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Kars 3341.jpg
07-JUN-2006

Kars 3341.jpg

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This is a view from the Kale over part of the town.

The Kale or fortress dates back to 1153, but that fortress was demolished by the Mongols in 1386, only to be rebuilt in 1579 for Sultan Murat III. Then, in 1855, the complex was built anew. So what you see has no claim to being ancient. Still, it looks impressive.

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1/500s f/8.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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