Friday, March 18, 2016

It's all about the sea

 

It's always about the sea, either you look straight into the blue, or you turn your head to the other side.
Leaving in a coastal city seams that everybody is attached to the sea. 
But has it been always like that?
The answer is, no. 
Citizens of Thessaloniki were not aficionados of the water in the past. 
Strange right? 
Not so strange if we take a look back in the history.
See that tall stone tower in the picture? 
This building used to be a prison during the days of Turkish occupation. 
Countless people till 1912 had been tortured and killed inside those heavy walls.
Moreover citizens were not able to see the sea at all. 
A gigantic fortress was running along the coast, isolating the city from the rest world.
Just during the past few decades locals managed to redefine their relationship with the water.
And believe me, despite of all the past traumas, this part of the planet is really peaceful.
You will never see those waters angry no matter how bad the weather is.
Only the fog will blur your sight during the rainy days...




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6 comments:

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  2. I don't know if you want to comment in Greek so I'm gonna post like an England haha. So in love with this town, every part of it. Great article!!!

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  3. Welcome back Christina, I hope all is well with you and you are feeling better now.. It's good to see your beautiful images once more.

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  4. Μου λειψε η Θεσσαλονικη!
    Καλή εβδομάδα να έχουμε!
    Καλό ξημέρωμα :)

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  5. These scenes reminded me very much of my visit just a few years ago.

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  6. Thank you all for your kind comments. It makes me glad that you find Thessaloníki city interesting. I wish you all the best and i hope i will find the time to honor you back! You will be always welcome.

    Greek fellows, i feel more comfortable when we speak Greek but maybe writing in English can bring you closer to other friends. Try both! It would have fun!

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