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Old 11-10-2015, 06:54 AM
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Very breathtaking photos you take as always, Despina. When it comes to great outdoor and scenic photos, you have no equal. Especially love the photos of the rocky cliffs and I really envy you for frequenting these nice nature trips...and your photos also take us along! BTW, who are the people of those stone statues?
Thank you Nick! These two trips were really great.. I loved Meteora and I am planning on going again next year! Next month maybe we'll go to Turkey.. let's see! These people are supposed to be common people from mid-war times here in Greece, fighting for freedom. On the statue is written "Ενωμένη Εθνική Αντίσταση" that means - united national resistance. Most of the statues here are like this one, in rememberance of greeks' fights against our enemies in Ottoman Empire, WW1 and WW2.

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Old 11-26-2015, 03:36 AM
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My fiance thinks he's the king of the world

Who's afraid of hights?

This watery spot is in Kalambaka

This was my lunch in Kalambaka- I took this photo because ours in Thessaloniki are 3 times bigger!

Going up to find the old church!


These rocks were everywhere- we also saw several hickers on them, climbing to the top! Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of them

This lovely church was built in 13th century

Behind the bell structure of this church, there is a cross on the rock. We saw lots of those crosses on the tops of the rocks

Me and Alex

I was happy to see those swans in Trikala!

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More beautiful pictures Despina. The old church is magnificent and so lovely. Our modern builders have a lot to answer for. I bet their ugly buildings will still not be standing after more than 700 years.
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That's a wonder, Kate.. how these buildings are still standing! In my city, there are buildings that are built in 300 or 400 AD and they are still there.. Not to mention about Athens and other areas that have ancient greek temples and all..I guess it's the materials and good techniques that made these structures almost.. immortal!
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Awesome pic's Despina...thank's for sharing them...
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Awesome pic's Despina...thank's for sharing them...
Thank you Randy! we had a really good time and so much fun! we were travelling along with a friendly couple and we were taking pics of each other
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More wonderful pictures, Despina!
They're all beautiful--I loved seeing the church and the picture of you and Alex was just adorable
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They're all beautiful--I loved seeing the church and the picture of you and Alex was just adorable
Thank you Geneva! We took many of those pics and I'm still waiting for more We really loved those places, I even imagined myself living in Kalambaka or Trikala!
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