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Oct 24, 2012, 9:36:51 AM
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Greece - Mystras - 06 by GiardQatar Greece - Mystras - 06 by GiardQatar
"Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape. The complex of the ruins of Mystras offers the image of a city with a brilliant destiny that was deserted by men and threatened by the return of encroaching vegetation, which is splitting the walls and covering the slopes, thus destroying here and there fragile traces of history." (Extract from whc.unesco.org/en/list/511)

The city was divided into four layers. The lower city, the middle city, the high city and the citadel (fortress) at the summit of the hill.

Here somewhere on the middle city (maybe high city). It is the opposite side of the photo "Greece - Mystras - 04" submitted earlier.

Three shots (-2,0,2) processed in Photomatix and Photoshop
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful series of photos!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment ... appreciated
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Hansmar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
:clap: really cool place ... and nice colors :)
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your comment ... appreciated
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great HDR,very natural!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Shlomit.  I do prefer to keep a realistic look to all my HDR,  most of the time , getting use to take HDR photo all the time and just decide when processing if I go HDR or not ... Thanks again for the comment 
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great profil
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You`re welcome
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