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Crete 2010 #6 Phaistos - Archeological treasures

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 January 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

In April 2010 I made a photo-trip to Crete. The main goal was surching and documenting the wild orchids and endimic flora of the Island. I already posted some of the species back in april (all images posted between 23/04/2010 and 15/05/2010).
In this series I will be posting mainly cityscapes and landscapes taken on the island during that trip.
For me it is a good occasion to review my images and select only the best and most representative ones from this trip.

Image: Phaistos (Crete) - 07/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 200 10 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.

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myky from London, Canada

Beautiful texture and warmth.

20 Jan 2011 5:20am

@myky: Thank you, Myky. Can you imagine these vases are almost manhigh ? Extroardinary !

حسن صنوبری from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

20 Jan 2011 2:57pm

@حسن صنوبری: Thank you very much for your visit and comment !

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

tres jolie rendu des couleurs et textures ,johan !
5 etoiles !
amitiés !

20 Jan 2011 3:54pm

@marc battault: Thx, Marc. Greetz !

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Old and photogenic! Nice details.

21 Jan 2011 8:36am

@Marilla: I'm not a big fan of "old stones"... but visiting those archeological sites is a "must do" on Crete and i have to admit that visiting the roots of our civilisation gives a special sensation.

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Ohh wonderful, I would have loved to explore there!

22 Jan 2011 1:48am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: The roots of our "civilisation" .... It all started with a vase ?? But is it indeed a wonderfull place when you are a fan of "old stones" ...

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

They look like they have been restored.

22 Jan 2011 3:37am

@Julie Brown: They have been restored indeed, Julie. The intact and complete ones have been transfered to museums I guess...

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I think sometimes being in such old places you can feel the centuries resonate from the stone. All the people before you have molded it to what it is today.

23 Jan 2011 5:31am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Indeed, Kristen. It's just unfortunate that so many things were damaged during those centuries of mankind-presence ... But feeling the roots of our "civilisation" in such places is a very special sensation.

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
F/11.0
ISO 200
10 mm

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