Mesta lies on the South-West part of Chios, on the wider expanse of Masticochoria (Masticochoria means villages that produce mastic). One can reach Mesta by following two routes:
a. From Chios, the capital of the island, by taking the road to Armolia, Pyrgi, Olympoi and arriving at Mesta (this is the shortest and easiest way).
b. From Chios, by following the road to Aghios Georgios, Vessa, Elata and ending to Mesta.
Most of the visitors arrive at the village through one way and return through the other. Mesta is mostly chosen as a place of sojourn. That is because in spite of its location in the south site of the island, it is a village from which all the historically and touristically significant spots are easily accessed. The capital of Chios, Castrochoria (the villages that are built like castles), Nea Moni, Anavatos, Volissos, Aghia Markella and other sites of Chios are connected with Mesta through roads that are in a very good condition.
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gabrielpat (7163) 2010-09-04 5:33
A nice light "bathing" this small street. Clear and dark areas are well exposed,so we have details.A nice place.
chrkont (4005) 2010-09-05 13:38
Γεια σου Μαρία
Πολύ καλή φωτογραφία.
Μου αρέσει το παιχνίδι φως-σκιά καθώς και οι όμορφες χρωματιστές πινελιές
mariani_josep (1) 2010-09-22 19:00
I like your composition ... the path with the blue door at the end. Good lighting too.
PS : You have a beautiful country .. hope I can visit it someday :)
Anzy (16) 2010-09-25 12:22
Love the colors, the textures and the light. The place itself must be very interesting!
Fis2 (86357) 2010-09-25 12:28
Good vertical frame.
I like thr light and shadow.
castellano (791) 2010-09-25 14:24
Beautiful alley. The colors are really charming and the point of view is excellent. The arch makes a good frame for this picture and the light has been perfectly captured.
I specially like the blue of the door.
faletiz (10759) 2010-09-26 9:04
beautiful view cut by shafts of light. The eye is pushed towards the blue door on the bottom through the series of arches. Great composition with beautiful colors.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-09-28 5:44
Hi Maria,very interesting photo.
I like the play light and shadows.
Very good perspective and colours indeed.
HAve a great day Tomas
ManuMay (35091) 2010-10-01 13:33
Great capture, very nice colours and light management and an optim point of view to compose this scene, like a window to the past...Nice idea to frame with arch, fitting really well and giving contrast...A very good capture!!
Have a nice week end...
erdna (5711) 2010-10-07 7:11
Nicely composed photo with good lighting beyond. The textures of the walls give it details and the door and window colors provide the accent. The light on the ground at the foreground does not really add anything to the photo. It only negates and distracts from the main subject. In composition sometimes there is beauty in "less is more".
fritzi007 (6179) 2010-11-12 6:23
Is it a shady, beautiful backyard and a good comment
gmg (4202) 2011-03-15 10:35
Nice view of this covered alley. I like how the arch frames the image and I like the warm tones of the light that contrast against the blue of the doors and windows.
I also like the balance between lights and shades.
kiks (11749) 2011-04-18 1:57
This image makes me travel to ancient times. It seems that time stand still. You handled well the dificult lightconditions of this scene and your composition is well balanced.
tatadalou (6341) 2011-12-07 11:57
I like the view between lights and shadows, which brings into focus the traditional architecture. The light is well managed. Sweet atmosphere.
Hellas (6831) 2012-01-16 0:32
Γεια σου, Μαρία!
Η φωτογραφία σου με ταξιδεύει μια ακόμα φορά στην Χίο.
Είχα βρεθεί κι εγώ στο ίδιο ακριβώς σημείο το 2006.
Είναι, χωρίς αμφιβολία, πειρασμός για φωτογράφηση όλα τα μαστιχοχώρια.
Έχω όμως μια αμφιβολία, νομίζω ότι πρόκειται για την Βέσσα κι όχι για τα Μεστά.
Το σκηνικό είναι χωρίς αμφιβολία πάντως, ονειρικό!
almoren (261) 2012-05-09 1:49
Maria, you have beautiful photos, this is an example. Thanks for your comment, which does not refer to the halo, I'm tired of repeating that I especially like in some pictures because, as you watched your reinforces the 3D printing.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-10 13:22
I like this POV and perfect to achieve it. Impressive sharpness of detail and great color. The beautiful play of light and shadows that bring out.
Thanks for having shared.
The best regards, greetings ... Marino
specialist (1173) 2012-11-09 11:38
inside the lonesome and shadowy street shines the door in blue, giving an eye-soothing effect. well-seen and presented dear Maria... cheers,
Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-04 11:55
Questa tua foto mi piace per la bella atmosfera che hai saputo cogliere ricavandone una buona composizione, ma anche perchè hai saputo gestire abbastanza bene una luce difficile.
In effetti contrasto e nitidezza e resa del colore sono più che buoni ed il risultato premia la tua bravura.
Buona anche la nota che accompagna la foto
Ciao e buona serata