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Neoria Fortification Walls in the port of Heraklion (Inside)

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This is a part of the "Neoria" fortification near the port of Heraklion. Those fortification walls where build by the Venetians in order to defend the city.

Sony DSLR a200, Samyang 8mm, Digipod A2832, KS-0, Custom Panorama head.

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