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when i woke up it was raining and the sky was dark like bitter chocolate...i love rain but i would prefer to enjoy it by staying indoors and reading a book instead of going at work...or some other times i'd love walking in the city and watching the hurried people holding their colourful umbrellas, the reflections everywhere,the lights of the cars "paint" the roads...there is a verse in guns n' roses song "november rain" which says
"Sometimes I need some time...on my own
Sometimes I need some time...all alone" and that fits perfectly to a rainy day and to my mood for this reason i post a rainy scenery...
have a nice day :)


Vovousa bridge was built in 1748 by Aleksio Misio and connects the two parts of the village.

Vovousa was build on the two banks of the Aoos river, Vovousa (Baiesa), it is adorned at the center with one of the nicest one arched stone bridges of zagori and was built in 1748 by Aleksio Misio. Situated in Eastern Zagori Vovousa had known great development during the period of autonomy within the scope of the Ottoman empire.
Historically it appeared 1000 years ago with five settlements, (Baitani, Plaka, Saint Paraskevi, Tsiaska and Agios Dimitrios) and later they were united into one. The first records for the population of Vovousa go back to 1801, when the plague hit the area, with hundreds dead.
In the 1817 census 270 families with 2500 people lived there. In the same year Albanian and local bandits forced more than 120 families to flee and migrate elsewhere. In the period between 1824 and 1831, because of the bandit raids, Vovousa was abandoned.
After the liberation of 1913 Vovousa was rid of every kind of raid and followed a peaceful course until 1940. In 1943 it was burned by the Germans. Only the church of Saint George was saved, an exceptional monument for the village.
The village became alive towards the end of the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Where the few remaining families returned because of difficult situations and start working with forestry and stock breeding.
Today the main occupation of the inhabitants is forestry through the Forest Union which includes 33 members. Also 6 handicraft workshops are operating the location called "Prionia", where wood for the construction industry us mainly produced

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