Skiathos - Old City ruins
Star trails


IMAGE DETAILS

Date + Time ...............................   22 / 7 / 2012 - 19:15 UTC
Location ....................................   Skiathos Old city castle
Optics .........................................
  Canon EFS 18-200 mm (working at 18mm - f/3.5)
Camera .....................................   Canon Eos 50D
Exposure Time........................    ISO 1600 - 138 X 30 sec
Mount ......................................    portable tripod
Processing Details .................    Photoshop CS 4 - Star trail software
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Kastro was the biggest medieval town from the twelfth century till 1830. It was built upon a cliff sticking out into the ocean at the north end of the island. Just a narrow strip connected the cliff to the island itself. Here there was built a strong wall with a solid door. The cliff is very high with steep sides. Therefore the people who lived there had a secure town which was easy to defend against enemies. At its largest there were about 300 houses and 22 churches here. Today just one church remains and the ruins of a few others. Parts of the defence wall facing the main island also remain. There are also a couple of restored private houses here.
 

Nikos Paschalis