summer holidays 2014 IV
Syros (/ˈsaɪrɒs, -roʊs/; Greek: Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6 km2 and it has 21,507 inhabitants .
The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari (el). Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus. Other villages are Galissas, Foinikas, Pagos, Manna, Kini and Poseidonia.
As in the rest of Greece, Syros has Eastern Orthodox churches. Metamorphosis is the most important Orthodox church on the island, Kimisis tis Theotokou is also significant and noted for the fact that it hosts a masterpiece by painter El Greco. There is also an equal number of Roman Catholic churches on the island and some entirely Catholic villages; thus, it is one of the most significant places for Roman Catholicism in Greece. Syros is one of a few places where Catholics and Orthodox share a common date for Easter, which in Syros' case, is the Orthodox date.
The Catholic diocese numbers 9000 worshippers, 21 secular priests and 8 regulars, 7 parishes, 7 churches with a resident priest, 3 without a priest, and 56 chapels. The Capuchins and Jesuits each have an establishment; the Sisters of Charity, 2 houses, one of which is a hospital; the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition have a boarding school and St George, a De La Salle Public School.
Dedicated to Jason Cowling (jcpix)
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snunney (98253) 2014-08-09 5:53
The pinnacle shaped hills offer good focal points as we look over the town with its many architectural styles. I like the oblique perspective along the seafront. Good light and colours; excellent clarity.
stamatis (2561) 2014-08-09 6:10
Γεια σου φιλε Κωνσταντινε,
πρωτα απ ολα σε ζηλευω που επισκευτηκες αυτο το ομορφο νησι μας....οσο αναφορα την φωτογραφια ομορφη με ωραια χρωματα σωστο καδραρισμα και ευκρινεια...
Sergiom (78551) 2014-08-09 6:47
Tu as trouvé le point de vue idéal pour nous montrer cette belle ville sur la côte. Le cadrage est excellent ainsi que la luminosité et la netteté des détails.
Noel_Byrne (30998) 2014-08-09 6:53
I love how it seems the town is being poured from a bottle with how you have composed this, it creates brilliant depth and makes me want to look in detail at every single building, with the myriad of styles! Great view, thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (47393) 2014-08-09 8:04
un bellissimo paesaggio, dove il mare fa la differenza e la luce forte dell'estate amplifica la bellezza della tua composizione.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-09 8:36
I am visiting your gallery after quite a while and am charmed by what I see. This is a fine view of the seaside town which is beautifully framed between the two shades of blue. It looks like a very relaxed and friendly place where one can spend a quiet week on a holiday. Compliments on this wonderful post and the informative note.
aliabazari (16168) 2014-08-09 9:28
Hi Costantino dear
Beautiful shot of a street in the seaside town of background. I love you. You have to capture it well. Thanks
Nicou (141118) 2014-08-09 10:51
quelle image superbe ce blanc des maisons avec la mer bleu et les collines en fond fantastique captage.
Bravo et amitié
jcpix (13916) 2014-08-09 21:42
Hello dear Costantino,
So nice to see, and what a beautiful vision to complete my busy day on this side of the world. :) As you well know, I love that incredible deep blue sea water...and when it's coupled with such a lovely setting makes it all the more enticing. I like how you've composed this in layers too, bringing in more blue color along the top third of the frame. Quite a picturesque town, and a lovely view from this distance. Thanks so much for the dedication. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take good care.
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-08-09 22:43
Beautiful scenic views of the waterfront
Resolution and good light
Have a nice day
fds (9342) 2014-08-10 2:14
dear frien costantino i returned from my trip to alto adige mountain
very beautiful picture with this very nice whithe village in front off the sea
great seascape my great friend
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-10 5:00
Αγκυροβολώντας στο λιμάνι και απολαμβάνοντας την Σύρο που σκαρφαλώνει στον λόφο. Όμορφη αρχιτεκτονική και έντονο φως.
marabu61 (10915) 2014-08-10 6:35
This is such an iconic greek view with the white city, sitting on the shores of the deep blue sea and the barren hills behind it, it evokes fond memories of sunny days spent in Greece.
I have just read in the paper the other day, that tourism in Greece is flying again - good for you, keep the positive vibe up.
have a great weekend
PaulVDV (28797) 2014-08-10 9:11
Years ago I've spent some wonderful days in Ermoupolis. A fascinating town!
You probably took this picture on the upper deck of a ship.
Great view over the town with the two hills, each crowned with a church. Beautiful combination of white and soft pastel tones in the city.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (75082) 2014-08-10 9:24
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but I do enjoy the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-10 9:59
You have found a really well working POV for this capture! The place looks so charming with achieved strong color contrast between the sea and the buildings. Well observed and done!
Thanks for sharing,
holmertz (52008) 2014-08-10 12:56
Ermoupoli looks like a bustling city. I only stopped here with a ferry twice but didn't get off. It could have been an interesting visit. You got a very good view of the city from some distance and the colours are perfect.
berek (50340) 2014-08-10 18:30
You found the perfect vantage point to show us this beautiful city on the coast. The framing is excellent as well as brightness and sharpness of detail.
omid266 (6746) 2014-08-10 20:37
Hi dear Costantino,
Another really excellent shot from seaside and the city,
this is a nice series from holidays you are sharing with us,
well done and Thanks!
** Best Happy Times, **
Tue (36196) 2014-08-11 2:40
You found a great vantage point for the view of this town. I particularly like the houses on the hill in the middle as it stands out so nicely against the other brownish hills.
danos (97453) 2014-08-11 9:19
να και ένα νησί που αν και προσπάθησα να παω τρεις φορες δεν μου 'βγήκε'.Πολύ ωραία η γωνία λήψης με το λαμπρό Καλοκαιρινό φως ν΄αναδυκνύει τα χρώματα και την λεπτομέρειες της Ερμούπολις.
abmdsudi (53615) 2014-08-12 10:24
Very attractive scenic composition with the brightly lit village included in the shot, so this makes a nice refreshingly different view. Great colours, contrast and clarity. Well done shot, TFS
claudeD (38362) 2014-08-12 10:49
Very fine summer holiday picture from the Kylades. Excellent composition, fine colors and very good clarity. Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (118785) 2014-08-12 13:05
Belle vue sur la ville baignant sous une très belle lumière, bien située entre la mer et les montagnes vallonnées , très belle présentation
macjake (67534) 2014-08-13 4:11
its always refreshing to see these Greek Islands with the royal blue waters and contrasting bright architecture.
I like seeing the road by the water in the fg, i bet with rough seas it can easily breach the road right?
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-13 8:44
You have written a very much informative article about this Greek Island. Nice angular view of the small town and good color management. Composition and framing are well.
MOST IMPRESSIVE WORK.
with kind regards,
ourania (44962) 2014-08-15 6:57
πολύ όμορφη εικόνα που όχι μόνο μας δείχνει μια πανοραμική άποψη της Σύρου αλλά μας δίνει την αίσθηση της κίνησης και του ταξιδιού χάρη στην προοπτική που επέλεξες. Παίρνουμε και μια αίσθηση της καθημερινής ζωής της πόλης. Πανέμορφα τα χρώματα, έντονα και λαμπερά μέσα στο υπέροχο φως του Αιγαίου. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,
- Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) (64740)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 5:02