Remnants of the eastern-wall of the ancient Ashkelon, built in the mid-12th century by the Fatimid Caliphate. The wall was originally 2,200 meters in length, surrounding the town from north, east and south, 50 meters in width and 15 meters in height. From atop of the dike, there is a whole view of the nowadays Ashkelon National-Park, as on this previously posted picture.
Located in the south Israel coastal plains, 31.6627, 34.5478 on the map.
A 16:9 aspect ratio. A WS with an opposite view.
A Wikipedia page about ancient town of Ashkelon.
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snunney (88882) 2014-04-03 8:41
I like the layered effect here and the vivid colour contrasts. A well exposed image with excellent colours and textural detail.
Cricri (110517) 2014-04-03 9:39
Belle lumière qui fait ressortir les moindres détails des vielles pierres, joliment mise en valeur sous le fond bleu et les petites fleurs jaunes, signe du printemps, très belle présentation aussi en WS
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-03 10:02
l'incontro di tre elementi con i loro colori molto vivi, dà luogo ad una composizione molto piacevole: il cielo azzurro e il prato ricco di fiori ci ricordano le bellezze della natura merche le pietre i fasti di un tempo passato che però non è del tutto dimenticato.
Ottima ripresa con nitidezza superlativa ed una luce brillante.
Ciao e buona serata
Didi (58726) 2014-04-03 10:03
An eagle head ?
Good sharp picture under good lights ambiance
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-04-03 10:26
an effective photo of this massive architecture, I like the composition and the graphic details,
UlfE (14641) 2014-04-03 10:46
Really fine scene. Looks like summer to me but I understand that it is a spring photo from Israel. The colors and lighting are perfect. TFS and have a nie evening!
marina7 (8055) 2014-04-03 11:35
that's a lovely pic and I'm hoping to see this green and yellow combo of dandelions and juicy grass very soon at my place too:) The blue sky is perfect, and that central piece of the wall looks like a dragon's head to me:)
Thanks and all the best!
pierrefonds (59738) 2014-04-03 12:30
I like the way you divied the scene, the sky, the walls and the grass. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the ruins. The good luminosity is enhancing the berauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (37900) 2014-04-03 13:57
gran bella luce e bellissimi colori, ottima nitidezza, la primavera ha fatto la sua comparsa e si vede molto bene.
nikkitta (16436) 2014-04-03 16:20
Remember the last post, good to show now a part of this oncredible old wall (obviously romans knew how to built)
Interesting to watch this remains so close with the sea at the back
Well done, buena semana
mcmtanyel (15963) 2014-04-03 21:42
Not only is the subject attractive here for history lovers like me, but also the color scheme is very pretty. Well done and TFS!
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-04-04 0:00
Great shot.I love the simplicity of your composition.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
mirosu (15156) 2014-04-04 0:56
I like the tight arrangement with excellent details. Did you calculate how many stoned they needed to build this great wall? 1,8 millions m3 (4.5 millions tons or 4,500 millions of kilograms), very impressive.
I like the arrangement with the flowering meadow in front and the beautiful blue sky in BG.
Very well done.
jhm (143391) 2014-04-04 3:30
A lovey Sunny and summery picture with the old wall as subject.
The yellow wild flowers care for a pleasant picture.
Nice panoramic view about the port.
An excellent composition, a lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ChrisJ (103453) 2014-04-04 7:19
Looks similar to the remains of the old Ani city wall in eastern Turkey. Fantastic density levels which have given punchy light contrasts and richly saturated colors. Good sharpness and the central ruin looks like a horses head! Marvellous warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and yellow flowers. Have a super weekend!
Miguel82 (26462) 2014-04-04 7:23
Following your series about Askhelon national park, a corner with old walls made with stones, pasture with beautiful yellow flowers, regards
Nicou (128736) 2014-04-04 8:51
avec les petites fleurs jaunes quelle vue quel rendu sur ce vieux mur et les espaces entre les élément une mervielle sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (35766) 2014-04-04 9:11
the remains of the antique wall are very interesting and strange. From what we see in this and in in the workshop picture, some parts stand in strange shapes and look like sculptures. Maybe you mean "5 meters in width" in your note? I like very much how brilliant all the colours look in the sunshine. The contrast between the centuries old ruins and the fresh spring greenery is always attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
adramad (40138) 2014-04-04 9:35
Wonderful composition, combining the remains of these ancient walls, with its magnificent textures and charm and beauty of this green carpet, dotted with yellow flowers. The nice blue sky is a perfect complement.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
pajaran (54492) 2014-04-04 11:43
Dobar tekst, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan stari zid, lepe boje.
