Post by billalexiou on Aug 9, 2007 16:10:05 GMT 10
Nick, as you know I just returned from Kazi with a collection of photographs of the island. Is there a way we can post photos onto this site for the benefit of those that have not been there for a while or better still for those that have never been.
Here are some photos taken in July 2007 by Bill Alexiou of Sydney. I have added some brief captions.
This photo looks back from the castle area across the top of the Kavos promontory. The windmill dates from the early 19th century, while the red foundations in front of it are all that remains of the primary school that served the island's Turkish community. To the left is the Mandraki.
The Mandraki as it appears today. Across the bay lies the island's cemetery and the small church of St Savva (1948). The cemetery has been in this location since the beginning of the 20th century. It was previously located in the Horafia precinct of the town from at least the 17th century. The new football field in the foreground is built on the site of the former desalination plant. Coincidentally, this was the original location of the island's football ground that was built under Italy in the early 1930s under then governor Salvatore Tringali.
A view across the entrance to the Mandraki towards the Turkish coast. In the foreground one can just see the church of Ayia Paraskevi (early 19th century). The double-islet close to the coast is named St George after the small late 18th century church that stands upon it (Ayios Yeorgios tou Nisiou, 1752).
A view from Pera Meria across the harbour. The empty areas to the left bear witness to this day to the devastation caused to this part of the town by the German bombings of October-December 1943 and the fire of July 1944. In the background one can see the dome and spires of the church of St George of the Horafia (Ayios Yeorgios tou Horafiou) which was also known as St George of Loukas (Ayios Yeorgios tou Louka) after its principal benefactor, Loukas Santrape.
The base of the harbour as it appears to travellers as they enter. This section of the town is remarkably well preserved with the waterfront homes largely unchanged in the twentieth century. The zig-zag path at top left leads to the monastery of St George of the Mountain (Ayios Yeorgios tou Vouniou), a fortified structure erected by a saint of the Orthodox Church, Anthimos, in the late 1750s.
This photo shows the corner of the harbour which was known in the nineteenth century as 'Pigadhia' or 'the area of the wells', by virtue of the fact that there were a number of small public wells here before this precinct was developed in the middle of that century. Dominating the waterfront is the church of Ayios Yeorgios you Pigadhiou (St George of the well). At the rear are the peaks known as Vigla (at left) and the ancient acropolis of the island, the Paleocastro, at right.
for the first link i dont know why but the forum has replaced an a with a * ...
I have only a friend there, a girl i met 4 years ago. I dont have any familiar link... I only love this island....i started before being there with the movie "mediterraneo" and since the first moment i arrived its love... hehehe