Ani, North-east Turkey

One of the more complete sections of Ani's fortified walls that once protected the ancient city from invasion. This is the northern section of the wall which was necessarily the strongest as it opened out onto the Anatolian plains. All other approaches to the city were further protected by ravines and rivers. The luminous orange of the local rock used beautifully offsets the greens of the surrounding pastures whilst both are complimented by the bruised blue of the sky.