Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 11/05/2018


Photo taken on May 27, 2018



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Macedonië
Ellada
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Greece - Kastoria

Greece - Kastoria 

Kastoria is partly built on a narrow peninsula jutting into Lake Orestiada at an altitude of about 630 meters. The small city is tucked away in the mountains of Macedonia. The place was first mentioned in the 1st century AD as Celerum, a town which was captured by the Romans during their war against Phillip V of Macedon in 200 BC.

The name Kastoria was first referred to in the late 10th century, when it was held by Bulgaria during the Byzantine-Bulgarian wars. Most probably Kastoria derives from the Greek word kástoras, meaning beaver.

Trade in the fur was traditionally an important element of Kastoria’s economy. The trade in beaver skins, which began over a thousand years ago, gave rise to the towns chief industry. When the beavers from the lake ran out, the town imported furs. Nowadays Kastoria still is an (international) center for the fur trade and offers many fur and leather shops/showrooms.

Kastoria is well known for its many churches and monasteries. From the 72 Byzantine and medieval churches there are still 52 in and around the city. Many of them have frescoes that are in very good shape. One of the most beautiful and interesting is Monastery Panagia Mavriotissa ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47511956 ), located on the shores of Lake Orestiada.

Lake Orestiada (or Lake Kastroria), the promenade and forests offer a perfect shelter for all kind of bird species. The lake is home for 200 different species, among them some rare and endangered ones. The most typical species are cormorants, pelicans, herons, swans, wild ducks and herons. Lake and surrounding wetlands also house frogs and Greek turtles.

Lian, Sylvie, aori, ღ❤ஜ heRVée ღ❤ஜ and 95 other people have particularly liked this photo


107 comments - The latest ones
fifi
fifi
Quelle fraîcheur ! o))))))
2 months ago.
Berny
Berny
great framing, well seen!
2 months ago.
Criss
Criss
J'imagine ces oiseaux dans ce superbe lieu de vie!

bonne journée Jaap!
2 months ago.
Criss has added
j'y reviens....superbe
2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Wonderful with this green framing!!!!!!!
Groeten.
2 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Aufnahme ,mit schöner Umrandung!
2 months ago.
Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51
bellissima immagine.
ciao, Silvy
2 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
merveilleux***************
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Lovely natural framing Jaap and great PiP's.
2 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Belle vue et cadrage naturel !
2 months ago.
Karp Panta
Karp Panta
Un genial encuadre !!!
2 months ago.
learning.photography
learning.photography
Excellent POV !
2 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Superb framing and a terrific view Jaap
2 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Wonderful landscapes !
Have a nice week
2 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Nice composition Jaap, now is the time to riminess about warmer climates with the colder dark days upon us.
2 months ago.
Baby
Baby
Very nice!!
2 months ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
A beautiful shot.
2 months ago.
Plooifiets
Plooifiets
Mooi "natuurlijk`' gekaderd . . . .
2 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Beautiful Jewel in the nature.
Thank you Jaap for the comprehensive note.
2 months ago.
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Linda janela
2 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Gorgeous framing and such a pretty view, Jaap !! Love the Pips also !! Happy week !
2 months ago.
Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau
Hallo Jaap, das ist ein wunderbar bebildertes Lexikon (Kommentar). Eine gute Woche.
2 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Your photos are beautiful and often well documented, it's interesting, thank you Jaap.
2 months ago.
Pat Del
Pat Del
Une région qui paraît extrêmement intéressante de par son passé !
2 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Wonderful shot, nicely framed, excellent PiPs.
2 months ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
Beau cadrage
2 months ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Wonderful place that makes to dream!!

Thank you very much also for the interesting note, Jaap
2 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
what a great image! love the framing
Happy week dear friend<:)
2 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A fine view. Beautifully framed, Jaap !
2 months ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Très beau cadrage!
2 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Lovely light and landscape, Jaap
2 months ago.
Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956
Einfach wunderschön!!
2 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifiquement rendue avec cette nébulosité.
Bonne et agréable semaine.
2 months ago.
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Great landscape shot.
2 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful landscape , its lovely Jaap.
2 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Beautiful light and sky, wonderful natural framing! An excellent image Jaap. Two super imagas in the PiPs too.

