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Medieval Cistern in Caceres, Spain. A cistern is a waterproof receptacle for catching and storing rainwater. Cisterns are distinguished from wells by their waterproof linings. In the Middle Ages, cisterns were often constructed in hill castles, especially where wells could not be dug deeply enough. The Cistern in the Palace of the Vanes in Caceres was built under an Islamic fortress that protected the border of Al-Andalus from the Spanish kingdoms of the north around the 11th century. It was first built as a mosque and then, when the Christians pressed closer, the temple was waterproofed and turned into a cistern to collect water for the sieges to come. This is how we find those wonderful horseshoe arches, so unusual in cisterns. The Christians eventually overran the Muslim, destroyed the fortress, and the kingdom of Al-Andalus came to an end in Granada in 1492, but the cistern was preserved under the Christian palace that was built on top of the ruins of the Islamic fortress. After...
Hi there, Born in '72 and shooting pictures since '83, I particularly enjoy creating wide panoramic compositions, HDRs, HDR Panoramas... But not just... Here you will find landscapes and cityscapes, ancient ruins and modern buildings, moons and seas, planes and boats, guns and flowers, animals and machines, forests and deserts, vanguard and prehistory, digital and film, color and black & white, graves and newborns, temples, trenches, palaces, castles, tanks, churches, bunkers... However, they have some things in common: they are meaningful images, I believe them all to be beautiful, and they are for the most part unique. Come in and judge for yourself. W. W. WE CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY PICTURE TO YOUR PERSONAL LIKING AND MAKE IT...