Monday, September 21, 2009

Arcadian landscape


This is a typical Arcadian view. High mountains and tiny plains make up approximately 90% of the land in Arcadia, in central Peloponnese.

The colour squares arranged in a line are beehive boxes. Beekeeping is very popular in Arcadia because of the fir blossom pollen which gives a uniquely aromatic honey.

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Like the beehive touch of this impressive landscape. Not exactly the Arcadia of tales and painting, but a beautiful land, probably a bit greener after the summer.

Tinsie said...

That Arcadia (the one with the forests) was behind us. I'll see if I can find any pictures to post. In truth, the mountains in this photo probably belong to Argolis, they have that rugged look to them.

Vogon Poet said...

I checked it on a map and now understand what you mean, and now I remember that post.
We're coming to London in the second half of October, better late than never!

Wisdom Words said...

Beautiful shot ! The forests are amazing and i would like to visit them once.

Tinsie said...

@ Vogon Poet: Hey, that's great news - autumn will be in full swing by then and the parks full of beautiful colour. Interestingly enough, we're hoping to be in Italy at the end of October :-)

@ Wisdom Words: Look out for my next post!

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Tinsie said...

Δεν έχει τέτοια πράγματα στην Αρκαδία, μόνο έλατα!

(Εντάξει, όχι μόνο, αλλά κυρίως)