The photo was taken from the Spanish Fortress.
Hvar (local Croatian dialect: Hvor or For, Greek: Pharos, Latin: Pharina, Italian: Lesina) is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,138 (2001) while the city itself is inhabited by 3,672 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. It is situated on a bay in the south coast of the island, opposite from the other nearby towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa.
The city of Hvar has a long and distinguished history as center for trade and culture in the Adriatic. An independent commune within the Venetian Empire during the 13th to 18th centuries, it was an important naval base with a strong fortress above, encircling town walls and protected port. Cultural life thrived as prosperity grew, and Hvar is the site of one of the oldest surviving theatres in Europe, opened in 1612. The seven-century old walls still survive, as do many of the noble houses and public buildings from 15th - 17th centuries.
By the 19th century, the port of Hvar was no longer a military base, and The Hygienic Society of Hvar (Higijeničko drutvo u Hvaru) took the economy of the city and the island in a new direction. As one of the earliest "tourist boards" in Europe, it was founded in 1868 with the purpose of providing "good care for visitors". Today, the city has a variety of hotels, galleries, museums, and exhibitions, including the Arsenal, Loggia, the Croatian Institute, and the Hvar Heritage Museum with its art and archaeological collections.
The port of Hvar, set in a picturesque natural bay, with the Pakleni Otoci island chain protecting it to the south, is a safe haven for boats year round. The city is a popular port of call for yachts sailing around the Adriatic, especially in the summer months. There are regular catamaran ferry services from the port between Hvar and Split, Brač, Korčula, Lastovo, and Vis.
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lousat (98389) 2015-02-13 1:13
Hi Agnes,original pic from the top of this nice town,great capture from the fortress made with a beautiful 3D effect,perfect exposure the different light levels and fine details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (66424) 2015-02-13 2:26
Bio sam na odmor na ostrvu Hvar.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst o Hvaru sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana cev topa i deo grada sa pristanistem.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Lep stari grad.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na posetu Hvaru, srecno.
I was on holiday on the island of Hvar.
Interesting and nice view, good article on the island of Hvar with a history and description ...
Good shot, contrast and perspective, nice demonstrated pipe cannon and part of the city with the pier.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
A beautiful old town.
All the best for the weekend with beautiful memories of the visit Hvar, good luck.
snunney (107523) 2015-02-13 2:46
The massive cannon poking through the battlements makes an unusual and effective pointer towards the city laid out below. Pleasing lights and colours. Very good rendering of the textural detail.
Royaldevon (43985) 2015-02-13 3:28
Though a cannon is not the image you would normally associate with a fine viewpoint, it does act extremely well as a strong, emotion-provoking guide from the f/g to the pretty town, with its terracotta roofs and snug, little harbour. I suppose it does, also, create a sense of security, as it watches vigilantly over the town.
A finely composed shot.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2015-02-13 3:57
Great perspective. Excellent composition has given you a very nice shot. Great light.
Sergiom (89387) 2015-02-13 6:17
On se sent presque comme le canonnier avec une vue imprenable sur les ennemis qui arrivent mais qui se sont transformés en horde de touristes bienvenus avec le temps. J'aime la profondeur de l'ensemble.
asajernigan (21427) 2015-02-13 8:06
This is a well composed shot using the canon to lead the eye into the scene. The contrast between the black canon and the colorful buildings at the waterfront.
jemaflor (103749) 2015-02-13 9:45
A good and interesting view with this Fg, well managed for contrast of light and for sharpness, lovely town and island.
Silvio1953 (154291) 2015-02-13 10:15
Ciao Agnes, great port view by spanish fortress, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2015-02-13 11:00
A brilliant view, the town is perfectly clear and sharp down below, while you provide a view of the type that men of destruction and defence would have seen so long long ago. The textures of both the cannon and the walls as your frame add so much to the photo. Really cool idea.
And even though I am a peaceful soul, if there was a place on that cannon to light, I don't think I would be able to resist :)
npecanhuk (78929) 2015-02-13 15:41
Truly attractive details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
cornejo (47350) 2015-02-16 11:06
Salut Agnes, bonne image de cette belle vue sur le magnifique port, très bien capturé dans cette image intéressante avec une bonne netteté, belle lumière, la couleur et la qualité. Très bon travail intéressant et bien fait, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.
Bonne nuit et le début heureux de la semaine.
Chaleureuses salutations du sud de l'Espagne.