The church of Agios Dimitrios in Almyros City. This church was rebuilt after a catastrophically earthquake, which destroyed the whole town in 1980.
Almyros, which means 'salty' in the Greek language, is the capital town of the homonymous province of the prefecture of Magnisia, which is in the center of prosperous plain, known as 'Krokio Pedio' and is crossed by torrents. The Municipality of Almyros counts 12.000 residents.
We can trace the history of contemporary Almyros back to ancient Alos, home of Achilles, near the site Kefalosi (about 10 km south of Almyros). Alos was a very important and populous town, famous for its port and for its part in the Persian Wars. After Byzantine time, especially because of the pirate raids, they built the town in the position that it is today. Further on, after the WWII the town has started its development. In 1980 as I told you, an earthquake destroyed the whole town. In addition, Almyros composes an important agricultural and commercial center of Magnisia, and also, it is has started to be developed as a tourist center for the area. In the Museum you can admire the findings from the Neolithic period. At the opposite side you can visit the old High School, which is a monumental classic building from the begging of 20th century, which alongside the Museum are the oldest monumental building of the area.
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Tue (27364) 2005-03-22 18:24
Beautiful blue sky, good contrast between this sky and the church. The palm tree in front is very good!
Just very well done! :-D
lukie (0) 2005-03-22 18:29
The architecture of the church is not so interesting, but what a nice, clean, sharp picture you made of this... must be a pretty good camera you have there...
weswang (18223) 2005-03-22 18:30
Hi Ioannis, I guess the clean building plus the clean sky can be seen in Mediterranean only. With the shaded palm tree leaves in front, you have well captured the environment and atmosphere. Well done.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-03-22 18:56
I am finally back from a conference!
wow, good composition and point of view. and I must say the rebuild looks perfect, no sign of any catastrophe.
I like the fantastic contrast you have done here. This is picture perfect. and great notes.
good work and regards,
alvaraalto (6105) 2005-03-22 18:57
The strong contrast almost hurts my eyes. Very beautiful and sharp picture.
singuanti (15250) 2005-03-22 21:45
Ioannis this shot is overloading with visual pop! I like and appreciate this simple, refined architecture. The palm branches do amazing things for the composition. I like this shot a lot, thanks for sharing!
papagolf21 (83978) 2005-03-23 7:08
Bonjour mon ami Ioannis,
L'homme est très souvent impuissant devant les effets telluriques ou sismiques impulsés par la Terre ! L'église a conservé un style bien particulier qui est très plaisant à regarder. De plus, lorsque l'on regarde ce paysage aux couleurs si merveilleuses, il est bien difficile de ne pas avoir envie de partir rejoindre ce très beau pays.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-03-23 9:31
Bright light and colors with strong contrasts,Ioannis!Nice compo with the palm in the foreground.Very crisp and clear image!
MvS (4163) 2005-03-23 10:29
Beautiful colours of the church and the sky. The effect of the green and silhouette of the palm tree in the front is very good. If there had been no shadows on the stairs it would have been too perfect...
capthaddock (28790) 2005-03-23 12:43
Hi Ioannis - very nice use of the dark palm leaves against the bright church.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-03-23 15:59
interesting perspective, very well seen good foreground palm trees too
Schultzy (5446) 2005-03-24 10:06
Very nice subject Ioannis. I like the composition and the very natural colors. The sun gives a wonderful light. Well done !
papapit (33) 2005-03-28 3:32
Όμορφη φωτογραφία, πολύ καθαρή και με δυνατά χρώματα, έντονο contrast. Πολύ καλή σύνθεση με το φοίνικα σε πρώτο πλάνο.
maurajn (902) 2005-04-07 22:55
This photo really catches my eye, and the reason is the vegetation obstructing some of the details of the building. I wonder why that is? Very nice approach to photographing a symmetrical building. Of course the brilliant blue of the sky highlighting the bright building is also striking.
pavstav (0) 2005-04-08 10:14
Very nice picture of the church. Great contrast, sharpness and colors. The composition is well captured.
MarekP (4750) 2005-04-11 13:04
Very clean colors, perfect contrast and sharpness. I like the palm tree in foreground, because it makes the picture deeper.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-04-18 16:46
Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία, με εκπληκτικό φως, καταπληκτικό μπλε ουρανό και όμορφα, ζωηρά χρώματα. Ο φοίνικας στα δεξιά μας χαλάει λίγο την θέα, αλλά είναι τμήμα του φυσικού περιβαλλοντος έτσι κι αλλιώς...
nbournas (3229) 2005-06-01 8:27
Ομορφα χρωματα και καλο καδρο. Εαν εχεις το PS CS2 ισως θελεις να παιξεις λιγακι με την δυνατοτητα να ισιωσεις τις γραμμες τοθ κτηριου και να τις κανεις παραλληλες.
greg64g (11193) 2005-06-04 5:05
Wooo nice picture and church, i like it a lot and looks quite different that i saw in Santorini.
i like the very blue sky too
sixTL (8596) 2005-10-12 1:25
Hi John, Very nice image. Colors are great. I like the frame and light. Excellent sharpness overall. Congratulations. Regards Artur