Selinunte

Sicily, Italy, 2004: Selinunte was one of the more important of the Greek colonies in Sicily. However, being the most westerly colony, it also came into contact and catastrophe early on with the Carthaginians and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island- in particular Segesta. Founded around 628 BC, at its peak […]

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Metéora

Meteora, Greece, April 2003: Metéora, literally translates from Greek as “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” – it’s obvious as to why…  It is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. This was my first visit to this beautiful and surreal […]

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Ghost Town

Kayaköy, Turkey, Oct 2005:  This was my second visit to Kayaköy, the ghost town near Fetiye in South Western Turkey.  Kayaköy is built on the ancient Greek village of Carmylessus and existed up until the population exchanges of 1922/3. Anatolian Greeks had lived here since antiquity… After the invading Greek’s defeat to Turkey in the […]

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Atem

Brussels, Belgium, 2004:  The inner sanctum of the “Atomium”-  see earlier post.  It still had that futuristic/utopian look- albeit the worse for wear in 2004. Later I discovered it had been closed and renovated in 2005, and now looks all flash. Canon EOS A2E/28-105

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Duo

Central Anatolia, Turkey, 2003:  A grab shot of a couple of local lads along the roadside- somewhere near Cappadocia…  Canon EOS A2e/Sigma 28-105mm/Kodak Tri-X

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Chimney

Cappadocia, Turkey, 2003:  More bizarre chimney structures in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey…   Canon EOS A2E/28-105/Velvia 50

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Smithfield

Dublin, Ireland, 2004: Smithfield horse market is held on the first sunday of every month. At approximately 400 years old, it is one of the longest (and most controversial) horse fairs in the world… The Smithfield area was given a facelift in the late 1990’s to accomodate the denizens of Ireland’s new found economic wealth. […]

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