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Blue Mercedes Truck. Lassithi Plateau (Οροπέδιο Λασιθίου, Κρήτης.) Crete.

09-09-2009 · Comments (13)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

I'm not sure how often I have driven past this truck. It seems to have been like this ever since I started going to Crete, so more than ten years. I did photograph it a few years back, but, I wasn't really happy with the results. I think it is because the sun never really illuminates the front of it. Anyway, I gave it another go and was kind of happy with the result it's odd, but, this truck reminds me of the truck in the opening sequence of The Beverly Hillbillies.
The photograph was taken in the village of Marmaketo (Μαρμακέτο) which is situated within the wonderful Lassithi Plateau (Οροπέδιο Λασσιθίου). One of the most beautiful areas in Crete. It is a green, fertile valley (817 m. altitude), covering 25,000 sq. km. A mass of market gardens producing vegetables, fruits and nuts. The territory consists of 18 villages. It is also said to be the birth place of Zeus or perhaps one of the many birth places!
Just to help here is also an aerial shot of the plateau and the village.

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