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Inside the Citadel of Berat (Albania) by Michael Hussey

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Michael Hussey Michael Hussey
Explore score
1.72 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 09, 2009
Date taken
Sep 07, 2009

Sony Cybershot DSC-H10


Berat Castle is built on a rocky hill on the left bank of the river Osum and is accessible only from the south. After being burned down by the Romans in 200 B.C. the walls were strengthened in the fifth century under Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, and were rebuilt during the 6th century under the Emperor Justinian and again in the 13th century under the Despot of Epirus, Michael Angelus Comnenus, cousin of the Byzantine Emperor. The main entrance, on the north side, is defended by a fortified courtyard and there are three smaller entrances. The fortress of Berat in its present state, even though considerably damaged, remains a magnificent sight. The surface that it encompasses made it possible to house a considerable portion of the cities inhabitants. The buildings inside the fortress were built during the 13th century and because of their characteristic architecture are preserved as cultural monuments. The population of the fortress was Christian, and it had about 20 churches (most built during the 13th century) and only one mosque, for the use of the Turkish garrison, (of which there survives only a few ruins and the base of the minaret). The churches of the fortress were damaged through years and only some have remained.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1716 megapixels (79855 x 21499 pixels)
Input images: 455 (35 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 129.2 degrees wide by 34.8 degrees high (top=11.7, bottom=-23.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: SONY
Camera model: DSC-H10
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-07 14:20:48 - 2009-09-07 14:45:37
Aperture: f/10
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 29.2 to 36.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.6 to 38.0 percent
Computer stats: 6046.25 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 10:36:36 (1:23 per picture)
Alignment: 2:39:41, Projection: 59:38, Blending: 6:57:16

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