OUR CRETE 2011 - 2012. Or from Helsinki to Kalyves and back.
Glimpses of the journey and Crete.

Photos and texts Hannu Lehmusvuori, Kiti Malmi-Lehmusvuori & Milli

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Seventh (heaven) photostop: Crete 2011-10-01 to ->. Page 52.

SATURDAY Jan. 28 - Hania and Aptera.

From Political to Ancient THEATER.

Today we drove to Hania with Irmeli and Mikko to cast our votes in the 2nd election day in electing a new President for Finland. Two candidates to choose from - the ones that had most votes last time. So, a simple choice for us!

Having performed our role in a casual ceremony in the Honorary Consulate of Finland we acted upon a whim when driving back home. We always pass the crossing leading to ancient Aptera, and now we took that road up!

And arrived at a more ancient theatrical site than where today's political roles are played!

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The Aptera Theater (from 14th century B.C.) where the ruling nation in the area enjoyed plays! Until an earthquake in the 7th century B.C. made an end to their power.

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Later powers - Romans - built this vaulted cistern that was in use from 4th century B.C. to 1st century A.D.

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Even later powers - Bysantine rulers - built a fortress to the site of the ancient high power.

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After the fall of the Bysantine rule a small Christian Chapel was erected within the fortress.

Quite a lesson in history for us today! But let's hope that modern history will be re-written in Finland, and our candidate will win in the actual election in Finland on February 5. Electing a person who is both socially and politically exceptional would prove that we Finns have a broad mind in understanding peace and equality both nationally and internationally!


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