A house built in the beginning of the 19th century. The road coming from Ayia Marina leads to Crithoni and Alinda. It is said to have been one of the most luxurious houses on Leros once. During the bombardments of the Battle of Leros, the family that lived there seeked refuge to the caves, like all civilians on the island. The house was bombarded by air and hit from the ground. When they came back, after the end of the battle, they found it destroyed and looted. The family left the island for good.
Due to its strategic importance during WW2 and to the great battle, Leros has been named Malta of the Aegean.
Leros in fact is the island of Navarone. The Great battle of Leros during the second world war probably inspired Alistair MacLean to write the guns of Navarone. The battle of Leros lasted for almost 50 days and nights from the 23 of September 1943 to the 16th of November 1943, when the German forces Launch the operation Leopard to capture the island from the Italian and the British forces after Italy's capitulation in 1943.
During the battle of Leros numerous aircrafts of the Luftwaffe and RAF where hit and sunk in the sea around Leros as well as many war ships., therefore has a unique underwater museum ready to be explored by divers who will find a unique experience exploring all those sunken war remnants. There is also a war museum built in a war tunnel at the area of Lakki (near the main port of the island), Merikies, with many items from the battle like guns, helmets, uniforms and other memorabilia. The war museum reminds a mini Dover museum to those that have been there..
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mohammad_H (7488) 2012-03-08 9:21
Unfortunately, the old house and now you ruin it with a beautiful landscape image trouble
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-08 11:04
Hi my friend
View of building the best cheesy with the bolt's
vasilpro (40557) 2012-03-08 12:39
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ όμορφη η σύνθεσή σου με τα ερείπια ενός παλαιού σπιτιού μάλλον αρχοντικού που το έχει καταβάλει ο χρόνος, μου αρέσει και το βάθος πεδίου με το κάστρο πάνω από το γραφικό λιμανάκι της Αγίας Μαρίνας.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Sonata11 (31199) 2012-03-09 11:24
beautifully captured this old ruin building with fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, perfect clarity of details with great POV, which show us fantastic perspective. Ourania, you did great job. I like it your execution. Perfectly well done.
All the best and have a nice WE,
bema (26179) 2012-03-09 11:57
looks for sure like a real splendid house it may have been in former times.. would be nice nice to see it again in better conditions..
have a nice evening, see you soon, Jassu Bernd
ChrisJ (91200) 2012-03-10 9:21
Good shadow & textural detail in the wall with excellent warm cold color contrasts between the yellow red area both in the shadows & sunlight, and the blue sky. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!
golus (2893) 2012-03-10 10:28
You have been doing a magnificent work to introduce all the aspects of lovely Leros to us. I've read your extensive notes with great interest and searched wikipedia about the Battle of Leros. What a great history. Once again I realized that history of the world has been written on the land that we're sharing.
I liked the way you composed this shot; stark but very strong. The lovely house is still standing on its feet after all these. Thanks for sharing my friend. Have a nice Sunday.
dip (22130) 2012-03-17 0:38
Γειά σου Ουρανία,
πρέπει να είμαστε πρωταθλητές σε εγκαταλειμμένα κτίρια,όπου κι'αν πας στην Ελλάδα τα συναντάς,αποτελούν όμως ενδιαφέροντα κίνητρα να τα φωτογραφίσεις,
μου αρέσει η γωνία λήψης και η διαχέιριση φωτισμού στη φωτογραφία σου!
baddori (19133) 2012-08-02 23:12
Brutta la guerra, ma brutto non essere indipendenti.
Da noi niente guerre ....da sempre, ma fare quello che dicono gli altri.
Fine della "Tirrenia" societÓ di navi pubblica, crisi mondiale privati, due vecchie navi greche della Minoan Lines.http://www.fazeritalia.it/fazerforum/showthread.php?t=265579.
Il biglietto raddoppiato.
Un grande isolamento.
La guerra la fanno i ricchi.
La vivono, la subiscono , ne pagano le spese i poveri.
ikeharel (43903) 2012-10-18 4:41
What a waste... such a big old mansion could be a jewl villa, if taken good care and restored.
Nice documented, excelent photojob done.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-01-07 6:03
A picture depicting the overall view of this record shot of the old house fading out of the present, the dilapidated subject that has seen a better life, nevertheless attractve enough to draw the eyes showing its rustic qualities. Good sharpness, contrast and saturation to turn it more excitingly. Good shot, Congrats
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-03-05 19:55
Ομορφα, ιστορικά απομεινάρια να θυμίζουν το δοξασμένο παρελθόν τους!Πρέπει να επισκεφθώ τήν Λέρο...