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One more photo from my favourite Greek town, and its most picturesque point, the old Venetian Port, taken from Kastelli hill, where the ancient Minoan Acropolis of Kydonia used to be. What is really amazing with this town, is that you can "read" its history, while walking in it's beautiful alleys. For example, here you can see the western side of the harbour with the Venetian buildings from the Venetian Era (1204-1645), while on the foreground you can see the Temple of Kioutsouk Hasan pasha, or Gyali Tzamisi (means "Mosque of the seaside", in greek "Τζαμί του γιαλού"), from the Ottoman era (1645-1897, with a short break of Egyptian rule between 1830-1840). Walking on streets of the old town, you can find the beautiful mansions of the Venetian nobles, the neighborhood of the exiled Jews from Spain (called "Ovriaki"), the turkish neighborhood in Splatzia, or the quarter of the Egyptian and Arab workers (called "Halikoutides" by the Cretans) of the harbour in Koum Kapi.

This one makes sort of a "Trilogy" with 2 of my previous posts:

* Goodmorning, Hania!: A panoramic view of the port taken early in the morning .

*Hania (in memory of...) :A wider panoramic photo, taken around the "blue" hour

Once again, Lowered manually the ISO to 50, used a small aperture (f/22), a circular polarizer, an ND-4 (-2stop) filter, and a tripod to get a slow shutter speed.


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Additional Photos by Hercules Milas (Cretense) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5327 W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)
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