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This is the bell tower in the church yard. The wood used is chest nut and it is a part together with the ladder and the beams that may be replaced at some time as the rest is solid stone. The wooden parts are the original ones.
WS: Don't forget to look at the WS with two more views of the church

and my previous post at:http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=809957




The history of Mount Pelio churches is a long story worth for historians to explore. Most of them were built circa 1750 and they all have the same style of Basilica which is long, usually without a central dome, or if there was one, it was hidden under a two slope tiled roof. On the left and the right there were roofed porches and their very end two small chapels dedicated to different saints from the main church. They were stone built covered with a stone tile roof. They all had a carved wooden temple and were decorated by local artists, and in the richer parishes there were famous artists, many of them from Constantinople the center of the Orthodox Church since the Byzantine times or Mount Athos. The decoration is mainly frescoes and on the outside carved stones or marbles, depicting various themes from religious, to scientific (Zagora) or everyday scenes such as hunting and agriculture (Makrinitsa).

The church shown here is Saint George in Makrinitsa and you can see the south side of the church. What I really liked was the side winter light that created all those nice shadows. In the WS I have included two more photos to get a better idea of its beauty.
Enjoy it!

Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model: SP550UZ
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 50
Focal Length: 468/100 mm
Date Taken: 2008-01-07 17:26
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 183 kb

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