Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Street at #Preveza, #Epirus #Greece

Greece - Street at Preveza, originally uploaded by massonth.

Today Preveza is a commercial harbour and tourist hub, with a marina, 4 Museums, two cinemas, an open theatre, a music Hall (OASIS), many clubs, taverns and cafes, benefiting from its proximity to the nearby Aktion National Airport and the nearby island of Lefkada, a major tourist destination. There are in the city University of Financial (TEI) and Commercial Navy Academy. The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, opened on 2002, is an important work of infrastructure for what has traditionally been a remote and underdeveloped region, and links Preveza to Actium (Greek: Άκτιο, Aktio) on the southern shore of the Ambracian Gulf, greatly shortening the distance of the trip to Lefkada.

Greece Parga

Greece Parga, originally uploaded by massonth.

Parga and the surrounding areas have many restaurants and seaside taverns serving fresh fish and unique local recipes. The character of the city is lively and modern but also with intense elements of the past. Place for daily meetings is the main road in front of the port, where every evening you can enjoy the sunset, while the sun disappears in the Ionian Sea, between the Castle and the Island of Virgin Mary. The entertainment in Parga begins early in the morning and never stops. With idyllic walks and tours, with small stoned paths and traditional good food. Even when the daylight doesn’t reflect in the Ionian sea, Parga has many surprises for you and as long as the night is coming around the city reveals to you picturesque taverns by the sea or inside the small paths, tranquil and lounge places for your drink, but also and vigorous and entertaining rhythms for those who seek this kind of entertainment. In Parga and the wider region you could enjoy many sports, marine and other, since there are facilities for diving, water skiing, fishing, wind – surfing, hiking, bird watching, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding and horse riding.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Καρναβάλι Σοχού

Καρναβάλι Σοχού

Colours of #Kozani, #Macedonia #Greece

Colours of Kozani, originally uploaded by Faddoush.

From our last trip to Kozani (city in Greece) during the carnivals, there were beautiful colours everywhere and it was a nice warm day.


on the way to Spetsesgreek flagHydra portRio BridgeAre You Readyfluorescent Monastiraki
vacation mode is ONon the way to Porosrespectit is timeHydraunder the sun
stairway to heavenballoon1hot afternoonI wish I ...branchy snowfresh
Monastiraki and the blimpwinter 2008 on the way to Lesvoswinter 2008 arrivalaug 2004 athensakropolisGreece: Sea Sun & Culture

Greece, a set on Flickr.

a set on Flickr!

Glossa, #Messinia, #Peloponnese, #Greece

Messinia | Glossa, originally uploaded by Visit Greece.

Messinia: featuring luxurious resorts and boutique guest houses, high mountains and mellow olive groves, historical sites of all ages and of course amazing beaches of all kinds.

Τhis corner of the Peloponnese has it all!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Υδροηλεκτρικός Σταθμός Πουρναρίου, Ποταμός Άραχθος, Τεχνητή λίμνη

Το φράγμα Πουρνάρι Ι βρίσκεται τεσσεράμισι χιλιόμετρα πάνω από την Άρτα και η κατασκευή του έγινε για τους εξής λόγους: Παραγωγή ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας στις αιχμές ενεργειακής ζήτησης, ανάσχαιση πλημμύρων ,ποθήκευση νερού για τις αρδευτικές ανάγκες του κάμπου.
Το φράγμα δόθηκε σε λειτουργία το 1981, έχει 450 μέτρα πλάτος στη βάση του, 580 μέτρα μέγιστο μήκος και 107 μέτρα ύψος. Αποτελεί το δεύτερο μεγαλύτερο φράγμα στην Ελλάδα (μετά από αυτό του Μούρνου) και συγκρατεί τα νερά του Άραχθου ελέγχοντας και τη ροή του ποταμού, ο οποίος και περνά μέσα από την ιστορική πόλη της Άρτας μερικά μόλις χιλιόμετρα νοτιοανατολικά.
Η λίμνη έχει επιφάνεια 18.3 τ.χλμ., μέγιστο μήκος τα 17.7 χλμ. και μέγιστο πλάτος τα 7.3 χλμ.
Επίσημες αναφορές για το βάθος της λίμνης δεν υπάρχουν και οποιαδήποτε υπόθεση θα μπορούσε να είναι λανθασμένη. Το υψόμετρο της λίμνης είναι περί τα 140 μέτρα.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Under the Bridge Downtown

Under the Bridge Downtown, originally uploaded by Jim Boud.
Underneath Old Sandridge Rail Bridge, Melbourne, Australia

Dolomite winter

Dolomite winter, originally uploaded by bingleyman2.

Those trees are the tops of trees buried under 2 metres of snow. The tracks are animal tracks, snow impossible to walk on for mere humans.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saint Ursanne - Schweiz

Saint Ursanne - Schweiz, originally uploaded by jochan58.

Saint Ursanne (population approximately 1,000) is a city and a former municipality of the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura, Switzerland which has preserved its medieval character. The city contains many historical curiosities, including collegiate churches, a cloister, ruins of a castle, and a hermitage. The River Doubs makes a loop by Saint-Ursanne before flowing into France. Since 2009 Saint Ursanne is a part of the new municipality Clos du Doubs. Additionally, the city is famous for the medieval festival which it organizes each summer.
Its name refers to Saint Ursicinus, a seventh-century monk who built a monastery here.


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