Ostao je stari zid koji je stitio grad i secanje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Good lyrics, nice view ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated the old wall, beautiful colors.
Retain the old wall that protected the town and memories.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Silvio1953 (129186) 2014-04-04 11:51
Ciao Ike, fascinating ruines of ancient wall, lovely composition with a lot of beautiful flowers, excellent clarity,splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (33544) 2014-04-04 20:35
lovely composition of those riun with beautiful execution, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done.
All the best and have a great weekend, Barbara
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-04 21:01
Ike, learning something every day..very interesting history behind the ancient ruins and great presentation, image and note wise!!
you are always on the top!!
kato (11630) 2014-04-05 10:31
You're capturing well this scape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the remnants of ancient stone wall. The whole is harmonized well by color combination of blue, gret, green and yellow. And, it makes to feel spring season.
jcpix (13804) 2014-04-06 20:32
Even with the main point of focus being the wall remnants, I can't help but take this is as a superb representation of Spring. The green field full of yellow flowers (dandelions?) and the bright blue sky just brings an immediate visual association of the season, as it all looks and feels quite fresh and alive. Almost has that feeling of being atop a mountain in the Alps. :)
Despite the gaps in the wall, it's safe to assume it was still rather formidable and built strong to withstand time. Very sharp, detailed and textured...you did a great job in bringing out the rich textures of the stonework. A lot of manpower and time must have gone into the construction, appears solid. Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
eldancer1 (31327) 2014-04-06 21:28
Even though it's a ruin it is still testament to the builders in the ancient times, they did a wonderful and durable job. So much history in those ruins. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
emka (85067) 2014-04-07 19:43
nice view of these remnants of the ancient walls. Charming the little spring flowers. Lovely picture. warm regards Malgo
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-08 8:54
it is a shame there is not much more left from these walls - they must have been quite spectacular. There is plenty left to imagination now and I am trying to guess the shape of them long time ago. The way you caught them is very nice especially thanks to this pretty foreground. The yellow flowers in lush green grass are eye catching and add pretty colors to the composition. Good light management and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
clic (15880) 2014-04-08 9:27
I see three 'wise guys' telling each-others remembrances of the good old forefather, when they were useful as anti-invasion protection!
They have now plenty of time in this fabulous green environment for remembrances about the tricks they used to get rid of enemies!
I'll be off-line for a whole week.
papagolf21 (89684) 2014-04-08 23:32
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Un grand merci pour les deux publications, ces dernières ne manquent pas d'intérêt historique.
De plus, la qualité est bien présente.
Très bonne journée.
delpeoples (54593) 2014-04-09 20:03
I love ancient ruins, so your photo is very appreciated. On top of that, the colours and textures have been beautifully rendered and I am impressed by your Rule of Thirds framing. The yellow flowers are the cherry on the cake and contrast so beautifully with the green and blue. Excellent shot!
dip (23822) 2014-04-10 11:37
a beautiful photo of the ancient wall,I like the clarity and the nice saturated colors,
well composed too,
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-04-11 13:40
Very nice presentation of this ruin between blue sky and green grass. Splendid spring composition. I like it!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
jmdias (58446) 2014-06-04 7:23
it is ever impressed me how the ancient cement created by these civilization is conserved after so many centuries of abandon. I liked the view with the ramparts in ruins and these beautiful flower in the foreground. TFS.
berek (42762) 2014-10-13 20:52
Good morning Ike,
Beautiful light that brings out every detail of old stones, beautifully development under the blue background and small yellow flowers, a sign of spring, beautiful.
stego (24030) 2014-10-23 10:49
It is a good presentation of those ruins with so much historic relevance. You chose a good POV and the flowered field typical of Spring contributes to make it a very attractive image.
The WS is also accomplished, maybe the POV is even better, with more visual impact, but it lacks the "spring touch" and the cropped part of the wall on the top isn't the prettiest thing.
Matyas (7559) 2015-03-20 1:50
Shalom Ike! Amazing ruins. Excellent meadow. Fine sky. Good contrast and sharpness. Very good texture. Superb composition. Regards!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (62013)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-22
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 8:34