Snake Castle is a photograph by Ali Kabas.
Ali Kabas

Snake Castle

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Photograph from the “AERIAL ADANA” series.

"Yilankale (Snake Castle) is located 10 km. west of the town of Ceyhan, in Southern Turkey. During the Crusades in the 12th Century, it was built on a dominant hill near the Ceyhan river. It was built by King Levon I in the years when the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia ruled. The castle controlled both the plain and the historic Silk Road and is integrated with the natural resources around it. Its fortified walls and the fact that the castle square could only be reached through three doors connected to each other by portable stairs made the conquest of the fortress very difficult. The name of the castle which was abandoned in 1357 was originally Kovara, and later it was named Yilankale.

One of the most important of the nearly 50 castles in Adana region. When we came to photograph it, we found a very narrow path suitable for takeoff between cultivated areas. After the takeoff, this stunning white castle built on stark rocks and twisting like a serpent, seemed like an unreal figure out of fantastic films." - Ali Kabas

  • Form: Photography - Limited Edition
  • Shipping: Free 
  • Ships in: 8-12 days
  • Packaging: Cardboard packaging
  • Print: Archival metal
  • Material: High gloss metal
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Included on request
  • Limited Edition Prints: Photographs offered in a limited edition have a preset number of prints available. “Snake Castle” comes in limited edition as below:
    • 12 x 18 in. size in 20 prints
    • 16 x 24 in. size in 12 prints
    • 20 x 30 in. size in 10 prints
    • 24 x 36 in. size in 8 prints
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