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5th of October

Dawn at Old lady’s plummet beach, Andros


This is an image I made a few months ago at the famous beach “The Old Lady’s plummet” (or perhaps “The Old Lady’s leap”) (Της Γριάς το Πήδημα/Tis grias to pidima in Greek). The impressive rock emerging from the sea, is followed by an equally amazing story: during the Ottoman empire’s occupation of Greece, an old lady was forced by the Ottomans to open the doors to the castle looming over Korthi bay (and protecting the island) at the southern end of the island of Andros. Her qualms over helping the Ottomans occupy the castle, forced her to jump from the top of the hill, and this rock symbolizes her plummeting from the mountain to the sea. Amazing story, don’t you think (and it doesn’t matter that it can’t be true, does it)?

 

Old lady's leap at dawn - Andros

Old lady’s leap at dawn – Korthi, Andros, Cyclades, Greece, 2012

 

And an alternate version:

Old lady's leap at dawn alt - Andros

Old lady’s leap at dawn alt – Korthi, Andros, Cyclades, Greece, 2012

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