Greece 2019 Part XIV


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A visit to Ancient Messene, an historic site that dates to the late Neolithic or the Early Bronze Age, while in the 9th-8th c. BC the cult of Zeus Ithomatas was established on the peak of Mt Ithome. Most of the area of Ancient Messene contains the ruins of the large classical city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. (See these references – UNESCOWikipedia)


Google Maps Location

View to the Ancient Ruins from the Bar where we had lunch lunch prior to the visit.

ANCIENT MESSENE



Greece 2019 Part XIII


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Citroen 2CV, Waterfront, Koróni, Greece

 

Coastal View, Koumpáres, Greece

 

Pýlos, Greece

 

War Memorial, Tsamadou, Pýlos, Greece

 

Bronze Cannon, Monument to Battle of Navarino, Central Square, Pýlos, Greece

 

Shop Door, Ikonomidi, Pýlos, Greece

 

Tourist Police Entrance, Ikonomidi, Pýlos, Greece

 

Poseidonia Restaurant, Tsamadou, Pýlos, Greece

 

Beach Front Bar, Methóni, Greece

 

Beach Front, Methóni, Greece

 

New Navarino Fortress, Pýlos, Greece

 

Aqueduct of Pilos, Pýlos, Greece

 

Popular Diner, Modon Restaurant, Beach Square, Methóni, Greece

 

Modon Restaurant, Beach Square, Methóni, Greece

 

Taverna Signs, Pýlos, Greece

 

Alfresco Dining, Beach Square, Methóni, Greece

 

Beach Square, Methóni, Greece

 

Flower Arrangement, Methóni, Greece

 

Ormos Navarinou (Navarino Bay, Pýlos, Greece

 

Villa, Agia Triada, Koróni, Greece



Greece 2019 Part XII – Methoni Castle


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Location of Methoni Castle


The Castle of Methoni is a medieval fortification in the port town of Methoni, Messenia, in southwestern Greece. The castle of Methoni occupies the whole area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on its three sides. Its north part, the one that looks to land, is covered by a heavily fortified acropolis. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and communication was achieved by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle. There is visible evidence of the Venetians remaining with carved symbols and emblems on the castle walls.





Greece 2019 Part XI


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Along the Waterfront, Koróni, Greece

 

Street Lamp, Waterfront, Koróni

 

Derelict Waterfront Building, Koróni

 

Views of and around Church of Saint Charalambos, Koróni

 

Church of Hagia Sophia (Saint Sophia), Koróni

Holy Trinity Church, Koróni

 

Garden of Monastery of Agios Ioannis, (Saint John) Koróni

 

Around the Temple of Apollo Grounds, Koróni

 

Shuttered Window, Koróni



Greece 2019 Part X


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We have returned to mainland Greece and the map below shows the area where we will be spending a the next several days



Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Markets, Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Church of Agios Georgios, Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Local Transport, Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Doorways, Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Balcony, Epar.Od. Rizomilou-Koronis, Charokopio, Koroni, Greece

 

Koróni Waterfront, Koróni, Greece

 

Koroni Castle, Koroni. Greece

Koróni Marina, Koróni, Greece

 

Old Building on the Waterfront, Koróni Marina, Koróni, Greece

 

Waterfront, Koróni Marina, Koróni, Greece

 

Limestone Pillar, Koróni Marina, Koróni, Greece

 

Laneway, Koróni, Greece

 

Miranda’s Kitchen, Koróni, Greece

 

YiaMas Wine Shop, Koróni, Greece

 

Old Building, Koróni, Greece

 

Olive Grove, Koróni, Greece



Greece 2019 Part IX – Santorini


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Our final day on Santorini before back to the mainland and then a visit to the region around Kalamatta.

Church of the Virgin Mary, Kalamiotissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Caldera Islands, Santorini, Greece

 

View from Giorgaros Bar, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Bay View, Santorini, Greece

 

Grand Villa With Views, Santorini, Greece

 

Perissa Beach, Santorini, Greece

 

Holy Cross Church, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Doorway, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Panagia Katefiani, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Shuttered Window, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Alley, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Villa Entries, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

 

Anafi Island from Perissa Beach, Santorini, Greece

 

Sunsetting Behind Thirasia, Imerovígli, Santorini, Greece



Greece 2019 Part VIII – Santorini

After the little diversion, it’s back to the Greek Islands for another installment from Santorini.


