When I was at the city of Lefkada, walking between the narrow allies that the city has, I noticed this one. Very graphic, shows the graphic house types of the area.
Some infos about the houses of Lefkada:
Today's Lefkada town dates to 1684 when the Venetian Morosini 'advised' the inhabitants of the castle to settle outside its walls. The great seismic activity of those years and the limited economic means of the Lefkadiots played a decisive role in the architecture of the houses. The type of house which prevailed in the new capital was the small, mainly two-storey, timber-framed house with a wooden balcony and tiled roof, and narrow lanes running in between the houses.
The upper floor was usually constructed of wood and mud and the lower floor of stone, creating in this way an anti-earthquake structure, unique in the world. With the passing of the years and the regular earthquakes, the inhabitants would rebuild their houses with the same materials, taking care that the upper floor was light and covering it with metal sheeting which they would paint in various delicate colours. This technique is still used today and there are many houses in the centre of town which still have this metal sheeting.
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c_kyr (1810) 2004-09-11 13:02
Nice photo Mpampis.
Full of colors.
Your note is really informative.
Very well done!
Aegean (2571) 2004-09-11 13:51
Nice perspective and very pleasant colors...
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-11 14:41
A very well-seen opportunity for a highly graphical photo, Mpampis. An engaging array of shapes, colors and textures, and a good shooting angle to appreciate all the colorful details here. Great notes, too, well done.
jrj (34841) 2004-09-12 8:02
Nice mix of colours and shades. Well seen detail of this street Mpampis
Schultzy (5446) 2004-09-12 11:40
Good example of the original painting of the building in some parts of Greece. Mpampis, tell me, where is your legendary greek blue sky ?? :)
pulezan (841) 2004-09-13 1:22
weel, you showed us so many different buildings and colours with one shot. just the path look too blue while the sky is not. don t know if was to cloudy or too strong sunlight.
avigur_11 (22077) 2004-09-20 17:09
Everything is nice here - the colors, the POV, the perspective and the light. THe only think that you could improve is the overexposed piece of sky. But it is a nice photo, Mpampis.
- Copyright: Mpampis Mantoukas (Xalkida) (11744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-P10, Memory Stick 256mb
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lefkada - Summer 2004
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-11 10:30