Tripoli's Citadel by ruthmouch

Tripoli's Citadel

Tripoli's Citadel was originally constructed by the Arabs in about AD 636, it was modified and extended over the centuries by the Fatamids of Egypt, the Crusaders and the Ottomans. It is currently named after Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the 11th century Count of Toulouse and Crusader commander who enlarged it again in 1103 to become the fortress Mont Peregrinus (Mt Pilgrim) in order to lay siege to the city.
Behind the castle walls stand Tripoli neighbourhoods which were witness to much violence only a few years ago, currently working hard on maintaining much needed peace. Tripolitans are recovering from several years of "troubles" which decimated their local economy and leave most folk, even today, wary of visiting which is such a loss as Tripoli is as warm, safe and welcoming as anywhere else in Lebanon...Tripolitans would say more so!
Great pov and a wonderful capture. Interesting information, too.
February 19th, 2017  
Fine image! And again a window on your worl thanks for the narrative
February 19th, 2017  
Bep
Very impressive.
February 19th, 2017  
Fascinating shot and narrative.
February 19th, 2017  
In spite of the newer architecture in the background if I squint my eyes it looks like a storybook ancient city. Fabulous POV and composition as always!
February 19th, 2017  
Fascinate capture
February 20th, 2017  
Fascinating the old against the new. The really old!
February 20th, 2017  
Nice juxtaposition.
February 20th, 2017  
I can only second what's already been written. It is so nice to get a glimpse of what's going on around where you are located. I frequently travel to the Sinai Peninsula and often get asked, but isn't it dangerous ... which it is, but less dangerous than commuting by bike in Copenhagen.
February 20th, 2017  
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