Photographer's Note

This attractive building is called Bellenis Tower and stands by the coastal road in Alinda, just a few metres from the sea. It was build in the 1920's as a summer house for Parissis Bellenis' family. Bellenis was a wealthy contractor of Greek origin who lived and worked in Egypt. After his death, the building passed to the Municipality of Leros and about thirty years ago, thanks to the vision and efforts of the late Manolis Isichos, became a Historical and Cultural Museum. During the Battle of Leros, it served as a hospital for the wounded soldiers.

It hosts relics from the battleship Vasilissa Olga, sunk by German planes in the harbour of Lakki in 1943; a great collection of press equipment; medical equipment of the two previous centuries; artwork by Kyriakos Tsakyris, a political prisoner in Leros during the 1967-1974 junta; a large collection of household items of the early 1900's and other objects referring to the history of Leros.

Performances and concerts are given in its front yard every summer. The "tower" itself is part of the scenography.

I opted for the tilt in order to include more of the faade, make the composition more interesting and avoid the obstacle of the trees.

Thank you for visiting

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  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 13 N: 10027] (51103)
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