The city of Thessaloniki was founded over 2300 years ago by Cassander of Macedon. It has a long and changing history with conquering empires and different peoples living here. Today Thessaloniki is a thriving metropolis in the north of Greece with a modern face, but traces of history can be found everywhere. An example being the white tower (picture 3) from the 15th century.
The city of Thessaloniki is situated at the Gulf of Therma, which is part of the larger Aegean Sea. Sometimes also called Gulf of Salonika or Macedonian Gulf. It is a busy body of water with many transiting container ships. Some impressions from November 2019.
Shot on the Lofoten Islands in Norway in 2019.
The city of Salonique in Northern Greece is the ancient capital of Macedonia, best known for Alexander the Great. For many centuries it used to be a melting point of different religions and ethnicities. Turks, Jews and Greeks lived together in a relative harmony. Today Salonique is part of Greece and a modern city with a vivid nightlife and busy streets. Some impressions from October 2019.
Photographed in Summer 2019.
Photographies taken in Summer 2019.