Afternoon in Ioannina Fortress

Enormous fortress on Lake Pamvotis. Hellenistic walls topped with Byzantine walls finished with a Ottoman walls finally rebuilt under Ali Pasha two hundred years ago. Only one of two "living fortresses" in Greece- the other being Rhodes. Two citadels within the fortress, each with its own mosque. In earlier times, like Jerusalem, divided into different [...]

In the Dachauer Moos

A footpath following bridleways (and some country roads) between Markt Indersdorf and Petershausen parallels the Jakobsweg along the Glonn river northwest of Munich. Once again the path starts with a 12th century Abbey, Augustinian this time: the Assumption of Mary, St. Peter and Paul, now operated as a school. Rolling countryside with views across the [...]