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Outer Fortification

Outer Fortification

Parts of these fortifications may date from the 13th Century. They fell into disuse by the 18th Century and by then the tops of the towers and walls were removed.
The photo also offers a glimpse of the new Palas (Living Building) built in the 16th Century.
More expansive views were impossible to achieve as I was standing on the edge of steep hill which was further mode of a defense.
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Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/320s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
joseantonio11-Oct-2012 18:00
Love this light...V.
Gérard Koehl11-Oct-2012 15:19
Tres joli... V
globalgadabout11-Oct-2012 14:50
excellent POV...the walls seem strong and imposing despite the cruder construction method..
Ken Chambers ARPS11-Oct-2012 14:23
Lock the gates and keep the In-laws Out and the OutLaws In.... Nice detail Walter.
Marcia Colelli11-Oct-2012 14:18
Wonderful details and composition V
Martin Lamoon11-Oct-2012 13:39
Looks well fortified, was ir ever attacked? V
Jim Coffman11-Oct-2012 13:36
An amazing place! Nice work,Walter.
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