel breathes the air of history.
The Vauban-type citadel in Alba Iulia was intended to become the main fortress of Transylvania, all the more as is was built according to the newest fortification methods at the time, inspired by the systems conceived by the military French architect, Marshal Vauban. The fortification with bastions of Alba Iulia is defended by three systems of fortifications. They adopt the form of an irregular heptagon, the seven bastions conferring it the shape of a star, characteristic to citadels of that type.
The bastions of the citadel have nowadays the same names they had in the past: Trinity – the greatest bastion, which can be recognised by the crowned coat of arms with multiple fields and acanthus leaves – St. Stephen, Eugene of Savoy, St. Michael, St. Carol, St. Capistrano and St. Elizabeth.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-09 1:24
a very attractive photo from this beautiful view, the composition is very nice, great details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Nicou (145190) 2012-05-09 2:32
Superbe iamge et cpatage de cette citadelle quel blanc qui ressort quel cadrage avec l'samenée sur l'entrée sueprbe iamge.
bravo et amitié
joso (2417) 2012-05-09 3:15
good note, good POV
I miss a bit more clarity, else well done
Sergiom (82851) 2012-05-09 4:51
Un autre très beau cadrage qui sort quelque peu de l'ordinaire. Le pont offre une belle diagonale et le ciel est superbe.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-09 5:05
what a stunning restoration, it is exquisite and you have captured its beauty superbly. Gorgeous light and colours plus your POV makes the whole effect so enticing and attractive.
Regards - Brian.
rychem (38155) 2012-05-09 11:46
Beautiful photo of a part of the citadel, good sharpness, nice light and colors, well composed and presented
rbassin (23413) 2012-05-09 11:52
Un angle de prise de vue bien choisi, le pont conduit le visiteur vers la porte, dans une belle diagonale.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-05-09 14:05
Always find a way to make a simple picture has excellent result. The light and colours are splendid, also the architecture details are remakable.
emka (100865) 2012-05-09 23:58
Hi Daniel, Very nice place, interesting entrance to the citadel, beautifully presented.
amaryllis (37039) 2012-05-10 1:14
un bon cadrage pour cette entrée de la citadelle avec ce pont joliment fleuri et l'ombre de celui-ci à droite et une belle luminosité sur l'ensemble
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-05-10 1:21
Pretty picture of the entrance to the Citadel of Alba Carolina.
Good POV, beautiful colors and sharpness. I like the diagonal of the bridge and the shadow it casts.
ChrisJ (116098) 2012-05-10 8:24
The bridge at left and to a lesser extent its shadow in the centre, add good lead in lines & linear perspective. Excellent sharpness, color & saturation with a marvellous blue sky. The people add scale & context. I like the ornately carved white stone statues. Tfs!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-05-11 11:37
i like this old restorated architecture, good colors and frame
AiresSantos (56155) 2012-06-02 3:16
Great picture of the Alba Carolina Citadel
Excellent POV and colors
Have a nice weekend