Wednesday, September 22, 2010

(Day 250) Hear our praises

Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010

We stumbled onto the subject of today's post. We had spent a lovely morning walking through one of the island villages, Psinthos. The day had grown hot and we were on our way to the coast to spend some more hours in that wonderful warm sea. After driving up one side of the mountain, through a pine forest, we had to slow for people turning into a parking lot. Since it was near noon and there was a roadside taverna, we decided we'd stop too. As we crossed the road from the lot we could see the roof of this church further uphill. After lunch we walked up to it and the gardener motioned for us to go on inside.

Throughout the ages people have worshipped the Creator. Here was another link through time.

(10-22mm  f11  1/60 sec  ISO200)






(10-22mm  f11  1/6 sec  ISO800)

19 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh wow Rick this is nothing short of spectacular. How magnificent, there is just so much to look at. A feast for the eyes!
You must be having such a wonderful time.

bonifer said...

What a beautiful church, Rick, breathtaking!!

Scott said...

What a beautiful place for them to go and worship. Very ornate, but I love the colors especially.

darlin said...

Wow, this is stunning right from the front walkway right into the church. What a feeling of reverence has just come over me, what an amazing place.

Hope said...

amazing place..filled with awe and respect..
you captured its essence beautifully.

Krista said...

WOW! Rick these are incredible. It looks like a really stunning place!

Haddock said...

A magnificent place.

imac said...

Gee, thats beautiful Rick.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I love how your photos lead you right in. The place really invites one to come. Happy adventures..

Carolyn Ford said...

This is such a beautiful post. The church is so ornate and visually fulfilling. I love the wide angle in a structure like this.

S. Etole said...

what a wonderful link to share throughout time ...

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Rick, how wonderful that you took us along on your vacation. These are stunning, yea I love old buildings.
Have fun.
Dag

Lisa said...

How very beautiful..Draws me right in.
Stunning Rick.

Rick said...

@Katherine - what struck me was the ability for visitors to be able to enter, unescorted, and see all this for themselves in so many beautiful churches.

Rick said...

@bonifer - thank you; this is just one of many beautiful ones we saw - each somewhat similar and yet different.

Rick said...

@Scott - I think 'ornate' seems to fit the description of a lot of the Orthodox churches we saw. and beautiful. Thanks Scott.

Rick said...

@darlin - it was a lovely, and very spiritual, place - lots of depictions of biblical scenes, and icons.

Julia said...

That is a beautiful entrance and also the inside.

Rick said...

@Julia - thank you; we found it by accident, and we're glad we did !