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Mani V by Kevrekidis Mani V by Kevrekidis
Καρδαμύλη, Δυτική Μάνη, Μεσσηνία.
Kardamyli, West Mani, Messenia – Greece.

The towers of Mani are military hallmarks of a glorious era. The first fortification towers appear in the 13th century and they are an expression of the fighting spirit of the region.

The main reason for the imperative need of fortifying with a tower was the segregation of Mani society into clans or families. The building of the family tower was the great dream and final goal of the men of Mani and the common obligation of all the male members of the clan. The tower was the bastion of freedom but also the fort of the warring parties in the terrible Mani feuds. Everyone was assured of a safe refuge in the tower and the fighters of the family successfully defended themselves in times of vendetta. Mani is home of the Maniots (Maniátes in Greek). The Maniots hold themselves to be the direct descendants of the Spartans and through the Spartans the Dorians.

More images from the region of Mani at my gallery.
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© 2012 Jordan Kevrekidis

(PS: it was an easy shot, it’s the view from my balcony) ;)
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Photographer
Your work have been featured in my description ---> [link]
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D THANK YOU!!!
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badnan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Photographer
Na'sai kala :hug:
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Lyutik966 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Photographer
Very beautiful architectural composition! unique textures! excellent photo!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thank you!
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Username2106 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ashlee!
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Username2106 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome!!!
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CF-Spitfire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
WOW, really nice picture!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:thumbsup:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Stefan!
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pachesthedog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow....You comment means so much to me! Thank you so much!!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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katr14 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You have tried to submit this image to the feature folder. I have to decline this. We don´t accept submission to this folder. Please submit it to the rainbow multicolor 3 folder :)

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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Φανταστικές φωτογραφίες!!Θέλω να πάω στην Μάνη!!!!:clap:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Αθηνά!!! Είναι πολύ όμορφος τόπος!
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Δεν έχω πάει...Ίσως αυτή την άνοιξη,αν έχω ακόμη χρήματα..:)
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Over all I think you photo come out very well.

Good lighting. You didn't loose the background. The colour are present and clean. I think your angle is interesting also.

Good job. :)
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
;) Thank you!
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sure. :)
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HumbleLuv Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE the history lesson. Great shot! You are a wonderful photographer.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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HumbleLuv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
looks great
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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Houndofthenight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool shot and an interesting history too!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Amber!!!
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coppahead Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Great shot, like the hills in the background
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like a great place to visit X3 great image! x3
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Christian!
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nevergiveupyourheart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!!!
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nevergiveupyourheart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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Chris-Lamprianidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Καταπληκτική Ιορδάνη. Το φως φαίνεται ότι καλύτερο.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Χρήστο!
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Bluemoon8224 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
what a beautiful view~! :D
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Jenna!
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Bluemoon8224 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem~! |D
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alqersan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
good shoot
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Ali!
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alqersan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :)
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WhoAreYou1978 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You ave lovely view :). And I wish I knew the history of my town , thanks for sharing :)
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Paul!!!
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WhoAreYou1978 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
No problem
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:thumbsup::nod:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
;) Thanks!!!
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animequeen2000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
beautiful!
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