After the night ceremony 1,2 you can see the façade of the church 'Our Lady of Tinos' with the light of the day.
Our Lady of Tinos
Our Lady of Tinos (Greek: Παναγία Ευαγγελίστρια της Τήνου, Panagía Evangelístria tis Tinou or Μεγαλόχαρη της Τήνου, Megalóchari tis Tinou) is the major Marian shrine in Greece. It is located in the town of Tinos on the island of Tinos.
The complex is built around a miraculous icon which according to tradition was found after the Virgin appeared to the nun St. Pelagia and revealed to her the place where the icon was buried. The icon is widely believed to be the source of numerous miracles. It is by now almost completely encased in silver, gold, and jewels, and is commonly referred to as the "Megalócharē" ("[She of] Great Grace") or simply the "Chári Tis" ("Her Grace"). By extension the church is often called the same, and is considered a protectress of seafarers and healer of the infirm.
The icon was found on the very first days after the creation of the modern Greek State, henceforth Our Lady of Tinos was declared the patron saint of the Greek nation. The icon was at the time thought to be the handwork of St. Luke the Evangelist, a possibility that can neither be confirmed nor ruled out, and a nation-wide fund collection was carried out for the building of a church to house it. The church, built in the Renaissance style, was inaugurated in 1830 and since then it constitutes the major Christian pilgrimage in Greece, equal to what is Lourdes in France or Fatima in Portugal. The church receives a vast number of donations in silver and gold votives each year; these are auctioned and used for charities.
The church is officially dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The major feast of the church, however, is on 15 August when the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Theotokos) is commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Church, following the strong tradition of the Aegean Islands where the Dormition is grandly celebrated in mid-August as the principal summer feast.
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JFS (32453) 2011-03-01 10:12
My congratulations for this spectuacular shot, the POV and the sharpness are superb. TFS!
TopGeo (38080) 2011-03-01 10:12
Χαιρετώ Δάνο! Με την εκκλησία της Μεγαλόχαρης σε ένα εορταστικό πλάνο που αναδεικνύει την χαρακτηριστική αρχιτεκτονική και διαχείρηση του φωτός αριστα!
cargus (7556) 2011-03-01 10:52
Une excellente composition, scène intéressante d’architecture, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2011-03-01 12:06
Nice, nice simmetry in the picture. The colours are also good.
siamesa (27461) 2011-03-01 13:47
Boa noite Danos
Simply marvelous. Very beautiful architecture and the details in the windows and in the balconies. TFS
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-03-01 14:23
Good evening Danos,
This respectable religious place has architecture so beautiful as surprising. The centred centring is very descriptive. I like the light, and the peaceful presence of birds. The quality of the light and the colors is remarkable. Very good neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
ciakgiak (30383) 2011-03-01 14:45
la facciata della chiesa è meravigliosa, un'architettura abbastanza inusuale per una chiesa ma di grande fascino. La sua elegantissima struttura spicca in questa bell'immagine dai toni molto caldi e decisi. I colori e la qualità sono superbi.
Un caro abbraccio
mursaloglu (8047) 2011-03-01 14:56
γειά σου αγαπητέ Danos
Great architecture shot and wonderful harsh use of the shadows. the light makes this picture more 3 dimensional . Bravo my friend. Poli omorfi ihsan
pierrefonds (51072) 2011-03-01 16:45
The composition is well divided, the sky, the church and the courtyard. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of Our Lady of Tinos church. The quality of the light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (32577) 2011-03-01 21:47
I love the tight framing and emphasising great details to this beautiful architecture. The strong lines, shapes and textures are well seen giving a strong impact. Lighting is well managed with excellent clarity and the contrast to deep blue sky is amazing. Sharpness is superb and excellent color hues and saturation. Fine shot my friend, Congrats.
amaryllis (32071) 2011-03-01 23:51
une excellente lumière sur cette architecture remarquable; une note explicite, grandiose
emka (64266) 2011-03-01 23:53
Hi Da nos,
Very attractive picture of this house decorated with the flags. Excellent composition with nice strong colours.
