Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 11/05/2018


Photo taken on May 27, 2018



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Makedonía
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Ελλάς. Ellas
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.

Janet Brien, sunlight, Lydia Lindla (Ly), annaig56 and 84 other people have particularly liked this photo


105 comments - The latest ones
fifi
fifi
Quelle fraîcheur ! o))))))
11 days ago.
Berny
Berny
great framing, well seen!
11 days ago.
Chriss
Chriss
J'imagine ces oiseaux dans ce superbe lieu de vie!

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

Thank you very much also for the interesting note, Jaap
11 days ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
what a great image! love the framing
Happy week dear friend<:)
11 days ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A fine view. Beautifully framed, Jaap !
11 days ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Très beau cadrage!
11 days ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Lovely light and landscape, Jaap
11 days ago.
Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956
Einfach wunderschön!!
11 days ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifiquement rendue avec cette nébulosité.
Bonne et agréable semaine.
11 days ago.
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Great landscape shot.
11 days ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful landscape , its lovely Jaap.
11 days 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.
11 days 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.
11 days ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
A beautiful view and a great framing. I also like the PiPs!
11 days ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
Een mooie foto, Jaap, met fijne compositie. :-)
11 days ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De très très belles photos . Bonne semaine .
11 days ago.
uwschu
uwschu
Schön gerahmt
11 days ago.
1banaan
1banaan
Mooi doorkijkje! De PIP's mogen er ook zijn.
11 days ago.
Alda
Alda
Fantastic framing!
11 days ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful series!
11 days ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Superbes photo et vue avec notes. Nicole.
11 days ago.
Zulma
Zulma
Stunning work my friend!!
11 days ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
as if it was seen through a window !
11 days ago.
♥Annieta♥
♥Annieta♥
Prachtige foto!:)
11 days ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Quelle MERVEILLE !
11 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Lovely view and beautifully framed by the leaves, Jaap.
11 days ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful view nicely framed by the trees
11 days 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.
11 days ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Beautiful landscape!
11 days ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Mooie raam.
11 days ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Bel endroit ! jolie compo !
11 days ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Belle prise de vue !! les vacances .............
11 days ago.
Leo W
Leo W
very well framed
11 days ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Beautifully framed and photographed!
11 days ago.
Misou 49
Misou 49
Superbe paysage , bien encadré par la verdure !
11 days ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good composition. I like the framing.
11 days ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
So pretty, Jaap.
11 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
10 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
10 days ago.
Betty Wetherbee
Betty Wetherbee
Congrats,on Explore!
10 days ago.
Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde
joli paysage !
10 days ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Striking view and lovely atmosphere, Jaap!
10 days ago.
Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude
Vielen Dank, Jaap, für die Geschichte mit dem schönen Bild!
10 days ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work ;-)
10 days ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
Wonderful view, nicely framed.
10 days ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Love your framing on this magnificent picture Jaap.
10 days ago.
TOZ
TOZ
As Ruesterstaude said thank you, Jaap, for the story with the beautiful picture!
10 days ago. Edited 10 days ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Something to dream about .....
Excellent photograph, Jaap ! ******
10 days ago.
trester88
trester88
Ein fantastischer Blick!
10 days ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A beautifully framed view and a lovely location. Your excellent notes paint pictures of the area in my head. Well captured
10 days ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
paysage paisible
10 days ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Great capture, Jaap!!!
9 days ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image. Regards Tess
9 days ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Beautifully framed image, Jaap. A well deserved Explore.
9 days ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Beautifully taken and interesting information, Jaap.
9 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day, Jaap.
9 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visits.
9 days ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe vue!!
9 days ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Superbly framed and beautiful shot and already rightly very popular!
9 days ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
superbe série ; beau paysage et composition
9 days ago.
Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro
A very attractive area! Best wishes, Anton.
8 days ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
belle fin de semaine Jaap ! Amitiés♫
8 days ago.
Nico Andries
Nico Andries
Een mooi omlijst, prachtig panorama!
8 days ago.
Adele
Adele
A beautiful Mediterranean image very finely framed and composed.
8 days ago.
Esther
Esther
I would love to see more of Greece.
8 days ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely framed landscape !!!
7 days ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De toute beauté !!!
7 days ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Lovely landscape Jaap. Excellent framing.
7 days ago.
Ernest CH
Ernest CH
Very beautiful picture - and your can see it was not ins hot, summer - very green
7 days ago.
Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant
The dramatic blue-grey sky framed in green - triumph!!
7 days ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
prachtig
7 days ago.
Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box
Hi Jaap

Superb picture, and a very nice frame!

Best wishes, and a Good Weekend

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