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Barrel washing Agistri

By JCowlan
Hidden away in the Saronic Gulf of Greece is a tiny Island that covers approximately, a mere eight square miles. However it is eight square miles of un-spoilt beauty. This magical island is called Agistri.

Barrel washing

Similar too many of small Greek islands Agistri does not have its own water supply, all the water used is brought in by boat.
Therefore water is a well managed commodity.
Because of this it is commonplace to see barrels left on the beach like the one in this photograph so that the seawater can wash out any residue that may be left in them from local wine making.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2006 11:21AM
like it Janes very sharp image

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John_Horner 12 12 2 England
26 Mar 2006 11:47AM
A nice shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Mar 2006 11:53AM
Makes me wonder--what else did you fine there--It sould be a paradise for nature lovers! Good image and interesting story! Jennnnnnnn
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
26 Mar 2006 12:43PM
Hi James,when i saw this i was looking for the pirates or smugglers lol.Excellent clarity,effect,textures,detail,lighting and presentation.Once I read you interesting story i understood why there wasn't any sob sob.Great shot.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2006 8:22PM
Lovely tones and composition James, interesting description too,
AlanBW 12 20 England
26 Mar 2006 8:36PM
Lovely atmospheric shot
joeb 13
26 Mar 2006 9:09PM
Nice, interesting story adds to it.

Well caught.

mrsdaffy 12 16
26 Mar 2006 11:36PM
You have to have the story, it explains the shot well, love the composition James...

Mags Smile
lilipolala 12 8 Northern Ireland
27 Mar 2006 2:32AM
Feel of 'Smugglers Cove'....lovely capture
Well done
Miriam xx
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2006 2:39AM
Very good description James, that explains the shot perfectly, and shows you have interest in your subject. Good composition.
Click - for capture
double click - for information.
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2006 4:13AM
Lovely story about the careful use of water. Well told and adds to this great shot

Brill: thanks for sharing

Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
27 Mar 2006 4:29AM
Very well composed and good POV.
Excellent shot...
angelamary 12 6 England
27 Mar 2006 5:47AM
What a lovely shot. Wouldn't that make them salty though? They obviously have it sorted though!

And, if this was Cornwall... a whole differant story! Smugglers and ship wrecks! Has the imagination running. Good catch!
JCowlan 12 England
27 Mar 2006 7:35AM
Thanks to all for your wonderful comments.
As for the pirates and smugglers, for those that are interested here's a little more history of the Island....

It appears that at the end of the 17th century Agistri was abandoned, most possibly because of the frequent pirate raids in the area to which a small island such as this was particularly vulnerable.

In 1821 the island was inhabited although the population was too small to be mentioned in a census of the time. By 1835, however, a municipality in Agistri was formed by Royal Decree and 248 inhabitants were mentioned.
Here endeth the history lesson.
Your comments are really appreciated - Thank you.
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
27 Mar 2006 7:37AM
beautiful composition and presentation
- love the harmony of the subdued colours
elcid 13 150 England
27 Mar 2006 8:49AM
Good shot, and great history lesson, nice one James.

crunchie 12 2 Scotland
27 Mar 2006 9:20AM
like this, framing works well
vonny 12
27 Mar 2006 10:14AM
Hi James,lovely shot and a great history to go with it Smile
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
27 Mar 2006 10:38AM
its nice to find these unspoilt places, Sue
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
27 Mar 2006 12:21PM
Fancy not having running tap water James !! A peaceful well composed image . xx
27 Mar 2006 11:49PM
Like the textures in this image
TracyK 12 4 Netherlands
28 Mar 2006 3:08AM
Interesting shot. Like your frame too.
Sina 12
28 Mar 2006 9:15AM
Thank goodness here is South Africa we still can drink water from our taps. Great shot, and thank for the history lesson. Its nice to here about other places.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
28 Mar 2006 10:34AM
Well shot James , good composition and a nice bit of info.
Pete .
28 Mar 2006 10:54AM
Brilliant shot bruv!! were is the pirate ship, interesting & good composition
Well done
Sis xx
ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 1:33AM
Lovely composition and light, thanks for the interesting description!
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 9:44AM
Excellent composition and textures!
VNelson 13 3 United States
29 Mar 2006 11:12AM
Wonderful subject and composition, rich detail and colour.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2006 10:28PM
hi james
great mood/composition and love the light on the barrel

Jaye 12 3
7 Apr 2006 12:46AM
Great detail in the foreground interesting shot and enjoyed the story ...Judith
CollY 12 14
8 Apr 2006 7:08PM
#40, love the lighting and detail in this image...wonderfully presented.
Great work
SoupyD 12
10 May 2006 2:28PM
What a great image...not sure how I missed this before...but well done on this RC well deserved I feel Smile

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