Graal (92202) 2011-03-01 23:56
very nice facade of the church. I like the architecture. Amazing decorative elements. Photo well done. I like it.
Have a nice day.
hispic (9619) 2011-03-02 0:07
Superb luminous impression! light is truly beautiful, it makes Our Lady of Tinos stand out perfectly brilliantly, wonderful image indeed!
Best wishes, Hisashi
josepmarin (56537) 2011-03-02 1:01
this shrine has an interesting architecture, well caught in this good framing, which centers our attention on its elegant forms.
I like the graphical power that provide the arches, the windows and the ornamental elements of this beautiful building, and the extraordinary game of light and shades on it.
Quality of the image and warmth of the colors is great, and sky is beautifully polarized.
A beautiful composition, my friend.
dip (22130) 2011-03-02 1:49
alli mia omorfi lipsi tis ekklisias pou apotelei ena sima katatethen gia to nisi,
an kai travigmeni me diafragma f19 kai xrono 1/25 exei kalo fotismo xoris skoteina simeia sta skiera meri kai kali oksutita,
subhendu_bagchi (21168) 2011-03-02 3:19
excellent capture of this beautiful architecture using symmetry. Like the depth and clarity of this image. Colour contrast is also superb. Great shot indeed. Tfs.
DRamos (512) 2011-03-02 3:46
Good Afternoon Danos,
At first glance, looking at the picture has not seemed at all a church, is more pointed me to a restaurant, but when I read your note in the photo I post daily.
The picture you've obtained very clearly, and the composition of colors always in Greece, blue and white with their flags, simterica complementing the architecture of the church.
JCG (35129) 2011-03-02 3:58
And now the pigeons found the peace of the place !!! With daylight this church is also superb with its decorations of festivals… I like these flags which fly in the wind and give a certain dynamism to the image. The light and the colors are, as usual, very pleasant. Beautiful and interesting photograph, thank you for the informative note Danos.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
sacimar (25969) 2011-03-02 4:41
this building is beautiful, the details are excellent, it's an interesting composition, good colors and tones, well seen,
npecanhuk (56392) 2011-03-02 5:33
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts, horizontal format, simple composition and overall pp are all very good here!
TFS - congrats,
pajaran (41809) 2011-03-02 7:12
Lep hram ...
Leo arhitektura sa lukovima i detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar snimak, tekst i kompozicija.
Dobar rad i ostrina snimka koja je naglasila detalje na arhitekturi, lepe boje i fotografija.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice temple ...
Leo architecture with arches and details of the facade.
Good picture, text and composition.
Good performance and image sharpness that highlighted the details of the architecture, and beautiful color photos.
A lovely afternoon and all the best.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-02 10:26
The POV very well selected show well the plesant balance of the architectur of this edifice. A very plesanat impression of symetry. impression of rythm and dynamism too with the repetition of arcades. Good chromatic contrast between the edifice nad the very impressive sky.
siolaw (37642) 2011-03-02 10:57
Geia sou Danos
You have superb light here, and high quality colours and general quality.
This church is also quite interesting by its style. the flags add a festive feeling to the scene.
s_lush (16054) 2011-03-02 12:12
This magnificent architecture looks equally beautiful at night and under the day's light. The holiday decoration and the flock of doves make the scene being more colorful and interesting. Excellent composition, good light, wonderful colors, perfect quality and very informative note!
Fis2 (77084) 2011-03-02 13:16
A very curious object.
Super light, colors and sharpness.
papagolf21 (79616) 2011-03-03 1:05
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Vous avez un talent manifeste pour nous présenter des trésors architecturaux.
Cette photo en est un témoignage patent. La beauté architecturale est très joliment présentée.
