Over an old story
The Venetian walls of Irakleio, are a great construction of its era that surrounds the whole then city. They began to be built in 1462 and for about 100 years when the island of Crete belongs to Venice. Architects and engineers design and construct a very powerful fortification of city – as the future has shown – in order to protect and keep in their hands an important island of the naval routes of Eastern Mediterranean sea. Turks for 21 years sieged the city until they managed to get it in their hands in 1669.
Today the city has expanded far beyond them. The Walls simply surround the center, embedded in the urban fabric of the city. Their maintenance is a respect to the history of place (topos). After centuries and through a multitude of interventions, they are not a detached monument, but a functional part of the city so common that it does not observe it many times.
This photographic work is to reunite with this very familiar area of my home city. A re-approchement through a new observation, a new experience. Like a relationship trying to restart.