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Mediterranean Sunrise II

South Evian Gulf - Greece

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Greetings from Greece!
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 08:41 Archived in Greece Tagged photography Comments (0)

Athens Polytechnic Uprising

17 November, 1973.

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National Metsoveion Polytechnic School of Athens – Greece.
Monument to the victims of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising, 17 November, 1973.

In April 21, 1967, Greece had been under a military dictatorship (Junta), a regime which abolished civil rights, dissolved political parties and exiled, imprisoned and tortured politicians and citizens based on their political beliefs.
The Polytechnion Uprising is an outstanding event in recent Greek history. On November, 1973 students at the Athens Polytechnic School (Polytechneion) went on strike, barricaded themselves in the school campus and started protesting against the military regime. Events began on November 14th and ended on November 17th, 1973 with the unprovoked intervention of army tanks and the attack by the army and police against those besieged inside the Polytechnic Campus and the demonstrating supporters outside in Patission Street. These few days saw the growth of an impressive popular uprising centered at the Polytechnic School. The people of Greece and the country's youth all rallied in support of the students, united around the ideals: Freedom, Democracy, Independence, Education and Social Progress. The toll of the Polytechnion uprising was tragic. Several demonstrators were killed; many more were arrested by the military police and were tortured for months in military prisons. The Junta fell a few months later and Polytechnion is being commemorated every year on November the 17th. The student uprising was a courageous and heroic act of resistance against the military dictatorship, and therefore a symbol of resistance to tyranny.

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Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο.
Το μνημείο του αγώνα των φοιτητών στο προαύλιο του Πολυτεχνείου.

Posted by Kevrekidis 11:28 Archived in Greece Tagged educational Comments (0)

Sphinx

Ancient Corinth

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Archeological museum of Ancient Corinth - Greece.
Marble sphinx from a funerary monument (6th century B.C.)

In Greek mythology, the Sphinx had the face of a woman, the breast, feet and tail of a lion, and the wings of a bird. She was sent by the Gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for some ancient crime. There she preyed on the youths of the land, devouring all those who failed to solve her riddle. As she declared that she would not depart unless anyone interpreted her riddle, Creon offered the kingship of Thebes to any man who could destroy her.

This was the riddle of the Sphinx: "What is that which has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?"

When many had already perished, Oedipus, having heard the proclamation, came to Thebes, and meeting the Sphinx, gave the right answer, declaring that the riddle referred to man; for as a little child he is four-footed, as an adult two-footed, and as an old man he uses a cane as a third limb.

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Posted by Kevrekidis 13:40 Archived in Greece Tagged educational Comments (0)

Agia Napa - Cyprus

Αγία Νάπα

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Agia Napa ( Ayia Napa - Αγία Νάπα ) – Cyprus.

Not too long ago Agia Napa was a small sleepy fishing village with a small harbour at the south coast of the island of Cyprus. In recent years, it started to get an international reputation for being a clubbing paradise similar to Ibiza and Mykonos.

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©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 13:37 Archived in Cyprus Tagged photography Comments (0)

Sailing II

South Evian Gulf – Greece.

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South Evian Gulf – Greece.

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©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 13:47 Archived in Greece Tagged photography Comments (0)

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