Taking Bad Travel Photos

My Bad Travel Photo: It’s Behind You, Butrint

Butrint, across the straights from Corfu and near the modern Albanian city of Saranda, is a ruined city dating from at least the 6th century BC. Surrounded on three sides by water the city survived the ancient Greeks, Romans and Byzantines until environmental changes forced its abandonment in the Middle Ages.

I think this shot was an attempt to show the encroachment of the floodplain that so influenced the city’s fate. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the picture, especially when compared to the photographic misdemeanours I’ve committed elsewhere, but it is a bit dull when compared to the ruined buildings from several eras directly behind my back.

View from Butrint, Albania

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