Urs (14078) 2011-03-03 1:36
What an architecture, I like these arches very much, but also the pastel color hues of the building are nice. Good shadow and light management.Well done.
paura (47166) 2011-03-03 3:08
Fantástica arquitetura mostrada em excelente fotografia. Beleza de trabalho, amigo.
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-03-03 3:55
Namaskar Danos Kounenis,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-03-03 7:21
- Rare for a church Danos, impressive decorum, luxe and new paints, funny ambience, an opportunity for a nice picture with excellent vivid colors ans splendid blue sky, little thanks for the filter ;o) well done!
All the best.
Longroute (19392) 2011-03-03 8:11
Well, you found one of the most photogenic churches in Greece!
And even decorated for the feast. Very fine indeed! Wonderful light and colours, so sparkling with light and very sharp.
A photo with a strong visual impact.
Interesting and much pleasurable.
Muse (34936) 2011-03-03 9:04
SUperbe édifice et un tout bon cadrage qui le met en valeur.
Jolie lumière et superbe ciel
fritzi007 (63) 2011-03-03 11:11
Πραγματικά εξαιρετική δουλειά με πολύ καλό σχόλιο!
Cricri (92323) 2011-03-03 11:22
Belle présentation de jour, merveilleux détails architecturaux, la lumière et les couleurs excellente,sur un fond de toile bleu, très belle présentation
vasilpro (40563) 2011-03-03 12:40
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική αποτύπωση του μεγαλοπρεπούς ναού της Παναγιάς στην Τήνο με υπέροχο φωτισμό και όμορφα χρώματα.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
yedirenk (11242) 2011-03-03 13:27
Hi dear Danos,
an eye catcher building with elegant architectural details and color..an impressive ambiance with lovely pigeons and nice sunlight..perfect presentation by you again..TFS
paololg (31446) 2011-03-03 14:33
Ciao dear Danos,
splendid church, you have captured this façade in fantastic way, with a wonderful light that emphasizes the interesting architecture. Very pleasant the symmetry of the arcs. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
AKITA (15125) 2011-03-03 21:11
lots of arches are amazingly beautiful, in this graceful facade,
a wonderful picture of shining architecture against mysteriously deep blue sky,
every windows, decorations, flags, columns and arches are splendid in this view,
thank you for your excellent shot,
kordinator (14795) 2011-03-04 0:28
Another fantastic captured church from Greece.
Wonderful architecture and the details in the windows and in the balconies.
The quality of the light and the colors is excellent.
Amazing composition and presentation.
ikeharel (44139) 2011-03-04 1:24
Fine architecture's well collected, Danos,
decorated with flags.
The pigeons are cleaning the scattering's leftovers...light and details are marvelous.
adramad (31003) 2011-03-04 2:15
A striking building, which at first glance I would think it is a palace, rather than in a church.
Superb POV, clearly shows us this splendid facade, with all its details, banners and decorations add charm to the beautiful building.
Very good lighting and soft colors in the building, with the bottom of a deep blue, which gives more impact to the image.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-03-04 9:14
Μεγαλόπρεπη εκκλησία στην ιδιόμορφη αρχιτεκτονική. μοιάζει περισσότερο με ένα παλάτι από ένα θρησκευτικό κτίριο. Η οικοδόμηση ενός πραγματικά υπέροχο και πολύ καλά φωτογραφηθεί. Άριστη ποιότητα.
claudeD (27014) 2011-03-04 12:05
Very fine picture from Greece with an excellent composition and good colors.Excellent sharpness.A very fine fotojob.TFS.
WiTH REGarDS FROm Luxembourg
janusz2054 (306) 2011-03-04 15:54
What a magnificent church and a magnificent photo. The perfect composition and perfect POV.Sharpness and colors are excellent.
corjan3 (1935) 2011-03-04 23:11
The layers of images is like op-art wanting to go abstract with one's eye. Wonderful composition of a fabulous image.
jhm (128107) 2011-03-05 0:43
This is absolutely not dove loft as your previous picture.
