Tuesday, July 22, 2014

West toward the mountains

Samuil’s Fortress on Lake Ohrid
Watercolour sketch
©2014 Charlene Brown

Away from the capital, Macedonians seem less preoccupied with the Greek question, but they have had to contend with various invasions over the years, and the remains of the imposing fortress of Tsar Samuil would seem to indicate this was never a simple matter.  The fortress was built during the Middle Ages, on the site of the original fortification built in the 4th century BCE by Philip II.