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Those were the days..

By leontari
The old mansions of Kastoria were built during a period when commerce with Venice and other cities on the Adriatic Coast was flourishing. The 17th and 18th centuries were particularly prosperous times for the people of Kastoria.
One of them has been converted into a folk art museum. This one, is the mansion of the Nerantzi Aivatzis family, built in the 16th or 17th century in Kastoria’s Dolco district. It is sumptuously furnished and displays ornaments, kitchen utensils, and various tools of that period. These exhibits, no matter how dusty, show the life of Kastorian merchants of the 17th-18th centuries.
V1: Door knocker of the mansion
V2 and V3: Two images of the kitchen.
V4: Kiosk. Not actually a kiosk, but a siiting room with plenty of light and panes to look through.
Many thanks to all of you, who took time to see, comment and vote my last upload . All very appreciated. A huge thanks to Carol (Caziwinkles) for her priceless UA.Smile
Thank you for looking.


Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Kastoria

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Oct 2013 2:20PM
One of the more decorative bits of rust I have seen Effrossini.
A splendid addition to a good set here !!

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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Oct 2013 2:25PM
Thats a lovely knocker SmileSmile

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
31 Oct 2013 2:30PM
Love that door knocker with all the keyholes....a great set and interesting info
31 Oct 2013 2:36PM
Fine set Effrossini, V1 a slight favourite,
31 Oct 2013 2:43PM
V1 Is my preference, too Smile

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Oct 2013 2:49PM
Wonderful set with many textures and tones Effrossini.


parob 7 3 74 France
31 Oct 2013 2:49PM
Thank you for your comments and this intro to Macedonia. I am a bit curious about the door knocker because at a glance it looks like one, but on further analysis it is rather curious and different from the ornate door knockers I am familiar with (how does it work here?). The door looks particularly old especially in view of the elegant table in the last shot. Do you have a shot of the entire door? Regards,
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 3:02PM
An excellent interesting set Effrossini with V4 being my personal favourite. Thanks for all the information you provided.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Oct 2013 3:05PM
A fascinating set, Effrossini, very well captured. Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 3:21PM
Super set Effrossini, Like them all, With V1 just edgeing itSmileSmile

Diggeo 5 13 Greece
31 Oct 2013 3:38PM
Very beautiful set Effrossini!! Well done!!
V1 is my choice - I like old doors very much!
Heretismous apo tin omorfi Thessaloniki!Wink
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 3:47PM
A well crafted knocker in v1 SmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 4:24PM
Interesting set, thanks for the narrative. Peter.
The historical perspective adds interest to a fascinating set of images, Effrossini. V1 is my favourite.
31 Oct 2013 4:34PM

Quote:Thank you for your comments and this intro to Macedonia. I am a bit curious about the door knocker because at a glance it looks like one, but on further analysis it is rather curious and different from the ornate door knockers I am familiar with (how does it work here?). The door looks particularly old especially in view of the elegant table in the last shot. Do you have a shot of the entire door? Regards,

Thank you all for your comments
Really is a different knocker Paul, but its position is as you see in the image. I have one shot of the entire door but from a distance, so you can't see the knocker. On the other half of the door there is exactly the same knocker and I guess they used the rings to put some lock.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 4:45PM
These are very interesting images Effrossini - I really like these - and find them fascinating. Smile

4 great images plenty of colour and detail,well taken.

31 Oct 2013 5:04PM
Excellent captures Effrossini and this a great choice as a theme for upload!
9 10 10 England
31 Oct 2013 5:12PM
Full of interest - V4 is very elegant and the others very rustic. I rather like the door knocker, bet it was quite smart in that long ago era.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
31 Oct 2013 5:42PM
Excellent set of fine images!! V1 has to be my favorite
31 Oct 2013 5:53PM
A splendid set of images, Effrossini!

31 Oct 2013 6:12PM
A fine set Effronsi,excellent colours and texture...Lin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 6:19PM
A fine foursome Effrossini, well captured.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 6:22PM
Nice interesting setSmile

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 6:26PM
V4 stands out for me, Effrossini.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 6:39PM
Great set of images, interesting write up too

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Oct 2013 7:31PM
It's not often you see a door with a pair of knockers so I think you did right just to show one. A good and interesting image. I haven't seen anything like it before.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 8:01PM
Great set, I particularly like V1.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 8:32PM
A really fascinating and interesting detailed set.
xwang 9 56 8
31 Oct 2013 8:35PM
A set of great shots... Superb! I love the colour.
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 8:40PM
Some very good texture and rust interesting set of images.
Regards John.
31 Oct 2013 8:46PM
V 3 is my favourite , Effrossini! All are though pleasant and very personal !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- JukkaSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 9:13PM
An interesting set of images,

31 Oct 2013 9:25PM
Absolutely fascinating Effrossini. Lovely set. V1 my favourite. What a fascinating place. Cathy
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Oct 2013 9:25PM
A great set of well taken shots, mate. I like the second image even more. Good title and info as well.
31 Oct 2013 9:32PM
A great set, Effrossini! Let's hope that the good times will return to Kastoria!Smile
Regards Valery
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 9:49PM
Splendid, a very interesting set of images! Lovely rich colours and super sharp details.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 10:35PM
A fine and interesting set.Smile

Four lovely captures excelling in magic light. My choice V4 lovely…….. Well done Effrossini.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Nov 2013 8:39AM
Interesting contrast of images here Effrossini.
1 Nov 2013 8:39AM
Nice photo gallery!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 3:23PM
Cracking set of shots, but V1 is my favorite
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 3:38PM
Lovely varied set!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Nov 2013 11:45AM
Lovely set.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 3:31PM
Mick will be proud of you. Great set. paul
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 6:22AM
Wonderful subjects, and very well composed.
V1 and V3 are my favorites! Goood work. IB
3 Nov 2013 2:53PM
Wonderful set of images
evelen 13 5 England
5 Nov 2013 6:29PM
great set of images.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Nov 2013 8:23PM
Great extures and details

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
10 Nov 2013 9:54PM
A fascinating peek at a time gone by. I like every one in the series. Nicely photographed.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 4:27PM
An excellent set of variants on a theme, Effrosini, wonderful colours, detail and texture, lightings not bad either. very nice work.
Well done, v4 for me, luv it.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 10:26PM
A really interesting set of images V1 is my favourite xx
A lovely set of magic colours and light. Well done.
19 Nov 2013 6:01PM
Lovely set
20 Nov 2013 3:30AM
Fabulous images and a very interesting piece of history, Effrossini.

I love the richness of the colours and the high level of detail.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2013 7:24PM
A beautiful set of images Effrosini, especially V1 and V4, and interesting background information.

Potra 5 Venezuela
28 Nov 2013 12:52AM
Outstanding set of images. Really made me want to go and see all that beauty in person.
eagle1955 5 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 8:52PM
nice picture of the nocker

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