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Lion In Relief
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Lion In Relief
Lion In Relief
Taken in Istanbul, July 2008, Museum of the Ancient Orient

The ancient lion of Babylon on the Ishtar Gate was made of molded brick with polychrome glaze and appeared along the side of the 'Processional Way' in Babylon around 604-562 B.C. The 'Processional Way' led out of the city through the massive Ishtar Gate, the lion was the symbol of Ishtar, the goddess of war and fertility. There were some 120 lions such as this one decorated along the walls. Several museum around the world are in posession of these polychrome lions.
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Kristy A. Keene
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    How Neat! Great Capture!

9/25/2008 12:13:14 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great colors, textures & framing!

9/25/2008 12:16:41 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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great capture!

9/25/2008 12:20:52 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Rather fierce looking lion! Terrific capture, Vladan!

9/25/2008 12:23:20 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Awesome ancient find and capture Vladan!!Thanks for sharing!Brett

9/25/2008 12:29:20 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Beautiful piece of Mesopotamian art and you captured it beautifully Vladan!!

9/25/2008 12:51:19 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic, Vladan. Great colors, comp. and textures!

9/25/2008 1:22:14 AM

 
Avril Young
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very interesting indeed Vladan...awesome textures and colour..Beautiful capture!

9/25/2008 2:16:02 AM

 
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Wonderful textures, comp and detail Vladan!!

9/25/2008 2:16:20 AM

 
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Great colors and design
Amazing how well they've held up over the years

9/25/2008 2:24:02 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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That is fascinating! You really captured all the textured beauty of this piece, Vladan.

9/25/2008 2:54:02 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Fantastic composition, detail and textures, Vladan!!

9/25/2008 3:11:34 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic image!!!

9/25/2008 3:47:57 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Stunning shot, excellent colors and light, love it!

9/25/2008 4:55:49 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Thanks for sharing the story, history and capture!! :)

9/25/2008 5:56:59 AM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Beautiful image.Wonderfrul art work.

9/25/2008 6:03:24 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Fantastic capture with great colors, details and textures, Vladan!!!

9/25/2008 7:06:19 AM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Great shot Vladan and a very nice story that comes along with it! Excellent!

9/25/2008 7:13:35 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Fantastic capture of this colorful lion. Great texture details Vladan! Interesting stoical description!!

9/25/2008 7:18:33 AM

 
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Ha!Yes,indeed,Vladan!Our animal day!!:-)Amazing lighting and color,great textures,Vladan!:-)

9/25/2008 8:00:54 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Outstanding image, Vladan! Love this one!

9/25/2008 10:29:14 AM

 
Amber J. Skene
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WOW!! Such vibrant colors, fantasic details and clarity, and amazing texture! A great capture!

Thanks for adding the history behind this. It makes it even better!

9/25/2008 12:32:58 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!!

9/25/2008 2:37:14 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!!

9/25/2008 2:40:24 PM

 
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Great journalism behind the story of theses gorgeous lions, Vladan!!!!! Wonderful image!!!!!! ♫ k

9/25/2008 4:29:43 PM

 
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Wonderful photo and description, Vladan. Nice find! Well done.

9/25/2008 5:43:11 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific textures Vladan. Sure looks like a relieved lion! ;)

9/25/2008 6:15:24 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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lovely lion hihihi

9/25/2008 9:25:42 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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My friend,that is so beautiful.Really like the color and detail on this shot,Vladan!!!!!!!

9/25/2008 9:59:20 PM

 
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Stunning! Truly sensational photo!

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9/26/2008 11:06:16 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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LOVE the texture and colors details Vladan as the image that looks so powerful!!!

9/29/2008 2:49:15 PM

 
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Awesome texture&detail !

10/1/2008 12:32:54 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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What a wonderful find and terrific capture, Vladan! Great colors and textures!

10/10/2008 9:06:13 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

10/13/2008 9:44:26 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your finalists!

10/22/2008 7:17:42 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your finalists!

10/22/2008 7:17:43 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist.

10/22/2008 7:20:08 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Sorry I missed this beautiful capture Vladan. Congrate on your well deserved Finalist. Bill

10/22/2008 7:41:36 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Vladan!

10/22/2008 7:45:15 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Huge congratulations, Vladan! A fantastic finalist!

10/22/2008 8:04:08 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!

