A view from Crithoni towards Alinda.
The neoclassical building in the middle ground is the "Patriatchate", the residence of the Archbishop of Leros, Kalymnos and Astypalea. It was reconstructed about 15 years ago after lying as an abandoned ruin for many years. Maybe it was bombarded in the war, it was in a very poor condition. Now, apart from the Archbishop's residence and office, it's also a conference centre. It has lovely views from its windows and gardens.
Its nickname is due to the Patriarch of Alexandria Sophronius IV who used the original building as a summer home. He was a notorious clergyman who served the Patriarchate of Alexandria from 1870 to his death in 1899, after having been Patriarch of Constantinople from 1863 to 1866.
He loved Leros and assisted in its development. Some greek wealthy families followed him to Leros and built fine neoclassical mansions on the island, mainly in Alinda.
The white chapel next to the "Patriarchate" is called Ayios Sophronios.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all
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ikeharel (52349) 2014-01-12 9:19
Nice location chosen for the local Archbishop, a house on the waterfront and prominently in its surrounding.
No-less beautiful perspective over the bay, collected superbly with the addition of the blue and white colors boat anchored.
A fine image applied.
cornejo (28069) 2014-01-12 9:57
Hi Ourania, very good view of this mansion on the shore of this beautiful bay with a nice fishing boat in the foreground, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful picture. An interesting image of a lovely place with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jhm (135238) 2014-01-12 10:25
These picture made on a very quiet place in your country.
The village in background against the mountain slope cares for nice composition.
Great quality and wonderful subject.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice evening,
Schnappilic (9686) 2014-01-12 11:11
A peaceful atmosphere surrounds this picture. I like this kind of Greek landscape with vivid blue color. Congratulations!
chrislo (4151) 2014-01-12 13:16
The archibishop does all right for himself ! Such a beautiful villa by the seaside, he must make some people feel jealous of him. I like your POV with the boat as a focal point leading us first to the the archibishop's residence, then to the bared BG mountains which nicely contrast with the blue of the sea. However, I would have tried to off center the boat to the left. Nonetheless, the composition is very pleasant and beautifully balanced, with great light and depth. Well done.
mcmtanyel (10531) 2014-01-12 21:22
A photo to warm the hearts in cold winter months. Good composition with the lovely boat in the foreground and excellent DOF.
snunney (79659) 2014-01-13 2:34
A well chosen point of view that draws the viewer steadily into the scene passing from one element to the next. I like the light and colours. Very interesting note as well.
arnie (1717) 2014-01-13 3:21
A nicely composed shot, with the beautiful blue fishing boat centre stage.
holmertz (37127) 2014-01-13 3:22
Lots of people would like a sea-view like this from the bedroom. This is a fine view across the bay towards the village and brown hillside, but the best part is the white and deep blue boat anchored in the just slightly lighter blue water, facing the two red buoys. That is a splendid mix of colours.
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2014-01-13 3:27
what a beautiful frame you presented here. I like those vibrant colours. I like the warm tone too. Great composition. Tfs.
Sergiom (54589) 2014-01-13 5:57
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui aligne bien le bateau avec la maison et la montagne en arrière plan. Cela donne une belle image profonde et nette qui profite d'une superbe luminosité.
amaryllis (33486) 2014-01-13 6:00
A la lecture de ta note je comprends mieux ton titre, tout s'explique.
un bel arrière plan montagneux, une eau d'un beau bleu comme le bateau
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2014-01-13 8:52
Excellent note to accompany this fine scene of an important architectural heritage. What a place the archbishop got to live, it must be an amazing thing to wake to this view every day, under ever changing light and weather conditions. I wonder if he was a photographer :)
The way you have composed the scene has put so much incredible depth into the image, as we look from the boat, to the mansion, to the buildings across the bay and up the hills into the sky, its a very engaging scene. The few clouds have created some interesting shadows on the hills too.
Beautiful place, and excellent informative note.
Best wishes as always
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-13 9:57
Excellent view of blue boat in front. Very vivid colors, nice framing and excellent composition.
Very well done.
Cricri (101397) 2014-01-13 10:54
Une jolie note et hommage qui accompagne cette présentation, qui me plait beaucoup avec le bateau bleu et blanc, sur une eau bleu azur, l'endroit raconte une histoire, c'est une très belle présentation
rbassin (16316) 2014-01-13 10:57
Une composition intéressante,le bateau bleu-blanc est bien situé et attire le regard.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2014-01-13 11:16
Ciao Ourania, gran bella vista di Leros, piacevole composizione con la barca in primo piano, splendida luce, ottima nitidezza e bei colori naturali, brava, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (36912) 2014-01-14 0:03
A very attractive view with this blue boat as an obvious eye-catcher against the brown background hills and foreground houses. A very peaceful and calm mood here.
eldancer1 (25206) 2014-01-14 7:52
Beautiful and peaceful looking seaside village and the anchored boat seem to portray that feeling. Good lighting and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Didi (55047) 2014-01-16 8:41
Le soleil domine chez toi avec cette belle vue sous une belle ambiance lumineuse qui me manque en ce moment
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée
nikkitta (13294) 2014-01-16 13:22
Kalispera dear Ourania
What a place to have a house, almost all sorrounded by sea
Like the add of the boat and red floating balls to add color
Landscape at the back seems a quite desertic one with some white houses on the shores
A well taken capture, plenty of interesting elements to watch
Greetings and warm regards