The Isthmus of Corinth!

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The Corinth Canal (Greek: Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, Dhioryga tis Korinthou) is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. It now has little economic importance.

The canal was mooted in classical times and an abortive effort was made to build it in the 1st century AD. Construction finally got underway in 1881 but was hampered by geological and financial problems that bankrupted the original builders. It was completed in 1893, but due to the canal's narrowness, navigational problems and periodic closures to repair landslides from its steep walls, it failed to attract the level of traffic anticipated by its operators. It is now used mainly for tourist traffic.

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Luca Salieri on March 8, 2014

Amazing..!!

Nothing else to say..

Greetings, Luca

Wadders on March 8, 2014

Classic LIKE

birgitju on March 9, 2014

Sehr schöne Perspektive. L+YS Beste Grüße von Birgit

Mer53 - VIEWS, NO TH… on March 9, 2014

Siempre que lo veo hago el mismo comentario, magnífica obra de ingeniería y ésta tuya sobre todo espectacular luz has conseguido. Saludos.

Fab Dub on March 10, 2014

Beautiful place !!

Amities,Fabrice

Antonio Aroca on March 11, 2014

Un canal fascinante y una fotografía extraordinaria con estupenda explicación. Buen trabajo. L185+F104. Un cordial saludo.

jfbonnefond on March 12, 2014

A chance to be there, unusual picture, great picture, nice. YSL. Greetings my favorite friends. Best whishes for you and your loving close. JEAN

tatranka7 on March 12, 2014

Very good perspective, amazing light and colors...

L+F

Friendly greetings, Tatranka

menonfire on March 19, 2014

Fantastisch diese Perspektive meinen Glückwunsch !!! Like & Fav Grüße der MAIK

Martin Podt on March 24, 2014

Very nice photo, Makis!

L+F

Greetings, Martin

Pasapa. on March 25, 2014

¡¡¡¡Wowwww!!!, ¡¡¡Impressive!!!!

LIKE

Greetings and best wishes...........Pa.

Marjan Kustera on March 31, 2014

You must be on a ship to take this great photo!

Best regards dear friend!

Kuki,Serbia - F/L

Erol Barutçugil on April 2, 2014

Great perspective, striking image. Like. Greetings.Erol

Pajabá on April 9, 2014

Magyarként büszkeséggel tölt el,hogy ez a csodás csatorna létrejöttéhez két magyar mérnök is hozzájárult,TÜRR ISTVÁN ÉS GERSTER BÉLA tervei alapján valósult meg.Egyértelmű FAVORIT!

Boris Boris on May 4, 2014

Interesting and beautiful frame!

Like.

With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris. *
Karl-Heinz Bassemir on May 6, 2014

Lovely scenery, very well composed! Like 169!  Greetings from Germany Berlin, Karl-Heinz

mackedwars on May 28, 2014

Excelente imagen, muy bella y perfectamente captada la simetría.

YS&L

Muy cordiales saludos, amigo makis-GREECE.

Eduardo

jockswa on July 6, 2014

Quite a sight! Lk it Makis. Regards, Jock.

Lucia Mameli on July 24, 2014

Grande foto per un'opera grandiosa. Like. Lucia

ほなみよしえ on September 3, 2014

Great vista! ☆☆113/202!☆☆

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

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Photo taken in Palea EO Athinon Korinthou, Loutraki Agii Theodori, Greece

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