At the top of the Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles!
The Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, also known as Qala'at Sanjil in Arabic, is a citadel and fort in Tripoli, Lebanon. It takes its name from Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the Count of Toulouse and Crusader commander who started its construction on a hilltop outside Tripoli in 1103 in order to lay siege to the city. Later, Raymond enlarged the fortress, which he named Mont Peregrinus (Mt Pilgrim).
- Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) (2430)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-02
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC H50
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/2000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lebanon
- Theme(s): Lebanon 2010 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-23 11:42