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Shuttered Window, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

 

Pearl on the Cliff, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

 

Gateway to Petit Palace Boutique Villas, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

 

Petit Palace Boutique Villas, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

 

View to the Southern Tip of The Caldera, Epar.Od. Firon-Ormou Perissis, Mesaria, Santorini, Greece

Coastal Rock Formation, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Saint Nikolaos Orthodox Church, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

‘The Wave’, Beachside Café-Restaurant, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

“The Wave” is a little Café/Restaurant/Tavern right at the waters edge where we enjoyed lunch. See this link for a panorama – it is the small place on the left with the lattice railing.

 

Stone Wharf, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Door, Melina’s Tavern, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Melina’s Tavern, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

This can be seen in full context here

 

Doorway, Cave Art Space, Akrotíri Beach, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Vineyard, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

The vines are not staked and are trained close to the ground to enable them to withstand the weather conditions of the island. They produce some truly wonderful wines here.

 

The Caldera, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

This can be seen in full context here

 

Coastal Cliffs, The Caldera, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

View North, Akrotíri Lighthouse Road, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Akrotíri Lighthouse, Akrotíri, Santorini, Greece

 

Beach Front, Perissa, Santorini, Greece

Agia Eirini, Thirasia & Oia, Santorini, Greece

 

Villa Visitor, Sunny Villas, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece



Images of Mining & Life from the Past – VII


The final contribution of the collection of old images of the early mining days in the northern goldfields of Western Australia, mainly the old Sons of Gwalia Mine at Leonora but also many of other surrounding places.

See this link for a map showing Leonora and Gwalia


Sonsa Dean Din Ras 1909

An Afghan who lived along Nambi Road and had his own personal mosque

 

Oroya Black Range Gold Mine, Sandstone 1908

 

Smoke Stack

(The State Hotel in Gwalia is visible to the left)

 

Machinery Shed, Sons of Gwalia Mine

 

Sons of Gwalia 1977

The mine was liquidated in 1963 and did not reopen again until 1982. The new entity operated the mine until its being placed into administration in 2004

 

Images Circa 1963

 

Maintenance near Headframe 1941

 

Mine View 1941

 

1907

 

Working Underground

 

Tool Sharpeners

 

Train Station, Gwalia

 

Mine 1926

 

Underground Shift

 

Atop the Gas Producers, Looking Towards the State Hotel

 

Tower Street 1905

The building to the right is the National Bank of Australasia – Now the Tourist & Information Bureau (See Here for today image)

 

“Ken”

Woodline locomotive in what today is the rear car park of the mine offices.

Ken’s Parking Spot During a Rainstorm in 2012

 

 

Images Associated with the Woodlines

Woodlines

Large quantities of timber are required for the development and running of the gold mines. This timber was not available locally and so a transport problem arose. The material required had to be shipped from its source to the lease and the best way considered to do this was by a small railway. An application was made for the constructing of the tramway and this was later granted to the Company.

The total area covered by the woodline was approximately 800 square miles. 4000 miles of 20″ gauge track. Only sufficient track was maintained to operate a few spur lines at one time. As an area became exhausted, the track was lifted (in sections complete with mulga log sleepers) and relaid in another area. The spur lines were laid 2 miles apart so that woodcutters were always within 1 mile of the track. The mulga cut was the fuel source for Sons of Gwalia Mine. About 30,000 tons of mulga of wood per year. The wood was used as fuel for boilers producing steam for the winder and to make producer gas for the engines in the power house. These engines drove the alternators generating the mines electricity and compressors producing the compressed air required. Woodline camps were very spartan. Each woodcutter had a small canvas hut with iron roof, which could be lifted onto a railway timber wagon and moved to the next campsite. Bough sheds were erected around the huts for additional shade and pens for chickens and goats were re-erected at each new campsite. Now, remains of bough sheds indicate the location of a campsite. Although a predominantly male occupation, some woodcutters had their families with them.

