A little alley in the Chora of Patmos, inside the Castle.
Houses were built centuries ago clinging tightly upon each other leaving narrow alleys among them for circulation. Sometimes a house expands on both sides of an alley and its two parts connected by a "brigde" forming a little dark archway over the street.
All houses have high fences, they were built this way, "fortresses within a fortress" in order to shelter and defend their tenants from pirates' attacks. Very often there are cozy, whitewashed, simply but beautifully decorated yards on the other side of these walls.
The ochre frame around windows and doorways is one of the most distinct characteristics of patmian architecture. The same goes for the corners of many buildings where the white-wash is interrupted and brown stones are left to be seen.
Chora is a beautiful, surprising, intriguing network of streets like this one.
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williewhistler (13149) 2012-01-12 11:07
you have portrayed the character and charm of these narrow alleys very well,it`s nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel...
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-01-12 12:15
I like the way you have created a nice depth in this image taking the viewer to the end of the tunnel to that small light. Like the textures , colors and sharpness.
vasilpro (40881) 2012-01-12 14:29
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία από την ωραιότατη αρχιτεκτονική της χώρας της Πάτμου, μου θυμίζει φωτογραφίες μου από το 1985 όταν επισκέφθηκα το Ιερό νησί για καλοκαιρινές διακοπές.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Nicou (118192) 2012-01-13 1:45
superbe compo e tiamge fantastique cpatage quell belle rue étroite blanche les facades avec le passage et la voûte, superbe.
bravo et amitié
adramad (36317) 2012-01-13 9:16
Lovely composition with this narrow street, which has all the charm of the old Mediterranean populations, wonderful management of light, something not easy in these alleys with differently lit areas.
Have a good weekend.
aliabazari (13325) 2012-02-04 19:51
The old lane. Lovely and beautiful. Great perspective.
Thank you my friend
Fis2 (83230) 2012-02-22 13:45
Good vertical frame and colors.
I like light and shadow.
Interesting window ;)
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-14 6:07
Non sò perchè ma le calli e le volte hanno sempre un forte impatto visivo e creano delle piacevoli sensazioni. Mi piace questa tua foto molto be fatta, con ottima gestione di luci e colori.
Ho visitato numerose volte il tuo bel paese ma allora non facevo foto e mi dispiace tantissimo. Cercherò di tornarci armato di macchina fotografica e tantissime schede di memeoria per portarmi a casa tantissime belle immagini.
Un caro saluto ed augurio di buon weekend ... Marino
baddori (19195) 2012-07-25 22:44
Un vicolo tipico mediterraneo senza tempo.
Incredibile pensare quante generazioni lo hanno percorso.
Gli uomini " pensano " e le pietre parlano.
Esse hanno la memoria storica.
Una dolce condivisione .
ikeharel (54229) 2012-11-04 1:56
Houses built close to each other's to gain more cool air on summers, and preserve more heat on winters, a method we see all over the Mediterranean.
Nice view down the dark small alley, with light at the end...
Enjoy your sunday,
abmdsudi (41284) 2012-11-15 5:54
This old alley conveys lots of its own charm and unique trademark of the location. A very evocative and wonderful insight as the archway beckon us to enter and explore this quite corner into the far end. The detail in the stoneworks and tones have a special enchanment about them with excellent pp treatment and nice touch of green. A real cool and appealing shot, Congrats.
subhendu_bagchi (25410) 2014-02-05 0:23
wow, it is a superb composition in vertical. You framed it very well with that tunnel. I like the light at the end of that tunnel. Very good light management and superb depth. A beautiful one in your gallery. Tfs.