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Land of mixed cultures

Land of mixed cultures

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alexander stefanatos


Premium (World), thessaloniki

Land of mixed cultures

Greece
Peloponese
Kardamili
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.

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  • Adele Oliver 11/11/2018 2:55

    a fine capture of this beautiful old stone church, great
    light giving a three-dimensional effect ... thank you also
    for your always interesting information !!
    wish you a nice Sunday,  
    Adele
  • ann mari cris aschieri 11/11/2018 0:09

    Very beautiful light and shapes in this picture
    Kind regards and thanks fir your  history lesson on your country.
    CIAo!
  • Stropp 10/11/2018 19:50

    The 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.
    Ana

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Camera NIKON D800
Lens TAMRON AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF A061N
Aperture 5
Exposure time 1/640
Focus length 35.0 mm
ISO 400

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