The village of Oia has to be one of the most photographed villages of Greece and it's not hard to see why.
If I were to spend more than a few hours in Oia, I would definitely want to spend some here
A different view
Most of the views seen of the blue domed churches seem to be from above so I was please to find a view from below. I don't know what that modern looking structure is beside it but I like the look of it.
Bougainvillaea, originally from South America, seems to be such common place in the Greek Islands that anyone would think it a native.
Blue Dome detail
A close up of the dome, I'm not sure why they glued stones around the top of the dome and painted them blue, except to decorate.
The bell Tower
I loved the shapes and shadows that this bell tower makes with the sun strongly on it's front facade. Yes the sky really is that clolour
I had lined up this shot of a beautiful church dome in Oia on the island of Santorini when these two appeared suddenly. Oh well I decided to leave them immortalised in my photo.
Twin bell towers
I love the serene vistas that these two bell towers have been lazily watching for hundreds of years.
What more can I say.
As much as I like the white churches with the blue domes, I also really like the bare faced look of this church, nice and natural
Built beside the ruins of an old monastery and hanging on the the side of a sheer cliff, this church is simply stunning in the mid morning light. I only wish we could have been around as the sun went down.
The jagged broken wall and the rubble in the foreground give a nice rough texture to contrast with the smooth walls and door frame. I wish I knew what this place had once been
From a distance it looks like a snow capped mountain range. Hard to imagine how or why these villages sprang up on top of barren volcanos in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
I decided this would look better in black and white due to the harsh back light from the morning sun turning most of the photo into almost nothing but shadows bright white and dark shadows anyway.