This castle was gifted by Ali Pasha Tepelena to his wife Vasiliqi. The catle is mentioned in the Alexander Dymas book Cont of Monte Cristo
Ali Pashë Tepelena in Albanian, Tepedelenli Ali Paşa in Turkish, commonly known as Ali Pasha, (1741 – January 24, 1822) was the military ruler (pasha) of a large area of the Ottoman Empire's European territories. Known as the Lion of Janina (after his capital in the Greek town of Ioánnina), he achieved a notorious reputation as a cruel and bloodthirsty tyrant.
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daddo (21474) 2006-07-28 7:27
Greetings Rezarta. I have a book about Ali, titled Ali Pasha The Diamond of Jannina, written by William Plomer (1970).On the cover are these words: Thief, liar, kidnapper, sadist, sensualist, terrorist, murderer, and millionaire- Ali Pasha was the most powerful figure in Ottoman Europe. And all power turns to dust, here it looks like a ruin. A haunting shot with the evening light and the stillness. Nice compostion. Good use of the flashlight. Regards. Klaudio
Land-of-Eagles (108) 2006-07-30 18:06
Shume foto e bukur. me lejo te bej nje modifikim dhe shpresoj te pelqeje workshopi im.
For the user before:
I would to say that Ali Pasha has lived at 1741-1822 and you have to think the mentality of that time and not of this our time.
Second: Is true what Ali Pasha was like thief and millionaire great war general ecc, but i don't want to think what the Great Britain and his royal was at that time 1741-1822, maybe were worse than Ali Pasha?
I believe yes.
But William Plomer didn't wrote never for his country and English Thiefs, liars, kidnappers, sadists, sensualists, terrorists, murderers, and millionaires.
He was borne at South Africa a colony of Great Bretain and like other colonies the Great Bretain, didn't take them with peace.....