Siatista of economy and culture.
Siatista of the ware-salers, of the furs and the iliasto (sunny wine).
The presence of the city in the financial life is important especially during the 18th century until the beginning of the 19th century, when in the European countries the commercial of Siatista people was very successful.
The financial development was based mainly on the commercial of the merchant from Siatista firstly in Venice and secondly in the countries of Balkan and Middle west Europe.
The wealth they gained gave to the habitants the possibility to build in their motherland beautiful houses with obvious European influence, however adjusted to the local facts, houses made by Greek builders, houses that remained in history as mansion (arhondika) , and also churches with wonderful frescos and icons .here fur info
The financial blooming of the 18th century will be followed by the bankruptcy of the merchant stores and the financial failure, when the European economic facts are dramatically changing.
However the city resists. The cultivation of the vineyards and the development of the art of fur are the favorite fields of Siatista people now.
more info here Siatista Village
Afterwards, at the beginning of the 20th century, many people from Siatista are leaving to America and Australia searching for a better luck.
Today the city attempts to find its place in the new financial landscape.
The vineyards and the fur keep being the main fields of financial activity, though with new technologies and prospect. At the same time the development of tourism gives hopes for better days.
In the following pages you could have a trip to the past and present of Siatista, "here" and "abroad"
See another shot in my here other mansion in WS
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shevchenko (18989) 2009-02-25 23:06
What a beautiful local house,
clear to show it structure,
thanks for sharing.
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-26 0:50
Hi Georgios, I like the rich and deep saturation in this image and the way you have captured it with a fine perspective and pov. the lights and the colours stand out really well my freind
snunney (75104) 2009-02-26 0:53
A good capture of this rather interesting looking house. The tones and textures are well rendered and make a pleasing contrast with the dark blue sky.
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-02-26 1:09
very nice house and good texture with the colours,the details,the light all excellent.
Have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-26 2:37
Beautiful vivid colours and contrast in this very nice picture. Good POV and details
have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-26 4:49
Beautiful architectural image with attractive composition and picturesque colours, I like the contrast between the blue sky and the tints of white building. Splendid photo.Congratulations. Have a nice day!
dip (22232) 2009-02-26 5:24
Geia sou Giorgo,
omorfi fotografia na mas thumizei oti stin Ellada ektos apo koutia exoume kai tetoia deigmata yperoxis arxitektonikis,
vasilpro (40685) 2009-02-26 7:44
Πολύ όμορφο σπίτι με ωραίες λεπτομέρειες της τοπική αρχιτεκτονικής της κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, με πολύ καλό χρωματισμό.
Χαιρετώ σε, Βασίλης.
clio (27955) 2009-02-27 2:22
Geia sou Giorgo,
Magnificent Balkan architecture. I like very much these houses. Here the lighting and the colours are excellent. But I believe that I like even more the WS with its very successful centring.
Thank you for this beautiful visit.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-27 10:18
interesting architecture and beautifull contrasts on this house. Colors and light also are amazing
ekinokswest (2992) 2009-03-08 9:01
if you could not achieve that much of a dark blue it would still be a good photo but not that impressive actually. probably there is a slope on the grounds of house therefore the photo can not be tilted.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S, Polarizer Hoya 62 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): mountainous areas, Siatista village [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 14:29