Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mountains in Greece


Mountain, originally uploaded by ghosh_pijush.

"A mountain becomes great as a human personality does, by extending its influence over the thoughts, words and actions of mankind," so said R. L. G. Irving, an English mountaineer writing in 1940. The thoughts and words inspired by mountains and the people who live there have been very important influences in the development of mountain environments in modern times. The Matterhorn, for example, is a disagreeable, tall pile of loose rock but thanks to literature and photography it has become one of the world's best known tourist symbols and is as important to the national economy of Switzerland as the watch industry itself.

6 comments:

Kalyan said...

WoWWW...an Excellently captured & composed shot!
Simply Superb!

Pijush said...

@Kalyan, Thanks for the comment, Now I am thinking to introduce the rating system here as well :-)

backpakker said...

Beautiful Mountains ...greece has always been a fascination in my life...I've grown romancing greek heroes and both history andm ythology has always been special to me...sometimes i want to come visit greece and italy

Pijush said...

Yes Greece is really enchanting. I have not been to Italy, but Greece is has everything in it, as if a small World.

Haris said...

It is nice to see people discovering that Greece is also majestic mountains and not only magnificent beaches.
Here is a site with photos from Marmara, a village on the sides of Vardousia mountains in Central Greece, not very far from Athens.
Marmara also called Seliani, is a village near Spercheiada
http://marmara.freehostia.com

Haris said...

It is nice to see people discovering that Greece is also majestic mountains and not only magnificent beaches.
Here is a site with photos from Marmara, a village on the sides of Vardousia.
Marmara also called Seliani, is a village near Spercheiada

http://marmara.freehostia.com