Peloponissos, Dimitsana - walking in the streets - FEB. 2012 CONTEST

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Dimitsana is built on the top of a hill at an altitude of 950 meters from the southern side of which provide wonderful views of the plain of Megalopolis and Taygetos. It is the head of the expanded municipality of Gortynia, and until recently was the seat of the municipality Dimitsana. The story begins during the Homeric times, when the place was the small town of Arcadia Tefthis.

It is a community with the villages of Paleochora and Karkalou and the monasteries of Aimialon and Philosopher, with a total population of 740 inhabitants. Dimitsana before the war had a double population, in 1960 had 2,000 inhabitants, but many Dimitsanites migrated and settled in America, Australia and elsewhere.

Dimitsana during the Turkish occupation played an important role in the "secret school" and in 1821 with "gunpowder Dimitsanitiko" manufactured. It is homeland of the martyr Patriarch Gregory V, whose statue dominates the main square, which was donated by Maraslis, and the Bishop Paleon Patron Germanos, where both houses are preserved.

In the museum of Dimitsana housed in the Library exposed textiles, looms, folk art and archaeological collections. Just outside of the village there is an Open Water Power Museum, which aims to highlight the traditional water power motion plantations, that were formerly very prevalent in the region.

In the place of the current Dimitsana was the ancient Arcadian city Tefthis which had participated in the Trojan war and the colonization of Megalopolis.

In 963 AD founded the Abbey of Philosopher 2.5 km outside Dimitsana. Dimitsana name was first mentioned in 967 AD in a patriarchal document relating to the monastery Philosopher. In 1764 a wise monk Agapios, built a library and moved the books from the monastery. The library grew continuously until 1821, because the Patriarchate gave new books to Dimitsana, where operated a bishop school that became known by the name "Tutorial Greek Letters". The School of Dimitsana operated from 1764 and graduated from it many bishops and scholars, among them Gregory V and Paleon Patron Germanos.

During the war of 1821, much of the library was destroyed, as the Greeks needed the paper to make cartridges at the 14 gunpowder mills of Dimitsana, who worked day and night feeding the militants. For this reason Dimitsana called "powder magazine of the Hellenic Nation."

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Dim Leventis #Visual… on January 2, 2012

Πολύ όμορφη Α/Μ Αρεστή 18

Καλή Χρονιά Χρήστο!

Federico Beria on January 2, 2012

molto bella!

Christos Theodorou on January 2, 2012

Dim Leventis

Federico Beria


Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Θερμές ευχές για Ευτυχισμένο Νέον Έτος / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Les meilleurs voeux pour une Bonne Année - Amitiés d’ Athènes

PhotoPhotis on January 2, 2012

Πανέμορφη προοπτική και απόδοση στο μαυρόασπρο. Εξαιρετική.Φώτης

Christos Theodorou on January 2, 2012

PhotoPhotis - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Θερμές ευχές για Ευτυχισμένο Νέον Έτος

Francisco “Francisco… on January 2, 2012

Nice composition B & W.

like

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

Best greetings,Francisco

david Saussé on January 2, 2012

Très belle photo noir et blanc une belle composition !! Meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année Salutations David

Zorica Bogdanovic on January 2, 2012

Good photo! Happy New Year, Christos! Best regards, Zorica

Wolf im Schafspelz on January 3, 2012

Good idea, perfectly realized. The portrait format and b/w conversion go nicely with this motif. LIKE and

best wishes

duyhan on January 3, 2012

I very like this composition! Well done! LIKE-23

Greetings, duyhan.

Reza Hekmat on January 3, 2012

Nice composition .

like.

HAPPY NEW YEAR .

Best greetings,Gh

Christos Theodorou on January 3, 2012

FranciscoGC

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Wolf im Schafspelz

duyhan

Gh.H.


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best Wishes and Happy New Year - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Les meilleurs voeux pour une Bonne Année - Amitiés d’ Athènes

antoni f. on January 3, 2012

fine monochrome work, very good light, lk

happy new year

pepeljuga1 on January 3, 2012

vrlo zanimljiv pogled na ovu staru ulicu.. L

Pozdrav, Tanja

Christos Theodorou on January 3, 2012

antoni f.

pepeljuga1


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best Wishes and Happy New Year - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Les meilleurs voeux pour une Bonne Année - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 3, 2012

Hello,

Very nice photo and view!

LIKE 27!

JOE

José Daniel Cuello on January 3, 2012

Christos Theodorou Excelente toma en blanco y negro, la temática con dos personas accediendo al callejón le dan un aire de esos que: Me gusta y Favorita Recibe mis respetos desde Córdoba-Argentina. Daniel

chene nos on January 3, 2012

las fotografias mas simples, al final son las que perduran, Like y enhorabuena. saludos de Chene.

Alexey Makhin on January 3, 2012

Hello, Dear Christos Theodorou, Christos!


Many thanks for your visit, nice comments and Like!


I LIKE it very much


May you prosper and be joyous in the coming year,

may your holiday season be decorated

with happiness and good cheer!

Happy New Year!


With warm greetings from Russia, Alexey.

Alfre MM on January 3, 2012

Beautiful black and white photo, great framing. LIKE. Happy 2012, Alfredo.

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