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The Isthmus Canal
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The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth. The word "isthmus" comes from the Ancient Greek word for "neck" and refers to the narrowness of the land. Since 1893 the Corinth Canal has run through the 6.3 km wide isthmus, effectively making the Peloponnese an island.

The idea for a short cut to save boats sailing all round the Peloponnese was long considered by the Ancient Greeks.The first attempt to build a canal there, was carried out by the tyrant Periander or Periandros in the 7th century BC. He abandoned the project due to technical difficulties, and instead constructed a simpler and less costly overland stone ramp, named Diolkos, as a portage road. Remnants of Diolkos still exist today next to the modern canal.




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Masonmuse's avatar
Masonmuse| Photographer
Very cool
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Beautiful. Actually the first time I see a location in a picture here on deviantART where I have been myself. Amazing. :heart:
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jamesritchey|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot. I wouldn't like being up that high.
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BakalaeroZz|Hobbyist Photographer
ΑΞΙΟΣ!! Clap Clap Clap 
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holy..... Heart 
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ansdesign|Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's amazing. 
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Midway2009|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this years ago. :D
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artamusica|Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! I've long known about this canal but never actually seen it so thanks for sharing!
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StamatisGR| Photographer
thanks a lot!
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artamusica|Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
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Hey, didn't Robbie Maddison jump that canal? Nice picture. :iconiloveitplz:
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fascinating ......
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Thank you! :)
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brian772xls| Interface Designer
The water looks so organic <3
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gelamou|Hobbyist Photographer
featured on my journal [link]
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:hug:
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εχω περασει τοσες φορες απο εκει πηγαινοντας στο χωριο και μια φωτογραφια δεν εχω βγαλει....πολυ ωραια.... αλλα τι εννοεις με το 3raw hdr files?...
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StamatisGR| Photographer
ότι είναι στην πραγματικότητα 3 φωτογραφίες με διαφορετική έκθεση η κάθε μία :)
Δες στο Google τι είναι το HDR ;)
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absinthFenix|Professional Photographer
The perspective! :wow:
The color of the water! :wow: Ok, it is hdr but still :wow:
:faint: :faint: :faint:
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Thank you srecice!
I was playing with Photomatix and I guess it came out quite well :D
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In-the-picture|Hobbyist Photographer
:hexentanz::frog::hexentanz: Glad I saw this at [link] a fave of course :hexentanz::frog::hexentanz:
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Thank you! :)
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featured here: [link]
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StamatisGR| Photographer
Thank you! :)
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