Chania lighthouse

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    As I told you in my previous photo, I was at Chania for two days last week. I spent my whole Friday morning strolling around the old harbor and whereabouts, snapping pictures, enjoying the last rays of sunlight before the weather turned really bad and the snow storms hit Crete (during Sunday and Monday)...

    During the next few days, I'll show you some of the photos I captured, starting with the obligatory lighthouse photo. This beautiful (to my eyes at least) structure adorns the entrance to the old port of Chania and unsurprisingly enough it features in at least a dozen different photos I captured that day. I guess I got carried away and kept snapping at it, from different distances and angles, so expect to see more of it within the next few days :-)

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    1. dor1ne 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful.

    2. MarcelGermain 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, nicely composed. I'll be visiting Chania soon, so I love to see photos taken there! =)

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    3. ~~Okeania~~ 75 months ago | reply

      Ο φαρος ειναι ενα απο τα στολιδια της πολης! Εχω να παω χρονια κι εκει.Εισαι τυχερος Σταυρο που μενεις στη μεση και μπορεις να πηγαινεις ποτε δεξια ,ποτε αριστερα.

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    4. David Lev 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

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    5. stephmel [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture! Lovely building and atmosphere.

    6. cruadinx 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful lighthouse and you caught in a very flattering light -- great shot!

    7. Vereniki 75 months ago | reply

      Lovely!

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    8. Greg Miles 75 months ago | reply

      It is a Lighthouse with a lot of character. I can understand your lens lingering on this. Do you know the history of it?

    9. karahaz 75 months ago | reply

      Chania Lighthouse : The Chania Lighthouse is ideally located at the extreme end of the pier to the northwestern coast of Crete.

      This magnificent lighthouse has undergone thorough renovation. It was first built by the Venetians and is conspicuous by its cylindrical shape. The present one owes its origins to the Egyptians who built upon the original base that the Venetians left behind. The lighthouse is made of stone blocks.

      The exact date of its establishment is believed to be 1570. Although the lighthouse is no longer operational, it is still much preferred by the tourists who come to see this magnificent structure because of its historical importance. Only the grounds are open to the public. Entry inside the lighthouse is prohibited.
      It took a number of years to renovate the lighthouse.

      In fact the entire process of renovation was completed as recently as 2006. As of today, it looks as good as new. The lighthouse makes for an awesome sight especially when it is lit up at night. The spotlights start emitting light once darkness envelops the city of Chania and from a distance, it makes for a truly kaleidoscopic vignette.

      Since the lighthouse was remodeled by the Egyptians during their occupation of the island from 1821 to 1841, it has a distinct Egyptian touch notably the minaret like shape and the elegant steps that lead to the balcony and the glass tower.

      info from www.greeka.com

      Not easy to explain but "There's something about Chania "
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    10. pennyeast 75 months ago | reply

      Great shot!!

      Thanks for your visit!

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    11. Visualtricks 75 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Greece!
      Wonderful shot!

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    12. Εύα 75 months ago | reply

      I treasure wonderful memories from Chania old city...
      A great picture my dear !

    13. Kadacat (Marlene) 75 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful place and photo!

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    14. Eirini Papadaki 75 months ago | reply

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    16. Danix233... away for Holidays!!! [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Όμορφη δουλειά!
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    18. anarrousa 27 months ago | reply

      Ηρεμα σινιαλα...αγαπημενα!

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