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Freedom in mountains

Freedom in mountains

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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, thessaloniki

Freedom in mountains

Region of Epirus
Zagorochoria villages

Zagorochoria form a bundle of very picturesque villages in a remote and mountainous site in the region of Epirus. Their origin dates back to late 17th and early 18th century with the male family members great experts in stone masonry building solid residencies and carrying the craft from father to son. Houses, coble roads and especially totally handbuilt bridges connecting villages through canyons, still survive in excellent condition. Until the past 20 to 30 years access to these villages required a strenuous trip on a strong car and, in cases of very bad weather, not to mention the exceptionally rough winters in that height, use of mules was imperative for the completion of the trip. Due to their remote location, most of these villages remained out of the reach and consequences of the Ottoman occupation. Presently the site has turned to a very pleasant holiday resort for relax and winter sports.

In the photo one of the villages in the valley and far behind the imposing bulk of the Tzoumerca mountains.

Comments 8

  • rolvin 26/04/2016 0:11

    Boasting an excellent location, which occupies this small village in the beautiful mountain scenery. The people there are determined as a large family, no secrets remain secret in. It is good that there are such places, where other values are capitalized. A great photo!
    Best wishes, Roland
  • Mirjam Burer 09/04/2016 17:28

    a very beautiful area which I should visit one day..
    Great and impressive with the mountains surrounding the little village and warm light, I love this good compo in colour and compliment Alexander..
    ómorfo Savvatokýriako, me agapi..
  • catherine Berthe 08/04/2016 19:04

    magnifique vue +++++ amitiés catherine
  • SINA 07/04/2016 11:46

    Welch wunderschönes Foto und Frieden dieses Ortes Alexander
    herzliche Grüße von Kristine
  • sparkling light 07/04/2016 11:05

    Fine sunlight spot on the village with a rather dramatic weather background.
  • Sue Thompson 07/04/2016 9:42

    An excellent capture of this village as the sun lit it up for you making it stand out from that imposing backdrop of magestic mountains.

  • Harold Thompson 07/04/2016 9:03

    The village nestled nicely in the sunlight good depth to the scene
    :-)) Harold
  • Adele Oliver 07/04/2016 2:40

    a very impressive location below the high mountains for this picturesque little village .... beautiful how the light strikes the roofs - splendid colours and mood !!!
    best regards, Adele


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Camera NIKON D700
Lens Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
Aperture 3.2
Exposure time 1/500
Focus length 32.0 mm
ISO 400

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