Land of mixed cultures
Peloponese peninsula -the land of ancient Spartans_ is the southest (with Creta) part of Greece and one that has especially felt the influence of many different cultures through history.
As a result of the fourth crusade and the fall of Byzantine Constantinople, the Latin conquerors settled there for two hundred years before making place to the Venetians and Ottomans till the greek revolution of 1821 and the declaration of the new independent state in 1828.
As a result of these years of occupation, Peloponese is full of medieval remnants together with many other imposing castle houses built in later periods by wealthy seamen carrying out prosperous trade all over mediterranean sea. Many of those houses still remain ruins mixed with the older medieval remnants of castles and walls.
Stropp 10/11/2018 19:50The mixture of cultures has been always the wealth of Europe. So many achievements are based on this exchange of culture and knowledge. I would aprreciate this would still go on in our times and in future. For respect, peace and well-being in our countries.
A wonderful photo, Alexander. I imagine the deep blue sky seeing these wonderful historical shapes in great b+w. Best regards.