Thursday, October 1, 2015

THEME DAY--shelter--The Smederevo Fortress


Was hard-pressed to find a shelter shot, since I've had little free time to roam the streets.  This was taken a while back in Smederevo, about 45 kilometers southeast of Belgrade.  The fortress was build in the early 1400s and withstood several attacks by the Ottomans before being seriously damaged in WWII.  As you can see, it's been restored.

Sheltered a lot of people!  If you want to read more, see here.

To have a look at other shelters, click right here.

10 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's the sort of place I'd enjoy visiting.

Jim said...

Great theme day post.

Dina said...

This shows how in olden days the people took the idea of shelter very seriously.

Indrani said...

That is a safe and strong shelter!

Julie said...

From the era when the next village was your competitor, and therefore your enemy. Keep them at bay with all means available.

Thérèse said...

La vue colle magnifiquement au mot "forteresse".

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think this may be the strongest shelter today Bibi, brilliant find for the theme.

Lowell said...

I think at one time, moats were very useful and offered a lot of protection. Not so much theses days. Clever theme day post!

RedPat said...

That is a great take on the theme!

Merisi said...

A fortress is probably the safest of all shelters!