I was not certain if i should include this pic in the categoty "Architecture" or "Ruins". Finally i decided that "humorous" is probably more appropriate because it looks so out of place , out of time and so naive. Please correct me if i m wrong...
It was a common practice in some greek islands or remote countryside villages in the years past to collect stones from some ancient ruins and use it as architectural elements. Many churches were situated on anchient temples and the material that was the easiest and cheepest to find was the stone pillars.
In the village of "Kastro" ("Castle") however, in the island of Sifnos, the ruins were not used only as building material but also as decorative elements... I have seen a marble sarcophagus being transformed into a flower basin.
In this case some proud villager has put this perfectly preserved stone pillar to act as ...a stone pillar!! to his typical Aegian white little square house.
The red broom and the dustpan that at the bottom right look so cute next to the pillar.
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CRATEOS (7278) 2007-08-03 10:22
kalo....exeretiki katagrafi...oreo kadrarisma...me endiaferonta fotismo..kai exeretiko..xioumor..epeno !!!!
Buin (42420) 2007-08-03 12:56
In combination with your note a photo which makes smile. What better could a photo do...!? Using these old columns for simple houses is simply ... human. An interesting contribution!
Greetings from Germany - and have a nice weekend!
ifanik (21679) 2007-08-03 20:37
Poly kalh h katagrafh ayths ths arxitektonikhs leptomereias an mporei na thn pei kaneis etsi
H foto soy exei swsta stoixeia fwtismoy kadroy kai oksythtas
evanrizo (456) 2007-08-05 3:43
Γειάσου Κωνσταντίνε, στο Κάστρο της Σίφνου πέρασα από τις πιο όμορφες εβδομάδες της Ζωής μου το καλοκαίρι του 1980!
Ευχαριστώ που μου το θύμισες.
Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα η εικόνα σου.
Θα προτιμούσα να είχες το κάδρο σου πιο ανοιχτό προς τα αριστερά και να έκοβες από δεξιά.
Επίσης λίγο πιο ανοιχτό από πάνω και κάτω.
hay_kes (30858) 2007-08-05 23:23
Very beautiful architectural view.Excellent details.TFS.