Istanbul, Rumeli hisari - MAY 2011 CONTEST

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Rumeli Hisar (Rumeli Castle) was built in 1452 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror and has played a historic role in the fact of the conquest of Constantinople that followed the next year. Along with the Anadolu Hisar, was used to control the passage between the Black Sea and Sea of ​​Marmara. The castle is located at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus on the European side of Istanbul and especially in Sarigier below the site of the old Robert College (now University of the Bosphorus).

The construction was completed in June-July 1452 after the winning of two earlier Byzantine towers by Mehmed II, who expanded them within a short time. The layout of the castle has the form of an isosceles triangle. The outer wall thickness of more than one measure, reaching a height of 15 meters. Distinguished three large towers, which bear the names of three commanders of Mehmed II (Tsantarli Halil Pasha, Zaganos Pasha, Pasha Saritza). Its area is estimated to reach the 250 meters along the north-south direction, a width of about 50-100 meters, the highest tower in the southern reaches, just 70 meters above sea level.

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Christos Theodorou on June 17, 2014

> 200.000 views!


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos

Петар Бојић on August 6, 2014

Impressive citadel!

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Greetings, Petar

Christos Theodorou on August 6, 2014

brko.jabuka - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on October 5, 2014

> 250.000 views!


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Kind greetings from Athens - Christos


Dear friends, the repeated continuously link of the petition form to SAVE PANORAMIO is not for people they have already signed, as you and me and many other members. We must repeat the link in our comments on photos, for all these members, who haven't signed yet and don't know about the situation and probably they enter in your galleries and photos. That's why the link of the petition form must be added in every comment we make.


Chers amis, la répétition permanente du lien de la forme de pétition SAVE PANORAMIO, n'est pas pour les membres, qu'ils ont déjà signé, comme vous et moi et beaucoup d'autres. Nous devons répéter le lien dans nos commentaires sur les photos, pour tous ces membres, qui n'ont pas encore signé et ne savent pas à propos de la situation et probablement ils entrent dans vos galeries et vos photos. C'est pourquoi le lien de la pétition doit être ajouté dans chaque commentaire, que nous faisons.


Queridos amigos, la repetida continuamente del enlace del formulario de petición de SAVE PANORAMIO, no es para las personas que ya tienen firmado, como tú y como yo y muchos otros miembros. Debemos repetir el enlace en nuestros comentarios sobre las fotos, para todos estos miembros, que no han firmado aún y no saben acerca de la situación, y probablemente que entren en sus galerías y fotos. Es por eso que el enlace del formulario de petición debe agregarse en todos comentarios.


Liebe Panoramio-Freunde, der kontinuierlich gepostete Link SAVE PANORAMIO ist nicht für Dich oder mich, die die Petition bereits unterzeichnet haben! Um zum Ziel zu kommen, müssen wir diesen Link aber immer wieder für diejenigen in unseren Kommentaren posten, die noch nicht unterzeichnet haben oder über die Situation gar nicht informiert sind. Deshalb sollte der Link in jedem Kommentar wiederholt warden.


Αγαπητοί φίλοι, ο σκοπός του επαναλαμβανόμενου μηνύματος για την ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ PANORAMIO, δεν είναι για όσους έχουν ήδη ψηφίσει, αλλά για τα ανενεργά μέλη. Συνεπώς οφείλουμε να επαναλαμβάνουμε τον παραπάνω σύνδεσμο σε κάθε σχόλιο ή απάντηση που κάνουμε σε φωτογραφίες, ώστε να είναι ορατός σε κάθε ανενεργό μέλος, που μπαίνει με καθυστέρηση και δεν γνωρίζει τα τεκταινόμενα.

Christos Theodorou on January 18, 2015

> 300.000 views!


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

Christos Theodorou on May 26, 2015

> 350.000 views!


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

Christos Theodorou on February 21, 2016

Why the New Petition goes slowly?


The following message was posted during the previous petition for saving Panoramio. It contains useful instructions how to spread the petition form.


SAVING PANORAMIO: IS IT A PRIORITY ? (please read full text)

Everyone of us has his priorities in real life. First of all, I think, is our family, our health and our work. On our leisure time, even then, we have priorities. Personally I believe, that our priority now, must be TO SAVE PANORAMIO. We must mobilize all members. Posting and writing in every social media about, it was necessary at the beginning. But spending hours on them, discussing about or uploading relative photos, is good, but it isn’t effective. WE MUST SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND THE LINK OF PETITION FORM, INTO THE ORIGINAL SITE. There are members, they enter on Panoramio twice or 3 – 4 times a month. All these members we must find.


This must be AN OVERALL EFFORT.


Anyone of us must spread the message:

1. Through popular photos generally or through each photographer popular photo.

2. Through our photos.

3. Through our favorite photographers.

4. Posting an announcement on the forums of our groups and find members of each group, not so active.

5. Through our replies on other members’ comments on our photos.

6. Through the contest winning photos.

7. By personal messages

Many members did all these actions, but we must try more. Our purpose must be not only to save Panoramio, but also we must prove that we have power. Even if the final decision belongs to Google.

I don’t want to discuss about my message now. That’s why, I shall not reply in any comment on Facebook, or Google+. I will continue, as it allows me my free time, only on Panoramio.

Kind regards,

Christos


P.S. You can find a form of message on photos of many Panoramio galleries.

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  • Uploaded on April 1, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
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