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After my The "stormy petrel" photo, one more take from Porto Lagos, with a diferent framing and composition, taken about 45 minutes later. I hope that you wouldn't mind if i copied the note of that previous post:
Here you can see the small Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas), and the bridge that connects it with the mainland of Thrace, very close to the fishing village of Porto Lagos. This is the place were the Thracian sea is separated by a thin line of land from Lake Vistonis (or Vistonida), a natural paradise, a protected area, where several endangered species of birds find shelter.

This little monastery, belongs to a very larger Monastery, Moni Vatopediou (one of the largest and most important in the "Holy" mountain of Athos), that become "synonymous" with the largest political-economical scandal of modern greek history, involving several ministers, priests, monks, lawyers, bankers and stokebrokers, the most peculiar "bunch" of thieves in the long history of looting public property in Greece. And it's this exact place, Lake Vistonida, that was the "stormy petrel" that led to the explosion of the scandal.

For more information about the scandals, that among other reasons, led to the current riots in Greece, read the note of my Greece, the cradle of Democracy? photo. "

If you want to read more about Porto Lagos and Vistonida lake, the history, the climate, the flora and the fauna, take a look HERE.

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