Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece

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Hilary

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Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:28:38 PM »
Nafplio, the first capital of Greece from 1821 to 1834.
The road parallel to the sea and the old town is now lined with Phoenix canariensis,tavernas, and coffee shops.
The trees and the setting sun shining on Palamidi, the castle, were very picturesque this sunny November day
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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 08:50:51 AM »
We did consider having the MGS AGM there once in the past. It's a lovely town.
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Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 06:48:01 PM »
Talking about Cypress trees, we saw this one from the fortress of Palamidi, high above Nafplion
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Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 02:38:58 PM »
Wild flowers growing on a wall in Nafplion
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Alisdair

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 09:27:19 AM »
Lovely picture, Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 07:06:55 AM »

One bright sunny day between Christmas and New Year we took our house guests, our two granddaughters and their aunt, our daughter, to Nafplion.
The first stop was the Venetian fortress on top of the Palamidi hill. The fortress is famous for its views over the town of Nafplion and the views across the Gulf of Argolis to the mountains of Argolis and Arcadia. .
I was on the look out for plants to share with you and the fortress did not disappoint. Many plants grew naturally in front of or on  strong stone walls  providing botanic interest  to the  views

The only photo in this set which is without a tree, bush  or plant in it  is of the Venetian fortress on Bourdzi Islet
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Alisdair

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 08:17:10 AM »
Lovely trip, Hilary: thanks!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 08:53:25 AM »
The second installment of photos from Nafplion and the plants growing inside the Venetian fortress on the Palamidi hill

I was fascinated by the Indian Bead Trees, Melia azedarach, with their bare branches and bead like fruit silhouetted against the walls of the fortress. Comparing photos, my daughter and I seem to have snapped the same trees but from different angles

As usual I was amazed to see how some plants can find enough room and nutrients to grow on old walls.
A Venetian castle could not be without its sculpture of the  Lion of Saint Mark, here  surrounded by wild plants.
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 09:20:05 PM »
A place to visit some time Hilary. Thank you for the lovely views
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 07:38:52 AM »
More photos of plants from inside the confines of the Venetian fortress on Palamidi hill.
i love the daisy growing out of a crack in the stone
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Hilary

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Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 06:59:59 AM »
The last photos from our recent trip to Nafplion.
A secluded garden just inside the entrance to the Venetian fortress on the Palamidi hill.
The granddaughters found the cannon ball edging round the trees very amusing.
Our daughter ,who lives in Madrid, found the benches very amusing
I think the next time we visit the castle I will sit in this quiet garden and watch the world go by
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care