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Photographer's Note

This house is at a central spot of Ayia Marina, but the people who pass by, either on foot or on vehicles, pay attention to the narrow, busy street and seldom notice it. There's a high iron fence in front of it and I stuck my lens between two rusty bars to take a few photos. Before last summer, the vegetation in the front yard was so lush and high that you could sense the presence of a house behind without being able to actually see the facade.

It's been abandoned for about 20 years now. A friend told me that it belonged to Sophocles Venizelos, the brother of the iconic prime minister of the early 19th century Eleftherios Venizelos. His heirs gave it to the Municipality of Leros a couple of years ago, but I doubt that the crisis will allow for a restoration in the near future.

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  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 13 N: 10027] (51103)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-02-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/333 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-02-13 12:42
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