What a nice architecture picture with this building as subject.
We get a very good image of the circumstances on these place.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Also you choice of angle, this care for depth and perspective.
Excellent presentation, nice colors, very well seen. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (32688) 2011-03-05 1:29
Hi my dear Danos
So marvelous and sharp shot again!
Good effect of the stable framework.
Very well considerd composition and very vivid color / sharp focus presentation are so wonderful as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good weekend and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo (3℃)
delpeoples (48734) 2011-03-05 1:31
Geia sou dear Danos
A beautiful scene, lovely strong colours and great contrast. I like the repeating arches, they provide graphical elements and beautiful symmetry. Nice job, thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely weekend
geoant68 (2861) 2011-03-05 11:52
άλλη μια θαυμάσια φωτογραφία από το νησί της Παναγίας με τον ναό της θεοτόκου να φαίνεται μέσα από την φωτογραφία σου τόσο λαμπερή.Αξεπέραστη η ποιότητα όσο η παρουσίασή της.
emilbo (21511) 2011-03-05 15:53
Magnifique présentation et quelle jolie façade de cette église. L'architecture est de toute beauté et l'excellente qualité d'image la met bien en valeur. Les arches multiples rendent la photo des plus intéressante et l'harmonie de couleurs est merveilleuses.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
nikkitta (9053) 2011-03-06 11:22
After reading your as always interesting note...about the church and the virgin's day..
Comment of your photo: great capture to show the attractive construction in a very good light and contrast with the blue sky
The color of the flags match with the sky,
jemaflor (74166) 2011-03-07 12:42
interesting architecture, well captured with a good light, lovely blue sky in the bg.
maloutim (9483) 2011-03-08 8:41
Good evening Danos,
How effective is this beautiful beige building, which you present to us in all its splendour, decorated with flags that match the colour of the sky. Excellent management of light and shadow, as well as colours.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-03-08 8:43
Cette fois c'est une belle lumière qui baigne cette façade bien allégée par les arcades des deux niveaux. J'aime les couleurs de l'édifice sur le bleu du ciel bien polarisé.
Silvio1953 (105720) 2011-03-08 12:37
Ciao Danos, great view of fantastic architecture, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (52962) 2011-03-10 1:53
You had showed the wider view of this marvellous church earlier & this eye level view is really beautiful as well! Good graphic effect with the repeating columns & arches with the shadows accentuating the depth. Like the fluttering flags from the windows. Good work!
clic (12467) 2011-05-06 11:17
Geiasou, dear Danos and many thanks for your visit.
Magnificent architecture crowned of little stone spears on top that put on it airs of a queen!
As around all nice cathedrals, pigeons hang about to spread the "good fortune"!!
Favourable light creates appealing minute details.
ruisc_pt (10133) 2011-05-06 14:28
The façade of the church 'Our Lady of Tinos' it is here "catch" in a superior form.
baddori (19133) 2011-06-19 2:30
Ottima galleria con fotografie di luoghi , palazzi chiese che hanno fatto la storia della cultura, ma di un occidente "sordo"..
Culla della filosofia , dei Codici di Giustiniano ..che recepì il c diritto ramano ma ne diede una forma organica.
La foto fede e patriottismo.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-10 5:32
A very nice frontal view of the church, well celebrated and decorated. Series of slender columns are very elegant. The facade has a great rhythm. And the colour of the facade against the blue sky is stunning. The well celebrated nature of the church is well seen. I like the way the stairs form a courtyard like space in front of the church. Beloved nature of the church can well be felt.
With my very best wishes, dear Danos
Have a great weekend,
jmdias (48413) 2012-06-30 3:00
I never had seen a church in this style, despite we can recognize some elements the whole building looks unusual for me. very nice view with good light, framing and sharpenss, the flags created a nice visual effect here. I hope Virgin Mary helps your country in this hard time, not the first in its history.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (78196)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-31
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/19, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tinos island
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-01 10:01