Saturday, September 1, 2007

Recent image of Chatby beach

So sad. This is the recent condition of the Chatby beach. No more sands because of the sea encroachment. When they widened the courniche they needed to remove all the booths too. The place became so dull and dry

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sirs,
I would like someone's assistance in providing me and my wife about my wife's

1. Grandfather from father's line, named Constantine or Constantinos FARKOUH (surname in English) or FARKOUCH (surname in French), born in February 1, 1885 in Izmir, Turkey, at the time called Smirne, or Smirni according to a transliteration (after 1922 the city was named "Izmir"). He was a merchant, or trader (of corn, in the 1910's). He might have left to Alexandria, after 1920 with his girlfriend. His wife's name was Elli and died in Greece in 1948. He left a) a son named Stephanos (in english would be "Steven") and b) a daughter Stefania (she died in Izmir in 1985) unmarried and without descendants.

2. Great grandfather (equally from father's line),Hadji Daud FARKOUH (he was originately a moslem and converted to christianiy therefore taking the name of David, in arabic "Daud" and Hadji deonotes a converted person to christianity), a wealthy shipowner from Syria, at the time being part of the Ottoman Empire. By the 1870's he established his home and his business in Izmir Turkey, (at the time it was called Smirne, or Smirni). One of his children was named Constantine, as mentioned above as (1).

Hadji Daud FARKOUH played a part in history in the revolution of Crete's population agains the Ottoman Empire in 1997, when his ship "GEORGIOS" transported ottoman troop to put down the revolution, and the ship was captured by a Greek war vessel and confiscated, according to the rules of the Law of War.

I would like to obtain documents pertaining to both Jadji Daud and Constantine Farkouh's dates of birth, death and family members, the two persons's names of descendants and the two persons marital status (official documents).

Could you help me?

Nicolas (