i went back to paleochora, in aegina, to do more photography. transfiguration st. euthymios st. george katholikos st. euthymios st. spyrion st. demetrios and st. george st. nicholas st. anne st. kyriaki transfiguration transfiguration st. dionysius transfiguration st. kyriaki st. anne
when we visited aegina the first time, and stopped by the monastery of agios (saint) nektarios, we noticed some small churches on the adjacent hill. on our second visit, we again saw the churches from the side of the road, sitting above the groves of pistachio trees, so we decided to climb up and see … Continue reading “paleochora”
i am a big fan of medieval cathedrals, but the greek orthodox churches are particularly impressive. the paintings, the chandeliers, the gilded altarpieces … interior of the church of agios (saint) therapon in mytilini, lesvos. interior of the taxiarchis (archangel) michael monastery at mantamados, lesvos. the finest frescoes were in the 12th century church of … Continue reading “churches of lesvos and chios”
“another old place” – this old place is the quarry in the psychiko neighborhood. i haven’t been able to find any information on its history – when it was mined, where the stone was used – so i don’t have much to say about it except that, in a way, it reminds me of paleochora.