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Venician Blockhouse

robsb

San Jose, US
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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006
Mon 01-Apr-13 04:58 AM

On the shore of Butrint, just opposite the Triangular Fortress, stands a solitary two-story square blockhouse of impressive proportions with elegantly battered sides. It seems abundantly clear that the tower was designed to work in tandem with the Triangular Fortress on the opposing bank in protecting the valuable fish weirs. It survives today to its full height and is entered by a steep staircase and drawbridge at first floor level. The structure gains its strength from its base being internally divided by thick walls into four sections, each filled with rocks and soil. The batter is designed to absorb the impact of projectiles.


D700 with 17-35 f/2.8 Zoom @ 35 mm. f/7.1, 1/800, ISO 200. Processed in Capture NX2

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