Gene torun sevdası ağır bastı, buralara vakit ayıramadım. Ege adalarından devam etmek istiyorum. Çoğunuz biliyorsunuzdur, Yunanlar da Türkler gibi tavla meraklısı. Oyuncular oyuna öyle yoğunlaşmışlar ki, göz kontağını yalnızca duvardaki deniz kızı ile kurabildim.
I want to continue with the Aegean islands. The Greek men are fond of playing backgammon just like the Turkish men. The players were so much concentrated on their game that I was only able to get in eye contact with the mermaid on the wall.
The island Leros is 74 square kilometres (29 sq mi) and has a coastline of 71 km (44 mi). The municipality includes the populated offshore island of Farmakonisi (pop. 10), as well as several uninhabited islets, including Levitha and Kinaros, and had a 2011 census population of 7,917, although this figure swells to over 15,000 during the summer peak. It is known for its imposing medieval castle of the Knights of Saint John possibly built on a Byzantine fortress. Nearby islands are Patmos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, and the small islands of Agia Kyriaki and Farmakos. In ancient times it was considered the island of Parthenos Iokallis and linked to the Hellenistic and Roman literature on Meleager and the Meleagrides. The administrative center and largest town is Agia Marina, with a population of 2,672 inhabitants. Other sizable towns are Lakkíon (pop. 1,990), Xirókampos (908), Kamára (573), and Álinda (542).
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ourania (51079) 2013-08-11 10:28
this is the island where I live but unfortunately I had to spend the summer away from Leros this year. I'm so happy a TE member has visited it and I I hope you liked it and had a great time there! I like very much the colours and the relaxed atmosphere of your photo. The naturalness of the scene is superb and the diagonal of the two men, the board of backgammon and the smiling mermaid makes your composition so dynamic and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
holmertz (58964) 2013-08-11 10:32
I like this very well composed photo taken over the shoulder of the nearest man, giving us a good view of the game and the wall with the mermaid. We can feel the excitement of the game and their concentration on it. It's a well lit scene with fine, mild colours.
daddo (27890) 2013-08-11 14:51
Hi dear Cagla. Funny little jest about the mermaid.Looking at the thumbnail I was wondering who the woman was in the background and then saw it was only a mermaid! it is a lovely shot oozing with Mediterranean atmosphere - the vine over the trellis, the ripening fruit, the blue chairs,the summer tan,kerchief and the game itself.Perfect timing too. Selamlar. Klaudio.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-08-12 2:49
hello, a nice composition here. Like the mood here a lot. Those people are played with full concentration. Nice composition with very good colours. Good light and sharpness. A very good one. Tfs.
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2013-08-23 6:01
ne güzel kare olmuş bu... deniz kızı çok şey katmış... leros görmek istediğim adalardan, özellikle de lakki'deki faşist dönem italyan mimarisi için... kıskandım valla...