Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Old Fortress [Part 3/3]: The Journey Home

The visit to the Fortress of King Herceg Stjepan concludes in this final part. We discovered a small closed-off part of the fortress, where once guards used to stand in and take watch over the surroundings. After that we made our way back home.

This Series Includes:

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This is the view from the lookout.



I like this soft grass growing down the fortress, and the little red dots punctuating it.




This is the south side of the fortress. Along these walls, a path can be found which leads you back out of it.






The day was slowly giving away and darkness came rushing in. These were the last images that I took before dusk.




This is the entrance through which we came in in part one. You can see a bit of the narrow path beginning after the doorway.



A look at the path on our way back. Getting down was of course much easier, then climbing up.


In this image you can see the road that we followed up, when we took the wrong turn, and at the bottom the path we should have taken. In this image it looks very clear, but...


... in this one, taken from the road down below, it's quite hard to notice that there is a path on this hill.



This concludes out adventure on the hills over Blagaj, and our visit to the old fortification of King Herceg Stjepan. It was one of those nearby destination I never visited before, and had on my to-do list for a very long time. I'm glad to have finally made the journey and I'm happy with the photo results this trip yielded. I hope you enjoyed it too.

45 comments:

  1. An amazing, fascinating and beautiful place, Mersad!! And your captures are truly superb!! What a wonderful trip you have taken us on!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for viewing all parts.

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  2. Your second photo took my breath away. Wow!

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    1. Standing there and looking down is quite beautiful!

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  3. I definitely enjoyed your trip to this old fortress. You make it really hard to pick favorite photos, but here are a few of mine: #2, the view through the guard's window. I like that you included the edges of the window in that shot. Photo #9 has a lot of eye appeal, with that old fortress in the background and your lovely model standing in the tall grasses. Her green sweater really pops in that shot. I love #12, too, with the moody skies over the fortress. And then #17, showing the path, is just simply beautiful.

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    1. Those are all great pics. Thank you for the detailed comment. So glad you enjoyed the series. We had a lot of fun shooting these, and coming up with the shots.

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  4. Thank you Mersad, for a tour of this wonderful place. The photos are spectacular, and I have to agree, that second photo is just magnificent!

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  5. Very good last post of this serie...... you deserves a big compliment,
    may i ask....who is making the pictures of you Mersad.... (s) he has talent.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. That is my cousin Azra (she is in picture 3).

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  6. The beauty you capture Mersad , is truly magnificent !

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  7. They are all stunning photos. Lovely!

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  8. Wow!Stunning photos,Mersad and very beautiful places!Have a nice weekend.

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  9. your portraits are beautiful as are your models.. and that includes YOU... great people shots. I love the view through the look out and even though it is all magnificent for some reason the last three appeal to me, especially number 17...

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra! Your comments are always very appreciated.

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  10. Great shots! I love the view in the second photo!

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    1. Thanks. I like that one a lot too!

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  11. Wieder insgesamt tolle Fotos und auch Azra macht wundervolle Aufnahmen von dir. Hat ebenfalls das richtige "Auge" für eine Perspektive.

    Danke für die tollen Fotos und dass du uns einen weiteren Teil deiner Heimat vorgestellt hast. Hat mir sehr gut gefallen.

    Liebe Grüssse

    Nova

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    1. Azra hat wirklich auch talent, das much ich gestehen.

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  12. Wonderful series, Mersad. I love looking back through time. Your presentation was beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Laura.

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  13. hi Mersad. Fantastic shots both of scenes and people in them. also love the black and white shot.

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    1. Thanks. Glad you liked the shots.

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  15. The view from the lookout is fabulous and the photos of the girls are superb. Are you cousins models, by any chance?

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    1. No they are not, but they certainly have the looks.

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  16. Beautiful series Mersad. My favourite is the second one.

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  17. I love this kind of ruined places. All shots are beautiful!

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  18. great photos. Looks like you all enjoyed your adventure.

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  19. Wonderful photos and great tour!

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  20. Your photos are amazing! Thanks for the beautiful journey!

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    1. And thank you for visiting. So glad you enjoyed them.

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    1. Thanks Stefano. Good to hear from you.

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  22. Well I've thoroughly enjoyed that tour of what was (and, in fact despite the ravages of time, still is) a very impressive structure. I think if I were to be back at school I would take a much greater interest in history (a subject I disliked at the time).

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