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Sunset at Mykonos

Sunset at Mykonos
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Pereira de Faria (olissipo) (1105)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-23
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Windmills [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 20:05
Viewed: 1795
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mykonos (Greek: Μύκονος) is an island of Greece and one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. It belongs to the Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. It spans an area of 86 kmē and rises at an elevation of 364 m at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water to meet its needs. There are approximately 6200 inhabitants (2002). The largest town is Mykonos, also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town), which lies on the west coast. It is believed that the island was named after a local hero, who is considered an offspring of the god Apollo and was worshipped locally in ancient times.

In Greek mythology Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Gigantes, and the island was named in honor of Apollo's grandson Mykons.
During these ancient times, Mykonos, due to its proximity to the then highly populated island of Delos (situated about 2km away), became very important as a supply island and possibly as a getaway location for Delian citizens.

During the 19th century the milling of flour constituted the basic source of income of Mykonos but they exist as early as the 16th century. Several of the windmills are still standing on the edge of Mykonos Town. They are no longer functional but are a huge draw for tourists.

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Really romantic picture.
Great color and great "cadrage"

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