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.

(from Wikipedia).

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Christos Theodorou on October 28, 2011

O.Ukrainka - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

>| Micha |< on November 10, 2011

Hello Chroistos,

excellent old building. like

Best wishes Micha

Roger Narbonne on November 10, 2011

Salut Christos, joli prise, regarde on a la même photo de cette forteresse !...

Mes amitiés de Narbonne, France, Roger.

Christos Theodorou on November 10, 2011

| Micha |<

Roger-11


Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire. Amitiés d’ Athènes.

F. Mejias on February 3, 2012

Hola Christos, bello lugar y arquitectura, buen trabajo.
Un saludo cordial. ---Like 169---

Christos Theodorou on February 4, 2012

F. Mejias - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

chrmt on March 11, 2012

great picture, 1 like

Christos Theodorou on March 11, 2012

chrmt - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on June 20, 2013

> 80.000 views !!!


Many thanks to all of you for your visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos

Christos Theodorou on August 30, 2013

> 1000.000 views !!!


Many thanks to all of you for your visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos

Nikolai Karaneschev on September 20, 2013

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes Nikolai

Christos Theodorou on September 20, 2013

KARANESHEV3112 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Roger Powell on September 20, 2013

A fantastic image!
Liked! :)

bassam jayousi on September 20, 2013

Magnificent view. LIKE!

Best wishes, Bassam


Christos Theodorou on September 21, 2013

Roger Powell

~Bassam


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Reiner Vogeley on December 24

Wonderful view and beautiful photo.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

Christos Theodorou on December 24

Reiner Vogeley - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family with good health, happiness and prosperity

Christos Theodorou on December 27

This message is posted at the forum:


I just noticed that everywhere I wrote "friendly greetings" in my messages are translated in greek as "homosexual greetings".

This is unbelievable !

Please do something about the translator, because your members are exposed irreparably with simple innocent messages translated with inappropriate meaning.

Kind regards and with all my rights reserved

Christos

Kelvin Reid on February 17

Nice point of view of this impressive castle. L

Thank you for you visit and kind comments they are always appreciated.

Best Regards

Kelvin

Christos Theodorou on February 17

Kelvin Reid - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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