Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Evzones, The Greek Presidential Guards

Looking back at my Greek holiday photos,i just discovered some nice shots taken during the elite "Evzones" ( Presidential Guards) changing of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These elite ceremonial units are famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform.Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier especially among foreigners.

Just thought i´d post about them here.

Photo below are the different traditional uniforms they have.From Left to Right,Islander,Macedonian,Traditional Mainland,Modernised Mainland.Pontic

For me, the last photo of the changing guards photo (above the different traditional uniforms)to the righthand side was the best. While the guards are leaving their post, they past through the side where the pigeons are..It looks like the pigeons are also marching their way out of the square..Dont you think so?

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