Award Winner | Photo of the Day | April 30, 2012
Diyarbakir is a city on the southeast of the Turkey. The city I live, is known with a long and historic walls. Walls of Diyarbakir are more than five kilometers long, among the longest of medieval fortifications; only the Great Wall of China is longer. It is constructed of imposing masonry in black basalt (a stone of local origin), and had along its circuit more than 75 towers, all but six of which are still standing. There are four original gates in the wall, the Harput gate in the north, the New gate in the east, the Mardin gate to the south, and the Urfa gate to the west. The walls have a 2 thousand years history of more than.
Technical Info: Pentax K20D | Exposure 1/90sec @ f/5.6 | Focal length 25mm | ISO 100
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 30
Title of the photograph: Gate of Castle
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Diyarbakir | Turkey
Photographer: Mehmet Masum Süer (Diyarbakir,Turkey)
Mehmet Masum Süer is a Kurdish documentary photographer and freelance journalist. He lives in Diyarbakir in Turkey. He writes about historical and cultural subjects. In addition of these, he is working for some local and foreign media institutions. His photographs published in publicity of his region or magazines.