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Ok, after several days as I was very busy, I'm returning with this shot.

The winter is a breath away (and Christmas are comming real fast!) but we have our minds back to the last summer and our vacations.

This is a more close view of the bust of Manto Mavrogenous at the central square of the Chora of Mykonos.

Some infos about this great heroine:

She came from a rich family, she was educated and her contribution to the Greek Independency was great. Not only did she give her whole fortune to the War but she also participated in person in battles and enlightment expeditions in Europe. Manto (Mandalena or Magdalena) Mavrogenous was born in Trieste in 1796 and her grandfather, Dimitrios Mavrogenous, was dragoman of the fleet and governor in Vlahia and Moldavia. Manto, realising that in all the neighbouring islands the revolution had started, enthousiastically stimulated the Mykonians to shake of the Turkish yoke. Manto equipped and manned at her own expense two ships and she sent them to Euboea to instigate the people there. To pay homage to Manto Mavrogenous, the Mykonians have named after her Hora's central square where her bust has been raised.

See also: Mykonos - The central square

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