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Old Aug 10, 2007, 6:13 AM   #11
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Massive, massive. The pictures breathe of massiveness. The hundreds and hundreds of tons of stone (rock?) formed like this and photographed like this. Great

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Torgny, thanks for your appreciation!

Looking at today's buildings I have feeling that they are mostly built to be demolished one day when biggers ones could be built in the same area whereas these 19th century or earlier ones were meant to be preserved always!

Anothernon-disposable virtue of consumer society :!:

Btw,as for victory,Nike is a female deity, soevery definition can be as good as the next as long as you're the victor
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 6:14 AM   #12
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I noticed with interest the tilework and the arabic lettering on the post office. And I wondered, since the Latin Alphabet became used, it must be a chore for scholars to go back and read old original documents.

Is the Arabic system taught as well as the Latin one?

I particularly like your photo of the train station, BTW.Intriquing that two clocks are on each face of the building, as though necessary to keep a strict symmetry.
Very good observation, Barbarian The train station isreally atasteful example of eclectic style retaining Gothic, Classical and Baroque elements, which often involvessymmetryan essentialcomponent of the architecture.

As for Arabic letters, they were used during the reign of OttomanEmpire.However, the language was not Arabic but Ottoman whose grammer was based on Turkish which has nothing to do with the Semitic language family! Thus, they haveOttoman language lessonas well as Ancient Greek and Latin in History Department.

Ah, really tough job!Onehas to love it really : )


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Old Aug 10, 2007, 12:35 PM   #13
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Hello bahadir, I too like the shots of the old buildings, very nice, the inside shotshows the vastness of the place, I think that might be the right word for it, also very good exposure.
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Hello bahadir, I too like the shots of the old buildings, very nice, the inside shotshows the vastness of the place, I think that might be the right word for it, also very good exposure.
Sir Alex, I am happy to hear your appreciation!

In factit has beenan almost unexpectedpleasure to hear the compliments above on the corridor which I put just to give a littlesenseof my one dayjouney:-)

Ah, btw, I remember asking a group of jolly young policemen about the length of the corridor. One of them replied it took him +9000floor tilesto reach the end of it, upon whichI simplypaced atile which was to measure roughly two and a half feet...
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Very nice shots for being in a hurry the buildings look like they are well kept, but i don't think Ben Johnson would have made it, looks to far but i may be very wrong as he runs like a cheetah
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Very nice shots for being in a hurry the buildings look like they are well kept, but i don't think Ben Johnson would have made it, looks to far but i may be very wrong as he runs like a cheetah
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Thanks for your appreciation! Yes, they arevigourous enough to be on their feetandactive : )

Btw, you do not hint- ah, how can I put it!- theunfortunate incident when Ben Johnson risked being reckoned a cheating cheetah!at the Olympiads, do you?? :G


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Very nice shots for being in a hurry the buildings look like they are well kept, but i don't think Ben Johnson would have made it, looks to far but i may be very wrong as he runs like a cheetah
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Thanks for your appreciation! Yes, they arevigourous enough to be on their feetandactive : )

Btw, you do not hint- ah, how can I put it!- theunfortunate incident when Ben Johnson risked being reckoned a cheating cheetah!at the Olympiads, do you?? :G

Yep, Φαρμακα these day's my friend:G
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Yep, Φαρμακα these day's my friend:G
Lol! Kaka farmakaforkaka pedia :-)


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Yep, Φαρμακα these day's my friend:G
Lol! Kaka farmakaforkaka pedia :-)

Ya it is funny, don't forget about our own here Katerina Thanou and Kostas Kenteris they never showed up to take a blood test, *ολυ κακα παιδια αρκαδιας.
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Oh!I remember the days of Athens 2004 Olympiads and Universiade 2005 Izmir
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