A mourning memory

A mourning memory

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alexander stefanatos

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A mourning memory

Aivalic (Kidonies)

Aivalic is the present Turk name of the city Kidonies, a greek historic city inhabited since 1500 BC. The city passed through many changes following the historic developments of that region and, around the end of 19th century was a thriving city with 40000 greek families, schools, Christian Orthodox churches and significant industrial activities. It was the second largest greek city in Anatolia after Ismir on the coast. According the Lauzanne treaty(1923) regulations imposing population exchanche between the two countries, all greek families fled as refugees abandoning houses and fortunes behind.

In the photo a typical neighborhood with the abandonned houses.

Comments 20

  • José Ramón Miguel 28/12/2015 23:41

    Bella bifurcación de caminos llena de color.
  • Gianmaria Giordanengo 14/12/2015 21:02

    A beautiful image.

  • Carlo.Pollaci 13/12/2015 19:41

    Magnifica incisiva fotografia. Efficace documentazione.
    Un caro saluto,
  • Bernd Jöhnk 10/12/2015 21:40

    Beeindruckend,die Bearbeitung gefällt.
    Gruß Bernd
  • s. sabine krause 07/12/2015 15:02

    ironically enough, the most painful memories often come in the most outrageously beautiful colors! the vivid facades, the people laboring uphill on the muddy road, the telling road sings… it all makes the twists, ironies, and harassments of history strongly felt! greetings, sabine. p.s.: always enjoying the info you provide!!
  • Adele Oliver 06/12/2015 0:43

    one imagines how much life there must have been going on here at one time ... so much history, and so sad how it has all changed - your image shows the once-upon-a-time fine buildings well ... I like your composition and the light and very effective editing !!
    greetings, Adele
  • adriana lissandrini 05/12/2015 20:46

    a very sad country, a story stopped abruptly, a view really distressing, very well photographed by you, Alexander
    caro saluto, Adriana
  • Giampiero Mazzoleni 05/12/2015 17:55

    FANTASTICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ciao, Giampi
  • Mirjam Burer 05/12/2015 17:25

    Such a sad history lies behind this beautiful image, Alexander..
    but the compo is a fine one and compliment..
    glg, Mirjam
  • Jaap Koer 05/12/2015 14:54

    That looks old and beautiful.
  • Sue Thompson 05/12/2015 10:12

    A superb yet very sad scene that, along with your explanation, shows mans inhumanity o his fellow man.....

  • Franco Uliviero 05/12/2015 10:11

    Mi piacciono molto questi posti che visiti e fotografi...
    i colori rendono le immagini reali ... vive nel loro ambiente,
    Esse raccontano le storie ... i drammi vissuti di intere popolazioni .
    Il tuo genere è molto interessante.
  • sparkling light 05/12/2015 9:55

    Fine documentary shot, and a sad history to tell.
    gr. Jost
  • Harold Thompson 05/12/2015 8:58

    Such a shame it as been so neglected
    :-)) Harodl
  • alexander stefanatos 05/12/2015 8:38

    Evoluer pour le meilleur ou le pire, Dominique?....


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