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Šibenik sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana / Šibenik City from Fortress of Saint John
 
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Šibenik sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana / Šibenik City from Fortress of Saint John - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama Šibenika sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana nastala je od fotografija snimljenih sa nekoliko stajnih tačaka, ne bi li se ukazalo na vidik koji u realnosti praktično ni nepostoji... Ideja da napravim ovakav fotografski eksperiment prvi put sinula mi je na murterskom brdu Raduč. Kako je i na najvećem šibenskom uzvišenju, tvrđavi Sv. Ivana, takođe, nemoguće s jednog mesta osvrnuti se na ceo grad i okolinu, slikao sam ih
sa dva suprotna bedema ovog utvrđenja. Uz malo retušerskog umeća i ovoga puta ukazala se perspektiva bez antenskih stubova, starih zidina i visokog rastinja koji je u realnosti zaklanjaju i čine tužnim one koji bi hteli, a ne mogu da polete. / This unique panorama of Šibenik City from the St. John Fort was created with photos taken on several landing points in order to highlight perspective that in reality practically does not exist.
That kind of photographic experiment first time occurred to me at Raduč hill on the Murter island. As well on the highest Šibenik hill (115m) was impossible to look at the entire city and surrounding areas from one place.
So, I shoot it from two opposite walls of the fort: one that looks on the Adriatic Sea and greatest part of the Šibenik, and second that looking at suburb called Šubićevac.
Thanks to my retoushing skills but less than lot's of nevrs, finally we can see a panorama without antenna's, old walls and tall vegetation that obscured the reality and make the sad ones those who would like, but can not fly.

Šibenik sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana / Šibenik City from Fortress of Saint John - FURTHER INFORMATION

Šibenik sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana / Šibenik City from Fortress of Saint John - Šibenik visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Šibenik sa tvrđave Sv. Ivana / Šibenik City from Fortress of Saint John' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Šibensko-Kninska županija.

The 17th century Fortress of Saint John (tvrđave Sv. Ivana) stands on a 115m high hill above the Old Town of Šibenik in Croatia. It was built in 1646 by the Venetians to defend the city against Turkish attack and called 'St John' after a chapel that used to occupy the site. Remarkably, the fortress was built over just two months, overseen by Franciscan engineer Antonio Leni from Genoa.

The fortress is star-shaped with strong defensive walls and was known locally as Tanaja. The fortress played a key role in defending the town during a siege by 20,000 Turks between August and September 1647, during which 4,000 Turks died.

It is now one of the tourist attractions on Sibenika, with great panoramic views over the city and the surrounding area.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Car: Šibenik lies 73km northwest of Split and 88km southeast of Zadar on the A1 road.
Flight: Split Airport



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