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@ Pauloīs garden by Isabelle [Personal Theme] (2 photos | 3 views)
Images taken at PF member Pauloīs garden during the winter vacations of 2011.
Most of them show my first humble dive into macro photography and I enjoyed doing them tremendously.
Aegina Island, Greece by vasilpro [Personal Theme] (1 photos | 1 views)
Aegina is the second largest island of the Saronic Gulf, following Salamina, and has an extent of 85 square kilometers. It is 16 naval miles far from Piraeus. The length of its coasts is 57 kilometers. It has an extent pf approximately 83 square kilometers and a population of about 17.000 residents.
The biggest part of the island is the result of volcanic activity. This can be observed at the central and southern part of the island, which is constituted of stony lava.
Aegina is comprised of low hills, most of which are covered by pine trees. The highest spot of the island is Ellanio Mountain, with 532 meters altitude, which doesnĒt have much vegetation, besides some bushes and low plants.
In the Southern and Eastern part, Oros Mountain forms steep rocky coasts, leaving just a few small bays except from the large bay of Santa Marina. The rest of the coasts are smooth, with smaller or bigger bays.
In the western and northwestern part, there are flat, inhabited areas of Aegina, with the large bay of Marathonas and the port of the city of Aegina. In this area, most of the pistachios and grapes are being produced. There are also olive trees, fig trees and almond trees.
In the Northern part, there is the narrow valley of Mesagros, which separates the mountain from the small tumps that stretch along the north coast.
The islandĒs vegetation is comprised by hollies, wild olive trees, cypresses and firewood. The islandĒs fauna is comprised by hares, foxes, badgers and a variety of birds. The islandĒs climate is dry and healthy, mild during winter and cool during summer.