Washout of the Line at Lake Raeside

Railing Water 1941

Aerial – State Hotel in the background

The current mine offices are today located in the vacant plot in the centre of this image

Winder Wheels

Gold Pouring 1906

 

The Winder

Before the Fire in 1921

Leonora

 

Sons of Gwalia Mine 1949

 

Wooden Head Frame

 

Tram Car and Barn 1905

 

Tram 1903

 

Station Creek Homestead 1904

 

Trucks in Tower Street, Leonora

 

Todd Bros Coach Factory

 

The Mail Car

 

The Workers Club 1920

 

The Old Hotel Murrin Murrin 1905

 

The Smelter, Annaconda Copper Mine, Eulaminna 1900

 

Tatterstalls Hotel Mt Morgans

 

Sandalwood Cutters, Wilsons Patch

 

Unknown



Images of Mining & Life from the Past – VI


Part 6 of the continuing collection of old images of the early mining days in the northern goldfields of Western Australia, mainly the old Sons of Gwalia Mine at Leonora but also many of other surrounding places.

See this link for a map showing Leonora and Gwalia


Work Shed, Sons of Gwalia Mine

 

Stripping Timber for Transportation to the Mine

 

Underground Ore Cars

Timber for Boilers on Rail Cars

Workers Taking a Break

Woodline Steam Engines

 

Timber Stockpile

 

Woodline Trains Used for Staff Picnic

 

Sleeping Outdoors?

 

Parade Outside the White House Hotel, Tower Street, Leonora

Car Outside the White House Hotel

 

Mine Sites

 

Unknown Goldfields Hotel

 

Sons of Gwalia Mine 1963

 

Battery Fire 1921

 

Railway Hotel, Murrin Murrin

 

Gathered for a Race Meeting at Darlot

 

Gwalia Mine Manager’s House late 1920s

 

Police Party

 

P Hill’s Central Hotel, Tower Street, Leonora

Ore Carriages at the Decline

 

Parade Tower Street, Leonora 1903

 

Full Load on the Leonora Tram 1908

 

Gwalia Open Cut

 

Similar View in 2015

Mine Manager’s House Behind Open Cut

 

Similar View in 2012

 

Headframe on the Edge of the Open Cut

 

“Zion City”, The Miners Camp, Mertondale, Western Australia, 1905

 

Yundaminderra Battery 1937

 

Arrival of Morgan’s Minstrels, Yundaminderra



Images of Mining & Life from the Past – V


Another installment of the collection of old images of the early mining days in the northern goldfields of Western Australia, mainly the old Sons of Gwalia Mine at Leonora but also many of other surrounding places.

See this link for a map showing Leonora and Gwalia


Views of Sons of Gwalia Mine over Many Years

 

Gwalia Landscape from Mt Leonora

 

Bulldozer Clearing Land

 

Car Outside the White House Hotel

 

Outing on New Year’s Day 1914

 

Gold Display, National Bank of Australia, Malcolm (Pistols on table!)

 

“Painless” Haircuts at Murrin Murrin

 

Donkey Cart Murrin Murrin 1905

 

Headframe at Mt Morgans Mine 1896

 

Mt Morgans Volunteer Fire Brigade

 

Mt Morgans Mine 1930

 

Magazine (Explosives Store) Mt Morgans 1896

 

Mt Morgans Cricket Club

 

Camel Train Hauling Firewood, Mt Morgans (not a tree in sight)

 

Hill’s Malcolm Hotel

 

Moving Town, Malcolm (Always take the pub with you)

 

Donkey Team Transporting Firewood

 

Mine Workers

 

Wood Train

 

Mine Workers at Mt Morgans

 

Mine at Lawlers

 

Gwalia Aerials 1956

 

Mine Workers 1930

 

Retail Centre

 

“Midland”

Convent of Mercy School 1932

 

Bank of New South Wales

Built 1939 – closed 1943 and then occupied by National Bank of Australia until 1966

Leinster Mine