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« on: July 19, 2005, 11:20:39 PM »
Just a bit of fun and Crete based  

here's an old picture of a Cretan village, which is it?

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 12:47:38 PM »
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Just a bit of fun and Crete based   

here's an old picture of a Cretan village, which is it?
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Hi Harribobs,

Chora Sfakion around 1960?

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 12:52:40 PM »
spot on!

but i believe the picture was taken in the 1940's

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 01:22:43 PM »
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spot on!

but i believe the picture was taken in the 1940's
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Hi Harribobs,

You are correct this picture belongs to a serie of the WW2 German invasion of Crete: "Operation Mercury"
Most likely picture has been taken during this invasion period 20-05-1941 / 01-06-1941.  

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005, 02:43:16 PM »
well, (not wishing to be picky....oh why not!!  )

if it was taken by the Germans then it would have been after 1-6-41 ( sphakia was in allied hands until that time)

good picture though, the harbour has been improved greatly

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2005, 03:46:00 PM »
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well, (not wishing to be picky....oh why not!!  )

if it was taken by the Germans then it would have been after 1-6-41 ( sphakia was in allied hands until that time)

good picture though, the harbour has been improved greatly
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Ofcourse!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2005, 11:03:23 AM »
Its Chora Sfakia, south west Crete, the place where the U.K. soldiers where pick up during the second world war. After ending your walk in the Samaria Gorge, leaving the ferry boat, you'll pass the memorial for this.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2005, 06:26:53 PM »
Yes, you're right Albert

the memorial is over on the left hand side (when you look out to the sea)

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2005, 09:25:49 PM »
I've been though Chora Sfakion a few days, but can't understand how this picture can be the same place. Does anyone know where there is an up-to-date photograph on the web that shows the same area?

As an aside, there is a collection of similar photographs on the web taken on the island of Anafi in 1941. I have a photo that I took that is almost exactly the same view - this was taken before I knew about the 1941 photos.  


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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2005, 08:55:32 AM »
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I've been though Chora Sfakion a few days, but can't understand how this picture can be the same place. Does anyone know where there is an up-to-date photograph on the web that shows the same area?

As an aside, there is a collection of similar photographs on the web taken on the island of Anafi in 1941. I have a photo that I took that is almost exactly the same view - this was taken before I knew about the 1941 photos. 


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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2005, 09:07:37 AM »
The tree has grown a bit hasn't it!  Looking at the pictures side by side it's interesting to note that at least one of the original buildings seems to have survived.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2005, 10:50:53 AM »
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The tree has grown a bit hasn't it! Allan
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    nice one Allan



good modern day matching pic Beachcombers!  was it taken from the road or higher up?

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2005, 08:15:05 AM »
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The tree has grown a bit hasn't it! Allan
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    nice one Allan



good modern day matching pic Beachcombers!  was it taken from the road or higher up?
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I really do not know. As you can see in the right top corner the picture is copied from the website Chora-Sfakion.com and is the opening window. As a Crete lover (who is not) and photographic enthusiast I am frequently exploring the photo-galleries of other enthusiasts and came across this picture.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2005, 10:41:56 AM »
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I really do not know. As you can see in the right top corner the picture is copied from the website Chora-Sfakion.com and is the opening window. As a Crete lover (who is not) and photographic enthusiast I am frequently exploring the photo-galleries of other enthusiasts and came across this picture.
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oops!  i missed that, just had a look, it's a nice little site, i see thet have a link to Wolfgangs Sphakia site. I love his photographs

i was hoping to match that old photo with one of mine but i couldn't find one, the best i can do is this one


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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2005, 12:08:01 PM »
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I really do not know. As you can see in the right top corner the picture is copied from the website Chora-Sfakion.com and is the opening window. As a Crete lover (who is not) and photographic enthusiast I am frequently exploring the photo-galleries of other enthusiasts and came across this picture.
Beachcombers.
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oops!  i missed that, just had a look, it's a nice little site, i see thet have a link to Wolfgangs Sphakia site. I love his photographs

i was hoping to match that old photo with one of mine but i couldn't find one, the best i can do is this one


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This is Sphakia 1963 from www.crete-vacation.com
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