Sparta

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Comments (9)

kwalit@ on June 16, 2008

der verbleichende Tag über verblichenen Grundfesten und Mauerresten. Ein Mythos größer als jedes Relikt es je sein könnte... YS

KKT on June 19, 2008

Genau so ist es, Michael! Es gibt fast nichts zu sehen in Sparta, aber ich würde die wunderbaren Augenblicke, die ich dort erlebt habe, niemals missen wollen! Vielen Dank für das Sternchen! Herzliche Grüße, Karl

KKT on June 21, 2008

Thank you very much, blai! That's very nice!!! Salutations, Karl

Atlas11 on November 20, 2008

'Before the battle at Lefktra (371 BCE), the Lacedaemonians did not suffer a disaster, thus refusing to admit that they ever lost a land battle. Leonidas, they said, had won the victory (480 BCE); just didn't have enough soldiers to finish up the Persians.' From Pausanias' Description of Greece. Book 1:13(5).

KKT on November 25, 2008

Thank you very much for your commentary, Atlas11! I'm very glad that you know Pausanias! To be honest, I didn't read very much of his journey-descriptions, but some of them. But I know the Lacedaimonians from Thukydides, Herodot and Ovid. So it was a really great feeling to be on this very place!!!

Kind regards from Germany,

Karl

Atlas11 on November 27, 2008

KKT hi; Thank you for your remarks regarding Pausanias. Ancient scholars provide a unique insight in the quest for events, legends, religion, topography and structures of the old. Greetings from Florida.

laughingmackerel on December 9, 2008

Thank you KKT for this great shot and Atlas11 for the great history lesson

I really enjoyed your Sparta images

all the best from England

LM

KKT on December 9, 2008

Thank you very much, Atlas11, I think, you are perfectly right! For me it is stunning that people who died more than 2000 years ago can be very close to us in their thoughts and feelings.

Thank you very much for your kind commentary, laughinmackerel! In fact, there are only a very few ancient sights in Sparta because it was never excavated. But it is a peculiar feeling to walk along the old city and to imagine the hidden remains under your feets. Maybe it's one of the most mysterious places in Greece.

Warm regards and all the best from Germany to Florida and England

Karl

ahmet ersungur on June 23, 2011

güzel fotoğraf tebrikler Türkiyeden selamlar like

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  • Uploaded on June 8, 2008
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    by KKT
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z600
    • Taken on 2007/05/29 20:09:17
    • Exposure: 2.000s
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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