10/22/2008 8:07:15 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations Vladan, on your outstanding finalist!

10/22/2008 8:24:26 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist,Vladan!!!:-)

10/22/2008 8:39:16 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Vladan!! Best of luck in the next round!!

10/22/2008 8:54:32 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Big congratulations Vladan! This image is fantastic! I hope you win! I'm very happy for you!

10/22/2008 9:00:51 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Vladan!

10/22/2008 9:04:45 PM

 
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Vladan- Your work is so beautiful and you bring us so many fasinating tales with your pictures. Congratulations on the finalist. Way to go my friend.

10/22/2008 9:18:02 PM

 
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CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!!

10/22/2008 10:42:31 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Svaka cast, Vladane. Congratulations!

10/22/2008 10:48:05 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations Vladan!!Great result!!Brett

10/22/2008 10:50:26 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Vladan!

10/23/2008 1:11:57 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations my dear friend for this Finalist, Vladan!!!
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10/23/2008 2:08:16 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations, Vladan! :-)

10/23/2008 4:09:23 AM

 
Dorann Weber
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This is stunning Vladan.A well deserved finalist..Congratulations!

10/23/2008 6:40:04 AM

 
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Huge Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!!!

10/23/2008 6:47:00 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Great image Vladan!!! Congratulations on your finalist... well done!

10/23/2008 7:31:29 AM

 
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WTG, Vladan!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this EXCELLENT finalist! Deb

10/23/2008 7:55:11 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!

10/23/2008 8:28:01 AM

 
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Congratulations on your great Finalist, Vladan!

10/23/2008 8:41:19 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Vlad, congratulations

10/23/2008 8:53:15 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Awesome finalist Vladan. Peter

10/23/2008 9:30:25 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fantastic find, beautifully captured!! Congratulations, Vladan!

10/23/2008 10:10:32 AM

 
Amber J. Skene
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Congrats on your finalist!

10/23/2008 10:28:07 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your Finalist!

10/23/2008 12:23:21 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, Vladan!!

10/23/2008 1:45:13 PM

 
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Big congratulations, Vladan on your wonderful finalist! Sretno!

10/23/2008 2:18:52 PM

 
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Congrats Vladan!! Jeff

10/23/2008 4:14:15 PM

 
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Congratulations Vladan!!!

10/23/2008 4:31:03 PM

 
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Congratulations, Vladan!

10/23/2008 6:44:02 PM

 
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Congrats Vladan on your Finalist!

10/23/2008 7:42:55 PM

 
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Congratulations on your excellent Finalist,Vladan!!

10/24/2008 12:21:27 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations you your finalist!

10/24/2008 4:35:25 AM

 
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A big congratulations on your lovely image, Vladan!

10/24/2008 10:46:24 AM

 
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Fantastic finalist, Vladan!!!

10/24/2008 12:08:09 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist image, Vladan! Well done!

10/24/2008 2:51:49 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Srdecne cestitke !!!

10/24/2008 3:44:52 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your finalist Vladan, a beautiful image:)

10/24/2008 5:33:52 PM

 
Sandy Powers
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Vladan, this is so interesting. I love the rugged old stones complimenting the vibrant colors. Congratulations on a finalist award for this great photo!

10/24/2008 5:37:35 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Terrific capture and background history Vladan ~ many congrats on your finalist!

10/25/2008 8:21:15 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Thank you everyone for your terrific comments and lovely words!

10/25/2008 6:52:17 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations Vladan on your splendid finalist.

10/25/2008 7:22:30 PM

 
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Congratulations Vladan on this wonderful finalist!!

10/25/2008 9:41:38 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Vladan!

10/26/2008 11:01:24 AM

 
Heidi Knight
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Congreats on this great finalist! WTG, Vladan!!!

10/27/2008 12:05:20 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Vladan!!!

10/27/2008 11:13:50 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Belated Congratulations for this finalist, Vladan! Rich colors and sharp details!

11/6/2008 4:11:37 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory remarks. I appreciate them all!

11/7/2008 4:11:46 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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SPECTACTULAR colors & image Vladan- HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!

12/1/2008 6:06:43 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Thanks Angela!

12/1/2008 7:46:58 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Awesome image, Vladan!!! Beautifully captured!! Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!!

12/1/2008 8:07:54 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Thanks Kerry!

12/2/2008 8:42:23 PM

 
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