When I look at this photo, I remember the first day of our visit to Kotor, Montenegro. Surprisingly, while strolling around the city in the afternoon, Daria and I noticed that very few people could be spotted on the streets. So, we went out of the city walls and there were the Fortifications of Kotor, so clearly visible – a fantastic opportunity for a photographer!
Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni
Actually, we found out that the Kotor Castle is part of the entire medieval complex, known as the Fortifications of Kotor. I decided to take the photo from the valley, using the zoom lance, because I wanted to focus on the Kotor Castle itself.
Fortifications of Kotor, Montenegro
It’s interesting that the existence of the fortifications on the St. John Hill could be traced back to the Illyrian times. Later, in the 6th century, Emperor Justinian I evaluated the strategic position of the fortifications and reconstructed them.
All of you, who enjoy tourism to historic sites, would agree that Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni is one of the must-see places. That is why I wanted to capture its beauty, waiting for the moment when the sun was setting gently, illuminating the mountain with warm light. The composition would not be the same without the rain clouds, covering St. John Hill.