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Photo of the week: the cannons of Nauplion

Most associate Greece with postcard pictures of sun-drenched islands and ruins under clear blue skies. But Greece has more seasons than just summer and its historical sites can be appreciated in any weather. Sometimes the weather makes views and landscapes more interesting and dramatic, such as the bastions of Nauplion, shown below.

One of my favourite places in Greece, Nauplion was heavily fortified by its occupiers over the centuries. The most massive of these fortifications were built during the Turco-Venetian wars, fought over Greek soil for generations. Today, they are a silent testament to the bitterness of those struggles, the same that caused the destruction of the Parthenon.

Guns in Nauplion, Greece

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