Friday, November 28, 2014

Sunset at the Tower of Pocitelj

We made our way to the old town of Pocitelj, just as the sun was beginning to set. The grand walls of this old fortification were bathed in the pale orange glimmer and a soft wind was blowing from the north, bringing cold air to this rugged landscape.

Pocitelj presents one of few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present time developed through the several phases of the history, beginning with the medieval period.

Nevertheless, I think that late autumn is the perfect time for a visit. The weather is nice and you can really explore all the places Pocitelj has to offer.

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The tower of Pocitelj was built between the 15th and 18th centuries.



In the middle ages, Pocitelj was the administrative center of the region, and the westernmost point of the county, which gave it major strategic importance.



A grand view in front of the tower and fortification, shows the scope of this place.


Pomegranates are hanging from the trees, waiting to be picked.


The sun was giving off its last rays of light as I made some shots inside the walls.




Pocitelj was built on a rocky cliff sloping steeply down to the bank of the river Neretva.


The glow of the sunset was leading us back through the stone gates, as we were leaving Pocitelj.


Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these sights from days past, and another cultural site Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer.

23 comments:

  1. Very nice....I love visiting areas like this. Your photos are perfect as always. Oh, and LOVE pomegranates too.

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    1. Thanks Anni for your visit. We get a lot of pomegranates this time of the year.

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  2. Number 2 photo is gorgeous... I love the lighting in it. for those of you who do not click and enlarge you are missing all the beauty. i can't believe how much detail shows when in the lightbox...that tower is fantastic...

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  3. Looks like a neat place to explore, Mersad! Awesome series! Happy weekend to you!

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  4. This is a wonderful place.

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  5. What a beautiful old castle! Nicely captured.

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  6. I love old places like this!! They were a favorite to visit when I lived in Europe!! The rock work is awesome!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mersad!! Enjoy!

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  7. Mersad, I just can't say enough about your wonderful photography. Very impressive!!

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  8. Those last shots are stunning. The glow of the sunset is irresistible.
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  9. Such incredible photography and what a beautiful place to be. I've never seen a pomegranate tree before. The architecture and colours were wonderful!

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  10. The photograph with the arched windows, the niches, the forest in the sunset glow and the tiny bit of river through the bottom window made my eyes widen in delight. Beautiful, beautiful.

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  11. I always enjoy visiting ruins such as this. You captured them wonderfully.

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  12. beautiful,love the stonework. I spied the river through the one window.

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  13. Great shots! Love the stone walls!

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  14. The expression 'stands proud' certainly relates to the first picture of the fortification, and I really liked the one next to it too.

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  15. I love the old, old ruins in your part of the world, Mersad.

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  16. Fabulous site and wonderful shots as always!

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  17. The last shot is so pretty!

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  18. Wow, beautiful images you've captured of this fascinating old ruin!

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  19. Thank you for your Thanksgiving wish...LOVE these glowing shots. Such beautiful light and color against the historic stones.

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