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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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  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2901 W: 5 N: 5785] (28400)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-12 10:44
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