Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, was an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls
The name of Bosra occurs in the precious Tell el-Amarna tablets in Egypt, which date from the 14th century B.C. and represent royal correspondence between the Pharaohs and the Phoenician and Amorite kings. It became the northern capital of the Nabataean kingdom. In the year of 106 A.D, a new era began for Bosra when it was incorporated into the Roman Empire.
Alexander Severus gave it the title Colonian Bostra and Philip the Arab minted currency especially for it. During Byzantine times, Bosra was a major frontier market where Arab caravans came to stock up and its bishops took part in the Council of Antioch. Bosra was the first Byzantine city which the Arabs entered in 634 in the phase of Islamic expansion.
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LondonBoy (1386) 2011-09-04 13:43
Beautiful composition, contrast and colours.
jhm (141297) 2011-09-05 4:24
A good contrast picture, the pilars care for perspective.
Lovely depth and splendid pink colors to the sky.
Composition and presentation are truly wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Nard (6972) 2011-09-05 13:27
Good eye, good idea and well captured. Splendid mixt of light, colors and dark silhouettes. I particulary like the perspective made by the columns in accordance with the diagonale made by the sky.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-09-05 23:04
Les piliers du ciel faits par ces colonnes en contre-jour sur un ciel fabuleux donnent une excellente photo.
kato (11630) 2011-09-06 19:10
You're capturing well this ancient ruins by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the poles with silhouette and the sky dyed to evening sun.
sacimar (26035) 2011-09-07 7:27
beautiful composition using these roman ruins, the sky colors are pleasant, you got an interesting image, I like it,
maltese (22853) 2011-09-13 5:15
Un superbe couché de soleil pour accentuer la beauté de ces colonnes.
kLe (2196) 2011-09-24 23:32
Beautiful colors of sunset and beautiful diagonal perspective of the columns. Each one adds value to the other one. I like especially how the lines in the sky coincide with the line of column and how it makes the impression that the columns are supporting the sky.
paninho (2931) 2011-09-27 7:44
Très belles ces silhouettes, ainsi que ce ciel! Une photo du plus bel effet! Du bon travail!
PS- Désolé, mais je n'ai plus de smileys!!
danos (88303) 2011-09-27 10:24
excellent presentation of the Roman ruins of Borsa,with the columns to outlined perfect against the colourful sky.Well done.
bayno (18342) 2011-09-27 10:24
Hi Zekai, beautiful compo, amazing colors, i like the bachlight, and POV, have fun, Valter
delpeoples (53665) 2011-10-16 20:44
Hello dear Zekai
What amazing colours and sillhouettes you have achieved. The ancient ruins are fascinating and you have exposed the light perfectly. Congratulations.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-10-31 6:28
Beautiful sunset, with the four columns in a total backlight.
I like the image in the shape of the columns and the magnificent colors of the sky.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-03 3:47
Hello Zecai, A very impressive image, sky has great colour & the silhouetted columns all in a row are interesting, well done
Hellas (6845) 2011-11-21 22:34
What a beautiful picture is this one!
Love the high contrast between the pillars and this fantastic cloudy sky. The timing was great in order to catch this atmospheric mood!
Be proud of this composition!
adores (38707) 2012-01-31 16:31
A beautiful moment to show these columns!The format was very well chosen and the silhouettes are perfectly framed with such a beautiful sky as background.
- Copyright: zekai ipekci (zipekci) (343)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-09
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 90, AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 9:28