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Kars 3363.jpg

Kars 3363.jpg

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This is a view from the Kale towards the river in its back. The Kale is built at a point where the river curves around a high rock, so the river flows in both its back and front.

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.

Nikon D2x
1/160s f/8.0 at 35.0mm iso100 full exif

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