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A sunset skyline capturing local Greek island life.

What do you think of when you think of Crete, Greece? Beaches? A fun vacation spot? A romantic Island? Although Crete is all of those things, it's also home to many Greek islanders. Without having visited the beautiful Greek island, it is impossible to really understand its culture. Crete's economy centers around tourism, and the locals struggle to make ends meet even with the usual flow of international business. Their houses, old and worn but still functional homes, are built anywhere in the countryside, from rocky terrain to hilly mountains. The roads leading to the scattered homes are rocky, windy, narrow, and sometimes steep as they crawl up the mountain. The incredible sunset on the skyline does not fail to capture Crete's natural beauty, but neither does it disguise what local life is really like--Crete isn't just a beautiful vacation spot, its an island where people live and struggle just to put food on their table.

TAGS: Greece, Sunset

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© Sonia Seguin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Near Agia Roumeli, Crete , Greece