-Since we have reached Monemvasia, let’s mention a couple of useful things, as you may have some questions.
-Firstly, the name of Monemvasia. The name comes from a narrow piece of land (“the bridge”), which joins the rock of Monemvasia with the mainland, creating thus one and only entrance to Monemvasia.
-Initially, Monemvasia was called only the castle and the city on the rock and the area before the bridge, while the city is officially called Gefyra; nowadays, the whole area is called Monemvasia.
-You may hear the name Monemvasia stressed on the third or the fourth syllable; they are all correct!
*See my WS1+2 here my WS1+2
When you reach the new city, just before the Bridge, you may park your car and have an enjoyable walk on foot.
-Starting from the beginning of the bridge and looking at the rock, on our left, passing by the small street of the kiosk, we proceed towards the beach with pebbles and Kakavos, where you can swim and relax, since there are café – bars just above the beaches.
-On the right side of the bridge, there is the parking place, where events take place during summer. You can see many café and restaurants on your way to the small picturesque port. The grilled octopus smell is pervasive and the ambience is almost always festive.
-When being here, you should not omit buying the marvelous “Amygdaloto” (sweet made of almonds), local wine, pasta but also tasting the delicacies of the area. There are various restaurants, for all tastes.
Keep on walking; you will reach a place with taverns for delicious food, having a view of the Rock of Monvemvasia.
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gervaso (9339) 2009-09-18 7:20
Wonderful perspetive, of this wonderful road! Must even be dangerous to drive there, for it must be difficult to concentrate on the road without looking around at this wonder! Hehehe! The sky is also beautiful! Wonderful composition! Well done!
PS: You've uploaded the same picture as a workshop?
portmanndominic (2400) 2009-09-18 7:23
à good indroduction to the greek Gibraltar , the road is the good way to see the rock
colors are well , the note is useful
subhendu_bagchi (25117) 2009-09-18 7:29
great way of composing. The road leads our eyes upto the rocks, which is looking beautiful. The emerald colour of water nicely contrast with it and added the soft tone to your photo. Great sharpness and clarity. Great job.
Congrats from India.
Have a nice weekend.
john1 (4028) 2009-09-18 7:38
Excellent perspective, very nice colors of the sky and the details of the rock are great. Very nice point view of Greek Gibraltar. Wonderfull sharpness and contrast.
have a good day.
bema (26237) 2009-09-18 8:25
Georgios, geia sou..
really a very fine take and an impressive view, using clever the road to lead the eyes into the scenery..
great colors, good sharpness, a brilliant picture!
Cricri (100395) 2009-09-18 8:39
Belle perspective de la route qui méne le regard vers l'énorme rocher, un ciel intéressant, des couleurs et détails appréçiable, belle image
jurek1951 (40949) 2009-09-18 13:38
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. Beautiful clouds and sky.
vasilpro (40701) 2009-09-18 14:07
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Η πολύ καλά διαλεγμένη γωνία λήψης έδωσε μια ιδιαίτερη προοπτική στη σύνθεσή σου, με το δρόμο να οδηγεί το μάτι στο βράχο της Μονεμβασιάς κάτω από τον υπέροχο αυτόν ουρανό.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
ChrisJ (94462) 2009-09-18 21:14
I would sharpen slightly. Good use of diminishing linear perspective with superb sharpness & colour. Tfs!
jhm (134518) 2009-09-19 2:43
The road leads our eyes upto the rocks, which is looking beautiful.
Splendid perspective and good depth through the long way.
Good quality and sharpness.
Composition and colours are very nice, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
manousos_jr (285) 2009-09-19 2:56
Geia sou Georgie!
polu kalh gwnia lipsis!
wraia xrwmata!fantastikos ouranos...
me ton tropo pou parousiases to olo meros
me ekanes na estiasw to blema mou ston panemorfo
kai epiblitiko braxo!!!polu kalh skepsi
kai foverh ektelesi!mou aresei para polu!
Emile (20350) 2009-09-19 3:05
I'm glad that you post a picture of the Island of Monemvasia, right now I'm in Athens in the Crystal Serenity cruiser and tomorrow we are planning to visit this tiny island, our brochure doesn't bring any picture of the island and the price of the tour is US$112 so I will use the free regular shuttles transfer of the ship to visit the island.
Your picture is well captured from a perfect POV, great colors and sharpness. Nice to see how the road take your eyes to the huge rock mountain. Very good perspective. Good WS.
feather (51130) 2009-09-19 3:55
Well conposed image with good use of the perspective of the roadto lead the eye to the rock. It's difficult to imagine how anyone can get to the castle on the top. I think the image just misses sharpness. Maybe you forgot the final sharpening after downsizing.
npecanhuk (60224) 2009-09-19 4:37
Quite interesting and truly beautiful location!
Your picture is very attractive with a well chosen pov and a very effective composition!
TFS - congratulations!
Have a great week-end!
johannita (385) 2009-09-19 12:47
geia sou georgie,
polu entyposiaki i sunthesi sou , me to vraxo na kosmei tin eikona me tin epivlitikothta tou. To paixnidisma ton sunnefon prokalei entono endiaferon. Petiximeni i ennallagi ton apoxroseon tou mple ston ourano kai sti thalassa.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-09-20 5:51
Framings and point of view are well chosen, the image is balanced. The colors are pleasant. I think that there is perhaps a small lack of clearness. I do not see a difference with the ws #1. I appreciate much the information and councils given in your note to benefit as well as possible from this place. Good work. Cheer.
Have a nice sunday.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-21 5:07
Fine POv and diagonals in this very well composed picture.
Lovely blue colours, fine depth and contrast
TFS and have a nice week
Juntas (7958) 2009-09-22 9:31
Hi Georgios. Great perspective of the road leading the eye to the rock. Nice colors and good sharpnes and a very nice cloudy sky. Well done. BEst regards. Paulo
ajayrawat (581) 2009-09-23 3:50
Good capture there, dynamic composition....love it
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-09-27 13:23
Perhaps a little lack of sharpness, but a nice sky, a beautifull sea color, and a good perspective.
All the best,
Longroute (19392) 2009-09-29 7:56
I had missed this one and i think it deserves to be commented and appreciated before seeing the most recent ones.
It's a very good and masterly composition with the road giving a fine sense of perspective and the Island seen in all its grandeur. The interesting sky enriches it and makes it very appealing
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-09-30 14:12
I really love the background. That mountain with the contrast of the sky is great!
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-11-27 4:05
superbe vue menant directement ,via cette route, à ce rocher imposant,un ciel superbe également donnant un air de vacances,surtout en ce moment.
kiasari (62) 2011-03-22 0:18
A nice shot with a good POV and well managed framing. I really like the colors of this photo. Well done!
aliabazari (10994) 2012-12-09 19:29
Μια όμορφη θέα της οθόνης. Η εγγραφή είναι όμορφα γίνεται. Ο καλός φωτισμός και τα χρώματα.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2012-12-26 13:11
Οπως κι αν το δεί κανείς ο δρόμος αυτός οδηγεί σε ενα φανταστκό προορισμό! Η νέα πόλη όσο και η παλιά εχουν τα ιδιαίτερα εκείνα ελκυστικά χαρακτηριστικά πού κάνουν τήν διαμονή αξέχαστη!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Monemvasia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 7:15