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A nice shot. I like it. Brumm

A wonderful image from you. (L) Brumm

super... nie doszliśmy tam niestety... w sierpniu zbyt gorąco było!!!

These buildings are called Vorizaki (Little Vorizi). Their constructrion begun just after the 1940-1945 war but never actually finished! The big village just before this plateau is Vorizia, famous for its resistance against the Turkish occupation and the German Nazi occupation of Crete. The Germans bombed and afterwards burned the village to the ground killing many of the villagers in both occasions. The remaining villagers fled to the mountains and had to live in caves or in the black burnt rubble of their houses. The government after the war tried to build the houses in the picture in order to provide shelter but, being proud and independent, the villagers preferred to rebuild their own houses in the original village site, thus honouring their ancestors for their sacrifice. In the meanwhile they lived in the nearby caves and sheep shelters up the mountains. So it is not a deserted village that we see...

We used to call this the Potato Chip Stadium back in 1991.

Beautiful location, excellent angle - like!

Best regards,

Michael

Błażej Tomiczek, Many thanks for photographing METEORA of my country.In this link you can see a rock like yours photo but in Greece Klick HereMichael

Please this monastery is St.Barbara Rousanou not Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas.Klick Here.Michael

Please this monastery is St.Barbara Rousanou not Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas.Klick Here.Michael

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