Photographer's Note

Patra is Greece's third largest urban centre and the capital of the prefecture of Ahaia, located in northern Peloponnese, 215 kilometers west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.

The city is endowed with a number of neoclassical buildings and mansions dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the past, years of neglect and the absence of protection enforcement, as well as recent earthquakes had contributed to the destruction of several such examples. Today, however, most surviving neoclassical buildings are under a strict protection status. The project for the restoration of the city's architectural heritage is part of the 2006 Cultural Capital bid.

The picture above was taken in March 2006, a stormy evening, in the streets of Patra. Is the best I could upload for the days to come. I hope it gets you in mood!

With Best Regards...

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