holmertz (33511) 2014-02-28 10:18:51This looks like a very recent photo of the Herat Citadel. From what I can judge it must have been taken from roughly the same spot where I stood more than 41 years ago. In my opinion the restoration seems a bit overdone, like they almost built a new fortress. But it looks impressive from this distance, no doubt.
I have borrowed this photo from the internet and credits should go to Alistair Caldicott. Thanks Alistair, I hope you don't mind.
holmertz (33511) 2014-02-12 08:06:17I don't remember what those large buildings were used for, but at least you can have a glimpse of the flag of Yemen. As far as I remember this is from the same part of the city as the other photo.
holmertz (33511) 2014-02-09 07:06:40I remember taking this from the roof of a traditional gingerbread house in Sanaa old town. It had been converted to a simple hotel, and although I wasn't staying there I was allowed to have a look inside and climb the four or five stairs to the roof.
holmertz (33511) 2014-01-23 11:03:58I just used the shadows/highlights and darkened the highlights as much as possible to reduce the blown-out effect of the lake, then made a minor adjustment to the contrast. That's it.
holmertz (33511) 2014-01-20 07:34:26The Sultan's Palace of Sayun. This is a fairly recent building. Although there has been a palace at this site for a long time, this particular one was built in the 1920's and 30's. I apologize for the bad quality of this photo.
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