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Borj Castil 4

Borj Castil 4
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Copyright: Orkhan Turki (orkhan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-23
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tunisia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-17 4:10
Viewed: 2887
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was looking carefully at the stones of the Borj, and suddenly, I saw this.

A wheel ? Yes ! It's a wheel. Why did they use the wheel to build the wall, instead of a stone ? I don't know. (Just for information, there are no stones available in the island of Jerba, people used to bring them by boat from the Demmer Mountain, about 100 km deep in the continent)

(in this picture, you can see the complete wall, with the wheel right in the middle)

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Merhaba Orkhan! Very good sharpness. Very interesting composition. Cheers!

Moi je trouve que tu as trouvé en plus de la roue,une pierre d'angle. Car tu fournie la réponse. LA pierre est rare. Si une roue de pierre est brisée. On la recycle. Ce mur est fait de recyclage. Il y a des demi roues aussi. Même cette roue entière... son autre face devait avoir un bout brisé.
Tu refera signe à la prochaine découverte :)
Présenté ainsi ça a un aspect très archéologique!

Hello Orkhan
Looking here , its a usefull posting to see what ancient people used as material. All was welcome as long the wall was and did what it was ment to be: A defense wall, and that it is.
This round stone is intreeguing indeed Orkan..to me it looks as a *mill* stone
Many types of milss existed (and exist) making use of nature force, the wind mills (like so many in mu country) or a mill pushed/pulled by muscle force of animals (human slaves in old days)
What it is will always be a mistory..but you had me puzzeld here(good!) also see the squerre hole in middle.. where an axle use to fit in...Intresting Orkhan!


Salam Orkhan,
What a great details and textures.Sharp, light and POV are good.Well done.TFS.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-18 5:14]

Hi Orkhan

Nice use of repetition & the visual game of spot the odd one out, breaking the pattern. Tfs!

salut Orkhan
splendides détails d'un mur ancien
belle texture et belle netteté


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-10-18 13:13]

Simple unusual and composition and calarity are on the spot!

Street art. beautifull and nice colors.

Hi Orkan,
Interestin rocks,nice shot.


gran visión te felicito la piedra circular la hace especial


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