The feast of Our Lady Panagia is one of the biggest festivals in Greece and the world. I uploaded one church in honor of Panagia.
The road up to 'Skopos' isn't an easy one, in some places it is steep and in others there are rocks and ditches but upon reaching the top you will see that the views make the walk up here all worth while! The Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa is the oldest church on the island. It was built before the mid 15th century and in 1534 given to the family of nobles ‘Logotheton’ to whom it sill belongs today. The church was built in the shape of a cross on the site of a temple of Artemis and is surrounded by the ruins of a once thriving monastery. Inside the church there are beautiful wall paintings of saints and an icon of the Panagia Skopiotissa.
The view from here really is magnificent, and even more enchanting is the view from a rocky hill on the east side of the church.,you should definitely check it out, you will see beneath you a panoramic view of the landscape, villages, hills, vegetation and the Mediterranean sea.
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Sergiom (84337) 2014-08-14 5:15
J'aime beaucoup cette lumière dorée qui frappe le dôme de l'église en diagonale pour le plus beau des effets. Les ruines sont parfaitement nettes malgré la lumière difficile dans le bas de l'image.
daddo (27264) 2014-08-14 5:30
Hi Maria.Stone is stone but when the sun hits it it is transformed into gold. beautiful setting, beautiful light. Like the ancient Greeks who knew where to build their temples, the Christians also chose the most inspiring places for their churches and monasteries. Regards. Klaudio.
pajaran (63420) 2014-08-14 9:14
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o crkvi sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na rusevinu i crkvu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about a church with a history and description of ...
Nice view of the ruins and the church ...
Good clip, and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and details.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
ines8 (6120) 2014-08-14 13:31
Wonderful picture,marvelous gold light,splendid colours and details.
Royaldevon (40988) 2014-08-14 13:32
I have to say how well you have composed this shot, with the old, texturally detailed ruin, leading so succinctly to the intact church. The evening light is gilding the dome beautifully, adding a welcoming warmth.
I am just sad that I wasn't inspired to take photographs when I visited Zakynthos!
My warm regards,
willperrett (11438) 2014-08-14 14:03
I love the light in this photograph: it lifts the side of the dome beautifully. Nicely composed too.
carlo62 (51994) 2014-08-14 14:39
la luce è molto bella e rende la cupola meravigliosa.
Bello questo complesso architettonico, sicuramente molto apprezzato nel passato.
lousat (94674) 2014-08-14 15:36
Hi Maria,truly beautiful this corner,a great capture with a special light very well exposed,interesting very old monastery! Your note remind me spectacles like this that i seen in Rhodos or Creta,not only interesting churches,but magic sceneries made by trees and sea too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (68837) 2014-08-14 15:44
The hill is helping to frame the church. The point of view is showing the details of the church. The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky. Have a nice day.
jhm (156446) 2014-08-15 4:59
Exactly a church on the old fundations of a previous church, religion makes sometimes a lot misery, people understand to today not the peole have to life together without war!
You chose a very well angle, this cares for depth and perspective
Sharpness and colours are pleasant.
Excellent captured nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Tue (40716) 2014-08-15 5:00
This looks lovely! Such a beautiful and warm sunlight, that is a great contrast with the shaded parts. Good composition too.
ourania (48684) 2014-08-15 6:42
χρόνια πολλά και ό,τι επιθυμείς για σένα και την οικογένειά σου! Αυτή είναι μια εξαιρετική φωτογραφία, το θέμα έχει πολύ μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον, η ώρα και ο τρόπος που το φωτογράφησες του δίνουν ιδιαίτερη γοητεία. Μου αρέσει πολύ η απλή και γεμάτη χάρη αρχιτεκτονική της εκκλησίας που στέκεται ανάμεσα στα ερείπια. Πέτυχες μοναδική καθαρότητα και θαυμάσια, αρμονικά χρώματα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-15 7:18
It is really unbelievable to me this heavenly light you have captured here. Very very soothing light and excellent position where you shoot the Church. A perfect exposure, color specially this light orange is nice, sharpness, composition all are well balanced.
MOST IMPRESSIVE AND MAGNIFICENT WORK.
best of all and have a nice weekend.
clic (17605) 2014-08-16 7:58
Geia sou Maria
The legendary greek skies turned orange to bring a compassionate warmth to the dying monastery.
Fortunately, no visible modern artifact spoils this tenderhearted gesture!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-08-16 13:10
Informative note to know about feast and church
Like the contrasting play of lights, golden and shadows
Good hour to take the capture
Well done, enjoy WE
abmdsudi (56288) 2014-08-17 9:42
Superb capture as you managed to catch the sunset on time, sure you are so pleased with the outcome as much as I do, there is the obvious delight which is more than eye-catching. It is a classic well composed image, finely detailed, well timed and very natural tenderly with excellent exposure and great dof. I find this superb, the warm tones and blending of the atmosphere with other parts of the elements are just amazing. Awesome shot, Congrats.
PiotrF (20608) 2014-08-18 12:26
I like the warm light in this picture. Nice shot.
Colours, clarity and sharpness are perfect made.
Very well composition, lovely presentation.