An interesting narrative as always..................but I'm surprised to hear it's an international centre for the fur trade..............I thought the trade in furs had all but dried up nowadays.
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Keith Burton
Perhaps, but for sure not in Kastoria; saw quite a lot of companies during my visit.
2 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
A beautiful view and a great framing. I also like the PiPs!
2 months ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
Een mooie foto, Jaap, met fijne compositie. :-)
2 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De très très belles photos . Bonne semaine .
2 months ago.
uwschu
uwschu
Schön gerahmt
2 months ago.
1banaan
1banaan
Mooi doorkijkje! De PIP's mogen er ook zijn.
2 months ago.
Alda
Alda
Fantastic framing!
2 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful series!
2 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Superbes photo et vue avec notes. Nicole.
2 months ago.
Zulma
Zulma
Stunning work my friend!!
2 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
as if it was seen through a window !
2 months ago.
♥Annieta♥
♥Annieta♥
Prachtige foto!:)
2 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Quelle MERVEILLE !
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Lovely view and beautifully framed by the leaves, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful view nicely framed by the trees
2 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
A great sky. Love the light and ripples on the water. The framing really adds to the strength of the image, Jaap. An immediate fave.
2 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Beautiful landscape!
2 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Mooie raam.
2 months ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Bel endroit ! jolie compo !
2 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Belle prise de vue !! les vacances .............
2 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
very well framed
2 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Beautifully framed and photographed!
2 months ago.
Misou 49
Misou 49
Superbe paysage , bien encadré par la verdure !
2 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good composition. I like the framing.
2 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
So pretty, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
2 months ago.
Betty JW
Betty JW
Congrats,on Explore!
2 months ago.
Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde
joli paysage !
2 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Striking view and lovely atmosphere, Jaap!
2 months ago.
Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude
Vielen Dank, Jaap, für die Geschichte mit dem schönen Bild!
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work ;-)
2 months ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
Wonderful view, nicely framed.
2 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Love your framing on this magnificent picture Jaap.
2 months ago.
TOZ
TOZ
As Ruesterstaude said thank you, Jaap, for the story with the beautiful picture!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Something to dream about .....
Excellent photograph, Jaap ! ******
2 months ago.
trester88
trester88
Ein fantastischer Blick!
2 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A beautifully framed view and a lovely location. Your excellent notes paint pictures of the area in my head. Well captured
2 months ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
paysage paisible
2 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Great capture, Jaap!!!
2 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image. Regards Tess
2 months ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Beautifully framed image, Jaap. A well deserved Explore.
2 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Beautifully taken and interesting information, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visits.
2 months ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe vue!!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Superbly framed and beautiful shot and already rightly very popular!
2 months ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
superbe série ; beau paysage et composition
2 months ago.
Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro
A very attractive area! Best wishes, Anton.
2 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
belle fin de semaine Jaap ! Amitiés♫
2 months ago.
Nico Andries
Nico Andries
Een mooi omlijst, prachtig panorama!
2 months ago.
Adele
Adele
A beautiful Mediterranean image very finely framed and composed.
2 months ago.
Esther
Esther
I would love to see more of Greece.
2 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely framed landscape !!!
2 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De toute beauté !!!
2 months ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Lovely landscape Jaap. Excellent framing.
2 months ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
Very beautiful picture - and your can see it was not ins hot, summer - very green
2 months ago.
Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant
The dramatic blue-grey sky framed in green - triumph!!
2 months ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
prachtig
2 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box
Hi Jaap

Superb picture, and a very nice frame!

Best wishes, and a Good Weekend

Peter
2 months ago.
•●•Line,
•●•Line,
Superbe!
2 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful view!
2 months ago.
Eve
Eve
Très beau et bien commenté
Bonne semaine
2 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Jolie vue sur cette ville située entre eau et montagnes... Un endroit paradisiaque
2 months ago.