Mines of Fokis

Vagonetto is a unique theme park, situated on the 51st km. of the Lamia-Amfissa National Road in Greece, between mountains Ghiona and Parnassos, within the broader area of S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. premises. Vagonetto aims at presenting the operation areas of a mine, but also at informing, recreating, and educating the new generations on the history of the exploitation of bauxite, and on the people who worked in mines, honoring and promoting the mining history of Fokis.

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Small port of St. Nicholas

History

Up until the 1960's the small port of Saint Nicholas was a very popular tourist resort among people living in the outskirts of Pireas. Visitors used to swim at the sea, fathers taught their children how to fish and celebrated many events like Kathari Deutera and Theofania.

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Istanbul

Istanbul has had a record growth in the last 5-10 years. You can see this in every corner of the tourist city. People are flooding the streets of Istikal avenue and the shops are always packed with tourists wiling to spend their liras in anything from a simple souvenir to an expensive digital gadget. But is this the real Istanbul or is it just an image, a cover to hide the life of the real people working hard to make ends meet? I am not so sure.

After spending 4 days photographing the streets of the city I have very mixed feelings. In this journal I will try to cover my impressions of the city in different areas, from lodging and people, to food and local stores. 4 days is definitely not long enough to cover or fully understand a culture, that's why this journal will remain a work in progress as I intend to visit the city again. So the trip begins...

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