KON PHOTO WORLD: Blog https://konphotoworld.com/blog en-us (C) Konstantinos Chatziamallos | KON PHOTO WORLD (KON PHOTO WORLD) Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:12:00 GMT Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:12:00 GMT https://konphotoworld.com/img/s/v-12/u216574969-o265909767-50.jpg KON PHOTO WORLD: Blog https://konphotoworld.com/blog 116 120 The old Winery of Kos https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/6/the-old-winery-of-kos In 1928 (during the Italian Occupation of the Dodecanese) CAIR (Compania Agricola Industriale di Rodi) was founded in Rhodes with the aim of exploiting the agricultural production of Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese, especially in the fields of winemaking and oil production. In 1930 he signed a contract with the Acquisition Government for the construction of facilities in the Industrial District of Kos. The Kos Winery was inaugurated and operated in 1931 as part of the industrial facilities. After the liberation and specifically in 1949, it is sold and transferred by CAIR to the Cooperative of Winemaking and Sale of grapes of KOS island which, under the chairmanship of G. Koutsouradis, is renamed VINCO and begins the standardization of its products. Production is increasing, sales are also, exports are achieved in countries such as Germany (grapes), France, Italy, Spain but also in Middle Eastern countries. With the Metapolitism, the company was renamed again to the Agricultural Wine Cooperative of the island of Kos. Until the 1980s the performance was excellent, and at worst satisfactory. From that decade, however, began the great and rapid transformation of the business structure of Kos into a tourism industry. In the next decade, 1990, the downward trend in the production of the winery is now evident since the farmers, to a great extent, are transformed into tourism executives (of any level) while the arable lands are abandoned. The loans are now strangling the Winery and finally, in 2001, its operation is terminated. The Municipality of Kos and local organizations tried to ensure the acquisition and management of the now abandoned facilities, by the people of Kos. The Ministry of Culture of Greece characterized the Winery and ABIKO (we will refer to it in a future article) monuments of industrial heritage of unique value for the island area but ... everything gradually turned out to be pointlessly and the facilities were handed over to wear and tear of time but, unfortunately, also in looting and further decomposition by human factor. At some point we reached the outbreak of fire which almost ended the rest. The former industrial jewelry is now starting to be an aggravating factor of the city as it functions as a source of illegal elements but also a potential health bomb through the asbestos that is poured into the surrounding area. In 2016, March, I toured the premises and photographed, in one of my first projects, the situation. It is not a happy or graphic work, but it is a photographic recording that may offer in the future material to remember the period of decay and the tragic end of an important industrial conquest of our island.
I quote a few indicative photos in this post and I refer you to the following link to see more: https://konphotoworld.com/p372554789

Information from:
- Historical researcher, Dr Costas Kogiopoulos
- Articles in the local press
- Reports by Mrs Xanthippi Agrelli and Mrs Sofia Karagianni, particularly sensitized to the issues of our island.


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(KON PHOTO WORLD) architecture atmospheric buildlings cityscapes documentary dodecanese greece interesting buildings kon photo world konphotoworld konstantinos chatziamallos kos kos island kos town kpw memories remains ruins wine factory winery https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/6/the-old-winery-of-kos Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:13:46 GMT
“Empididae” family flies? https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/6/empididae-family-flies Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly?
On 23 April 2021, at about 07:10am, I've met this fly during my walk around Tigaki lagoon, the most important wetland of Kos island, Greece.

I've managed to take 4 photos of it and now I’m trying to identify the species. Most of the time this is very difficult to achieve as there are sooooo many insect species around and sooooo many similar ones! 

Although there are some web based tools (apps) available to help, they often struggle when dealing with really difficult cases. There are also some books but the really helpful detailed guides are very expensive indeed! Anyway …

I think that this interesting tiny (I estimate that it did not exceed half a centimetre in length (you see the comparison with the flowers that he/she "honored") is a member of Empididae family (Dagger flies) but I’m not able to definitively define the species, yet.

The sure thing is that I’ve spent several beautiful moments being, once more, active in macro photography which is one of my favorite genres.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly? Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly? Empididae family fly?Empididae family fly?

(KON PHOTO WORLD) arthropods dagger flies dodecanese empididae fauna flies flowers greece insects kon photo world konphotoworld konstantinos chatziamallos kos kos island kpw lagoon macro photography nature plants tigaki wetland wildlife https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/6/empididae-family-flies Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:56:36 GMT
An impressive super yacht in Kos harbor yesterday night: "FLORENTIA" https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/5/an-impressive-superyacht-in-kos-harbor-yesterday-night-florentia Last night i was pleasantly surprised by the presence of an amazing super yacht in Kos harbor (Kos island, Dodecanese, Greece)!
It was impossible for me to resist on taking some photos so i placed my Canon EOS R with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM lens on one of my tripods (Manfrotto Compact Advanced) and ... here it is, the impressive "FLORENTIA":

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Graceful custom luxury yacht "FLORENTIA" from Italian shipyard Rossinavi was launched in 2020 and is constructed with a steel full-displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. Measuring 52m, she covers four decks and has an interior volume of 800 GT with exterior styling by Studio Vafiadis and interiors created by Carlo Colombo and his studio A++.

Some interesting facts:

  • Ship has a crew of 11 for professional luxury service on every journey.
  • A pair of Caterpillar 3512E engines of 1,901 kW @ 1,800 rpm produce a top speed of 15 knots, a cruising speed of 13.5 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
  • The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.

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21-05-24_KPW-VESSELS_Yachts_Florentia_002_cp_framedFLORENTIA superyacht in Kos harbor


(KON PHOTO WORLD) cityscapes dodecanese florentia greece kon photo world konphotoworld konstantinos chatziamallos kos kos harbor kos island kos town kpw nightscapes photographer rossinavi ships studio a++ studio vafiadis super yacht vessels yacht https://konphotoworld.com/blog/2021/5/an-impressive-superyacht-in-kos-harbor-yesterday-night-florentia Tue, 25 May 2021 03:12:12 GMT