Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kavala , GREECE - Summer thoughts




















































Kavala has always been an important port on the Balkan Peninsula.

Neapolis - Christoupolis - Kavala are its historical names.
It has been inhabited since the Neolithic age.

In the 7th century BC it was a Thassian colony called Neapolis and later it joined the Athenian Alliance.
It gains great prosperity during the Macedonian rule, after Philip II has annexed it, its harbor serving Filippi.The Romans upgraded the major commercial port by having Via Egnatia run through it but at the same time it was made the target of Goth and Hun raids.
Apostle Paul comes to Neapoli to preach the Christian faith in Europe.
Byzantine times, when the town was given the name "Christoupolis" as a prosperous period; however, Normand ravages and Turkish occupation put an abrupt end to it.The important monuments of the old aqueduct, nowadays known as Kamares, dates from that period.

From one arched gate to the other, centuries put on a new face.



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Kavala , GREECE - Summer thoughts


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49 comments:

Costea said...

Observ că şi ei au clădiri frumoase ce sunt neângrijite.

Bitch said...

Nice view of Kavala!
You have captured very beautiful this city.
I love the color of the sea..
Together with the undergoing sun it looks to me always like somebody spilled oil in the water..

A good shot is the fisherman, mending his net!

Greetings from Athens

siga said...

Incredible pictures! I like the sharp contrast on them. Wow

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome pictures!

ADRIAN said...

A wonderful wonderful post. I love the colour popping but the street light is inspirational. Thank you so much.

Gringo said...

The last time I was in Kavala was forty years ago when it was a sleepy backwater. I have to say I prefer it as it was! Nice shots though....

Joop Zand said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC Daliana, my compliments for all your lovely work.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

cypy said...

macar asa in pozae am si eu ocazia sa vad Grecia;))

melanzana said...

Prekrasne fotografije Kavale i prekrasna glazba..
Pozdrav.

tu1074 said...

Foarte frumos trece atmosfera și calmul(aparent!)al Greciei prin minmunatele tale fotografii!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

stunning photos!!!! you've captured the spirit of that town so perfectly.

i've visited kavala... such a beautiful town for a destination!

betty xx

Bob Bushell said...

Great tour of Kavala, a beauty place.

Tina´s PicStory said...

its always very relaxing to visit your blog and enjoy the wonderful photos! :)

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza photos i especially like the swirling colours reflected off the water in photos 20 & 23 :-).

angi said...

Lumina ce se joaca in apa e de un farmec aparte.
Povestea ta cand e vesela ,cand trista,cand veche,cand noua,cand alba,cand colorata,

Scott said...

Wonderful series of shots. I could sit here and study them all day. Thanks so much.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful journey !

Please have a good week ahead.

Costin Comba said...

Impresionant. Locuri de vizitat intr-o viata de om.

Fram Actual said...

Has it occurred to you that you might be in love with Greece, Wind? Yes, I am certain it has.

I also love the colors of the sea in your photographs, and am especially fond of the two where the sun forms patterns on the water. But, my favorite photos are the ones which include the Roman aqueduct and the fortress on the hilltop. Those are the places which would draw me toward them in a visual sense, and I would think it fantastic to stand atop the tower in the fortress and look at the world around me.

Your photographic skills never fail but to amaze me.

Dano Rodriguez said...

Fotos cinematográficas

Cris-Mary said...

Very nice ! Have a good week!

Ola said...

I was there a few years ago! I like how you played on this pictures with colors, very nice!

Humberto Dib said...

Great pics, loved them.
I'll follow you.
Cheers from Argentina.
HD

Traveling Hawk said...

Am vrut sa ma opresc, in drum spre Thassos dar pierdeam ferry-ul, asa ca am renuntat. Vad macar ce am pierdut...

villa said...

Estupendo reportaje fotográfico, colores, composición, reflejos… me gustan todas, felicidades.

Saludos desde Salamanca.

Victor said...

nu mă pricep, dar ai un fel interesant de a te juca cu monocromia... o atragi, îi dai privilegii, apoi o laşi doar un pic să danseze printre culori... atât doar, cât să simţi gust de mister...

salutări, vântule... n-ai mai trecut prin nord, pe unde se agaţă harta...

Roger Gauthier said...

This series fills me with mixed feelings. A beautiful place but with such poverty in certain places...

Many of those photos are works of art all by themselves. Independent, beautiful, but full of meaning. And right after that, a scene of almost utter desolation... Is it possible that some have all the money while others have none?

Beautiful, Daliana, beautiful, thank you oh so very much.

Roger

Elisa said...

Some landscapes are wonderful!

diversediversificate said...

Contraste... Superbe fotografii!

David B. Bustos said...

Un blog muy interesante.
Voy a dar un repaso a fondo a sus fotografías.

Un saludo,
Db.

Max Peter said...

Excellent choices, beautiful colors, a piece of history of an ancient world... What can be more wonderful than all these shots?

Mona said...

Felicitări! Sunt absolut superbe!

DANI said...

E putin spus frumos ... fotografiile sint clare si calde si atit de aproape ... Multumesc !!!

Verena said...

Beautiful pictures! I love Greece! it´sbeen too long that I´ve been there!

Cecilia Artista said...

Amasing! Wonderful photos from Greece! Very great shots!

abbilbal said...

O colecţie foarte frumoasă de fotografii din Grecia.

bookbabie.com said...

So beautiful, I would love to go to Greece just for the photo ops, great selection of pictures!

hopesvisualfaith said...

Breathtaking! :)

keiths ramblings said...

I just love Greece and you photos make me long to go back again. You may be interested in some pictures I took of doors and windows on the island of Samos. Just click on my name and I'll take you there!

CARMEN said...

fara cuvinte... toate sunt deosebit de frumoase! fotografiile ce prezinta jocul luminilor si culorilor sunt preferatele mele!
Happy WW!

Mona Sweden said...

Those photos are amazing!!!

tu1074 said...

Am revăzut cu aceași plăcere !
Minunate fotografii Daliana!

Bibliotecaru said...

Ce păcat că istoria se pronunţă numai la trecut!

Kristy said...

let just say - jealous,
I'd love to spend a summer there!

CARMEN said...

La multi ani! :)

Ms. Pony said...

Stunning images- I must add this to my travel list!

Rizalenio said...

I feel like I'm actually here through your photos. I love everything. Happy weekend! :)

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

I love this set.. boats, water, roofs & alleys. I'm sure you are dreaming about that warm weather that we have left behind !

Firas said...

Great shots and coverage of Greece!!! I really like the 3,4,7 and the last photos! Amazing composition :)

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