Photographer's Note

This is a view of the copper complex of Alexandre the Grate at Quai Wilson in Geneva. I tryied to include in the composition the water jet, the symbol of the city of Geneva.
Alexander the Grate was the King who united all the greek town-states (kingdoms)and conquered the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and created the first multi-national empire in history. He propagated the Greek language and he founded many cities; in some of them he gave his own name, the most nown of them is Alexandria of Egypt.Before his death, Alexander had already made plans to also turn west and conquer Europe. Also he wanted to continue his march eastwards, in order to find the end of the world. Alexander integrated foreigners into his army and administration, leading some scholars to credit him with a "policy of fusion." He encouraged marriage between his army and foreigners, and practised it himself. After twelve years of constant military campaigning, Alexander died(possibly of malaria). His conquests ushered in centuries of Greek settlement and rule over distant areas, a period known as the Hellenistic Age.
The complex represents an event of his childhood;in age of 12 years he managged to calm down a wild horse, gift to his father Philippos. Alexandros distinguished that the horse fearred his shade, thus he led it against the sun. After that he named the horse "Voukefalas" that means with head (intelligence) of ox; Voukefalas accompanied Alexandros in his grand expedition.

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Additional Photos by cherubin veletzas (cherubin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 89 N: 322] (1971)
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