General Yannis Makriyannis (also anglicized as Ioannis, Ioannes and Makriyiannis, Makrygiannis, Makrygiannēs, Macriyannis, etc.; Greek: Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης) (1797–1864) was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories. Following Greek independence, he had a tumultuous public career, playing a prominent part in the granting of the first Constitution of the Kingdom of Greece and later being sentenced to death and pardoned.
Despite his important contributions to the political life of the early Greek state, general Makriyannis is mostly remembered for his Memoirs. Aside from being a source of historical and cultural information about the period, this work has also been called a "monument of Modern Greek literature", as it is written in pure Demotic Greek. Indeed, its literary quality led Nobel laureate Giorgos Seferis to call Makriyannis one of the greatest masters of Modern Greek prose......wikipedia
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HimalAnda (10669) 2014-02-04 8:38
The B&W work is very nice. I also like the strong composition with the lines and the reflection.
But I think that the sharpness could have been better.
Noel_Byrne (32084) 2014-02-04 9:43
This looks really impressive in black and white, it brings out the detail and texture of the brickwork and sky beautifully. An impressive reflection too, so incredibly calm and still. The light from behind the fort gives the place a very epic feeling too.
All the best
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41619)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-01-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 10-24mm AF-S Nikkor f/3.5-4.5G DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Athens [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-04 8:09