Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pontos in Nafplio

Following a previous blog-post, this is a second dedication to the Gaudi of Greece[1], i.e. my uncle Paraskevas Konstantinidis. He is himself from Pontos (the northern part of modern Turkey, which was Greek for thousands of years). 

Current living in the Peloponnesian city of Nafplio (in Southern Greece) he has maintained his heritage, by dedicating one of his latest works to Pontos,  by creating the eagle that is the symbol of the Pontian Greeks, as seen on the flag of Pontos. Therefore, in his own artistic way he brings a Pontian Greek presence to the first capital of Modern Greece, to Nafplio.

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