Τετάρτη, 16 Μαΐου 2012

Sure i love to travel, but there is no place like home

In 1912 Thessaloniki was free again to continue its course in history. In this October (2012) we will celebrate the liberation of our city from Turks before 100 years. I have a special bond with my city and usually no one understands it. So here, let me present you some pictures of my beloved home.




Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη), historically also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévusa), literally "co-capital", and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa), "co-reigning" city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.

The White Tower
Navarinou Square
Aristotelous Square
Alexander the Great & Bucephalus
 In 1974 was erected on very waterfront of Thessaloniki, near another town's landmark - White Tower - equestrian statue of Alexander the Great on his famous horse Bucephalus. Author of the statue is Greek sculptor Vangelis Moustakas. Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia in Greece and info some people tend to forget ;)

Taken by me, view from my class in the Aristotle University
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (a part of it)
The Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda with its minaret, c. 299-303 CE


The Agora (Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά, Agorá) was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "Gathering place" or "Assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city

 Heptapyrgion
Archaeological Museum of Thessalonike, Macedonia, Greece
Museum of Byzantine civilization
Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
Οld buildings among the new one's
Old Hotel
This building housed the Italian Consulate until 1978
An abandoned (yes it waits for me to buy it) Peel in Queen Olga's Street
Second favorite house
Here one of our many "haunted" houses

View of the city at night - Heptapyrgion
In a park down town at night. How peaceful 

Thessaloniki  by Fool Moon - Θεσσαλονίκη με πανσέληνο George @ 06

Taken from http://maisaimamovic.tumblr.com/
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Random photos from tumblr . edit by me
When the sky is clean you can see Olympus the mountain of Gods!

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Taken from http://rebecca-abroad.tumblr.com/
Info A weekend in Thessaloniki- This beautiful city is Greece’s 2nd largest, located in the north. Thessaloniki had everything I could ever dream of- fashion, water, night life, delicious gyros, pastry shops on every corner, and beautiful ruins.

And more that i cannot just put in a post. Here some more if you want to see more :)
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Hope you like the journey. Tell me about your city!


Note : Photos are taken from random sites, mostly from Google but i have them in my personal collection so if there is a photo here that is yours plz tell me the source.

8 σχόλια:

  1. The buildings are amazing! It must be interesting to live in a city with so much history, and seeing the old mix in with the new. :)

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    1. I just love to look at them and dreaming that one day i will have one! We have a lot of history, as so many cities around the world, and we would had some more if we weren't under Turks for so long. Thank you my dear for the comment!!:)

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  2. Thessaloniki looks so beautiful, specially the agora part.
    I am very fond of cities that show some respect for their history and cultural heritage. My own town is very respectuful with its origins too, so maybe I am making a post about it as well.

    Thank you very much for sharing this, it is always interesting to see a sneek of other people´s lifes across the world.

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    1. Thank you very much my dear Violette :) Really glad you like my post<3 I feel the same exactly, it is part of who we are the history and we should respect even if there are just rocks to some people! Aw you have to make one post i love to see some more cities and learn about their history through time!!!!!:D

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  3. I Like the way you describe "Salonique" it's my second home. I understand exactly how you feel about it.

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    1. Ηello there!! I am really glad you liked my post!!! As i said, i have a very strong connection to my home town and my itence was to show her beauty to people around the world!!! You are French or from elsewhere? I am also happy to see people loving Thessaloniki!!! :)

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