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This is the same subject as my Access denied photo, but this time with diferent POV, framing and composition. This traditional stilt hut is called "pelada" and you can see many of them in the lagoon of Mesolonghi, the only town in Greece that has the privilege to be officialy declared "Sacred" town, because of the heroic stance of its inhabitants against the Turkish-Egyptian army during the siege that lasted one year (April 1825-April 1826). Their "Exodus" is one of the most heroic acts in the greek history.

The legend has it, that during the siege, the Greek "National" poet, Dionysios Solomos, who was living in nearby island of Zakynthos (Zante) inspired by the sound of the canons that were hammering Mesolonghi wrote one of his best poems ever, called "Free Besieged". Here is one very representative verse:

"To depth from depth falls until was no one left; /
there of came forth invincible."

*YOU CAN ALSO CHECK THE LARGE VERSION

**NO PHOTO STICHING, JUST ONE PHOTO CROPPED IN PANORAMIC FORMAT

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