Photographer's Note

Continuing my small tour around Ioannina and the lake, here you can see a small part of the lakeside road of the town. Walking on that road, by the castles walls (which you can't see in the photo because they are behind the trees), from "Naftakia" in the southeast, to "Kyra Frosyni" in the northeast, is one of the most romantic experiences of your life. Here you see the side of "Kyra Frosyni" or "Molos" for the locals, the place where you can take the small boats to visit the island of the lake and its village.

Inside the castle there are two citadels, two "acropolis", one on the southeast side, called "Its cale", and one on the northeast side (the one you see here), with the Aslan Pasha mosque (also seen in the photo, at least its minaret), one of the most beautiful mosques in Greece, constructed in 1618 (today a Municipal Museum).


I wanted to catch some movement on the clouds, so I lowered manually the ISO to 50, used a small aperture (f/22), a circular polarizer, a ND-8 (3-stop down) filter and a tripod for a 10 seconds shot.

Only for Greek members (unfortunately, I don't dare to translate in English) one of the beautiful poems by Michalis Ghanas about Giannena (Ioannina) contained in wonderful collection "Gyallina Giannena" (Glass Giannena). A collection of poems by Michalis Ghanas can also be found in German, French and Italian:

"Χάραζε ο τόπος με βουνά πολλά
κι ανάτελλε τα ζωντανά του,
καλούς ανθρώπους και κακούς, νυφίτσες,
αλεπούδες, μια λίμνη ως κόρην
οφθαλμού και κάστρα πατημένα.

Θα 'ναι τα Γιάννενα, ψιθύρισα,
στο χιόνι και στον άγριο καιρό
γυάλινα και μαλαματένια.
Κι όσο πήγαινε η μέρα,
σαν το βαπόρι σε καλά νερά,
είδα και μιναρέδες κι άκουσα
τα μπακίρια να βελάζουν."

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