Peloponissos, Stemnitsa - walking alone (study on a b & w photo)

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Stemnitsa is a mountainous village of Municipality of Gortyna, Arcadia. Built in Mainalon mountain at 1080 meters altitude is the highest village in Greece and is designated as a traditional settlement. The distance from Athens is 220 km and 45 km from Tripoli. Its population according to 2001 census is 412 residents.

The area is known since antiquity as Ipsous. According to legend, the ancient Ipsous built by Ypsountas, one of the fifty sons of Lycaon king of Arcadia. Reference is made to Ypsountas by Pausanias in his "Arcadia." It is unknown exactly when it was renamed Stemnitsa but allegedly was in the 7th century AD, after the colonization of areas by Slavs, as Stemnitsa means wooded and shady place in Slavic. Flourished during the Byzantine period, when it was known for ”the bells of Stmnitsa”.

In the revolution of 1821 played a leading role. It was the seat of Theodoros Kolokotronis. As a result of its role in national liberation, served as headquarters of the first Peloponnesian Senate and first informal capital of the rebellious Greek nation for a day-May 27, 1821 - the date on which took part in the First Peloponnesian Senate at the holy monastery of Chrysopigi in Stemnitsa. From Stemnitsa came Demetrius Sfikas, fighter of the Greek Revolution of 1821, who had taken part in the famous Battle of Skouleni (17 June 1821), a village in Romania today. Great historical importance have his "Memories" of the events of 1821 in Dacia.

Due to the difficult terrain of the area the people turned to trade and silverwork. In Stemnitsa there is also the High Technical school of silversmith.

(from Wikipedia)

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Brigitte Uras on January 20, 2012

tres jolie ! like brigitte

Christos Theodorou on January 20, 2012

Brigitte Uras - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on January 20, 2012

interesting pic


ch. bebessi on January 20, 2012

I like this nice image, greetings, charles

Guizel J.c on January 20, 2012

Very nicely done

Beautiful job


Cheers from Portugal.GUIZEL

Christos Theodorou on January 20, 2012

Jesus Miguel Balleros

ch. bebessi


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Wojciech Noworyta on January 20, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Janusz Kulik on January 20, 2012

Witam!!..Bardzo piękne zdjęcie!!! LIKE.Pozdrawiam serdecznie i dziękuję za wizytę,Janusz

Iris.Bl. on January 20, 2012

Πολυ ενδιαφερουσα συνθεση!!!

Αρεσει #7

Καλο βραδυ!!

vinogradik on January 20, 2012

Wonderful walk and mood.. Interesting work! L

✿ܓ Gy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on January 20, 2012


Είναι πολύ πολύ όμορφο!

ειλικρινά Gyöngyi

adoverboy2 on January 20, 2012

Excellent piece of art!!! Well done.

José Luis (vagabu) on January 20, 2012

As a lover of B & W, I must say, I love all your work on this together, hence my sincere congratulations on your good knowing that. A greeting.

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 20, 2012


Thank you for the kind visit!

Nice photo and view!



mehmet nadir yılmaz on January 20, 2012

I congratulate the beautiful sharing.

Christos Theodorou on January 20, 2012

Wojciech Noworyta

Janusz Kulik



♥ ஜ ♥ Gyöngyi ♥ ஜ ♥


José Luis (vagabu)

Nefertiti Reina


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Christos Theodorou on January 20, 2012

mehmet nadir yılmaz - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Godo Nikolov on January 20, 2012

Beautiful art photo. Like.

Leo W on January 20, 2012

very impressiv infrared look - liked

best wishes, Leo

lurdesa_ on January 20, 2012

Amazing photo 15


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  • Uploaded on January 20, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/10/23 12:08:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash