Sidon Sea Castle (Arabic: قلعة صيدا البحرية Kalaat Saida al-Bahriya) is a castle in Sidon, Lebanon. It was built by the Crusaders in 1228 on a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway. A climb to the top leads to the roof where there is a good view of the port and the old part of the city.
Today the castle consists primarily of two towers connected by a wall. In the outer walls Roman columns were used as horizontal reinforcements, a feature often seen in fortifications built on or near former Roman sites. The west tower is the better preserved of the two. Old prints of the fortress show it to be one of great beauty, but little remains of the embellishments that once decorated its ramparts. After the fall of Acre to the Mamluks all the sea castles were destroyed to prevent the Crusaders from re-establishing footholds on the coast.(wikipedia)
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bebbetto (12) 2011-04-05 11:01
Beautiful picture. Wonderful light.
Very good composition
Robert1969 (6904) 2011-04-05 11:07
Beautiful castle, beautiful landscape,
beautifil light and a beautiful picture.
KemaLMerT (12022) 2011-04-05 17:20
nefis olmuş, coco..kutlarım...
Sonata11 (33201) 2011-04-05 19:40
a very impressive and a very beautiful picture with fanatstic management of light and colors. Super POV. Wonderful composition and framework as well. Excellent job!!!
All the best,
samson (1355) 2011-04-06 3:37
Lovely shot. The colours are magnificent too. A side of beautiful Lebanon seldom seen. I have see too many images of war. This is lovely change
dta (64142) 2011-04-18 2:21
Hello Zekayi ,
What a gorgeous picture ! This is one of the most beautifil blue hour capture that I've ever seen on TE . The composition is perfect . I like especially the group of lightened palm trees in the right .
sevy (15357) 2011-06-09 23:27
Good photo at the blue hours. This landscape in panoramic mode is well using the color contrast between yellow and blue. Moreover, the composition is balanced with the use of the trees on the right border.
cornejo (29279) 2011-06-21 10:40
Zekai cordials greetings. A composition very good with a beautiful result, a picture very nice of this beautiful place. Technically very well. A good shot and nice work, congratulation. Have a good night and a happy week, thanks for sharing.
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-03 10:09
this is a splendid view,where the light and the colors are really wonderful.I love the contrast of the golden color of the castle with the blue,and I love the light in the palmtrees and the grass of the foreground.Superb!
claudeD (31211) 2011-12-19 8:22
very fine picture under excellent light conditions. I like the warm colors very much.Very well done.TFS.
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- Copyright: zekai ipekci (zipekci) (348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-07
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/3.5, 2 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 10:49
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