snowy scene at mont Pelion
Modern Pelion's twenty-four villages retain traditional Pelian architecture and construction, with stone buildings made out of expertly carved local grey, blue, or green slate and red clay. They are built on terraces on the slopes and offer stunning vistas of the surrounding slopes and the sea. Houses are usually multi-storied and feature the characteristic Pelian oriel construction, with tall windows and abundant painted ornamentation. Pelian tradition calls for three-level houses, with the ground floor used for work (tools, kitchen, storage, washing, weaving), the middle floor used for socializing (common rooms), and the top floor for private rooms (bedrooms). Heat is provided by fireplaces, the chimneys of which run through the walls to provide heat to the upper levels, whereas the top level, being well ventilated, provides for summertime cooling. Interior construction is usually of chestnut timber, stained dark brown and often elaborately carved. Many of the larger Pelian mansions (the arkhontiká or "lordly mansions") have been converted into boutique hotels and hostels. The largest of all the stone buildings and points of reference for the locals are the Pelion Towers. These are huge 300 year old buildings with exquisite visual characteristics that combine building elements of Mountain Pelion of the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Today, Mt. Pelion is part of the Magnesia regional unit (capital city: Volos) and embraces twenty-four villages including
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ikeharel (37254) 2013-01-09 10:38
Winter is here also, in full swing, we have a 5 days storm these days, with rain amount to records.
Fine view on winter in the forest, backlight is an asset here, allow to see the naked trees in fine clarity.
Snowy blanket is in fine contrast.
pajaran (36179) 2013-01-09 12:48
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na drvo i oblake ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto sa snegom.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article on the site with a given data ...
Nice view of the tree and the clouds ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful place with snow shown.
Good evening and all the best.
Sonata11 (28273) 2013-01-09 18:29
very beautiful winter composition and I like the title which is perfect for this image. Wonderfully executed. Perfectly well done. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.
emka (58078) 2013-01-09 23:44
Hi Costantino, I wouldn't expected that you have snow in Greece when in other parts it is quite warm as for winter. Nice view with these delicate branches of leafless trees. Pleasant composition.
Nicou (97583) 2013-01-10 4:20
Avec la neige, quelle compo et image superbe quel bel arbre dans toute son ampleur,très beau cadrage et détachement des branches superbe.
bravo et amitié
adramad (27548) 2013-01-10 7:55
A beautiful winter postcard, ideal the beautiful graphics of these trees against a cloudy sky, but with nice bits of blue, snow piling up in the corners is a good addition to this picture.
Good brightness and color in soft tones.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (86347) 2013-01-10 11:54
Un contre jour parfait qui resplendi l'arbre dénudée de ces feuilles, belle image hivernale dans la forêt
ChrisJ (86818) 2013-01-10 20:01
Superb graphism of that gaunt, dark, central tree with good sharpness and subtle warm cold color contrasts between the yellow & blue. Excellent shadow detail at left with good light contrasts & framing. I might have adjusted levels downward in the slightly oe white highlights. Hope you have a fantastic New Year! Tfs!
amaryllis (30149) 2013-01-14 8:27
une belle photo avec un ciel superbe derrière ces arbres dénudés, des nuages et belles couleurs
karacabeylis (1281) 2013-01-19 7:38
winter trees are always charming as it does here. a well-done comp.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-21 12:35
Τα ομορφα Χάνια στο Πήλιο, πάντα χιονισμένα με τα εξαιρετικά χειμερινά τοπία, πάντα αξέχαστες και μοναδικές εικόνες στήν μνήμη!
καλό σου βράδυ,