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Alexandros Demetriades | A Balkan Journey

A man waits for the ferry near Galipoli, Turkey 2011
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A man waits for the ferry near Galipoli, Turkey 2011

Stooped in tradition and history the Balkans have a character to them that reveals both a steely strength and delicate sensitivity all at once. Blood and tears run with equal measure in this part of the world. It is a place of extreme measures where the daily balance can easily tip over at any point.

Old values still exist and guide daily life. There is a feeling of magic and mystery permeating the air, from its landscapes to its people all are wrapped in a beauty that goes beyond skin deep.
As they observe the world with a stubborn confidence and unbreakable stoicism one can only imagine their inner soul but can never quite touch it. Life here unfolds with grandeur and poise no matter where you are.

A dog shelters from the wind whie his master looks on. Turkey 2011
A morning reeting between neigboors. Bulgaria 2010
A woman attends her crops. Turkey 2011
Sea of Marmara, Turkey 2011
Fire walking festival, Thrace North Greece
Rushing to go to prayers, Edirne, Turkey 2011
Sea of Marmara, Turkey 2011
Sea of Marmara, Turkey 2011
Around a football stadium, North East Turkey, 2011
Easter services in Porto Lagos, Greece 2010
Sea of Marmara, Turkey 2011
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