The Monastery of Saint George in Karydi (in Apokoronas Province) is located about 2km east of Vamos village. The monastery was abandoned for many years but was restored in 1996 and today it is operating normally. The monastery is the unique of Apokoronas province and is the most interesting monument of folk architecture in the prefecture of Chania.
The trademark of the monastery the oldest oil mill on Crete (12th century) with the 12 arches, which’s roof has collapsed. There still four mills, of which only their bases survive because the millstones have been removed. The large size of the factory and the existence of four oil mills, the unique case throughout Crete, witnesses the enormous quantities of oil produced here.
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JFS (32459) 2012-03-03 23:56
Impressive graphic shot, the visual effect is superb and the quality too. Lovely play of light and shadow. Well seen and well presented.
carlo62 (37278) 2012-03-04 0:15
bella foto, la nitidezza, i colori e la composizione sono veramente eccellenti, il bellissimo cielo evidenzia il tutto.
siudzi (34131) 2012-03-04 2:42
An interesting visual effect has been created by this wonderful architecture and extremely great play of light and shadows! Like it very much. Well done, tfs!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-04 3:03
great symmetry in this wondeful composition. Perfectly executed and in such a beautiful light that brings out the depth and superbly detailed textures. Stunning!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
npecanhuk (69166) 2012-03-04 4:01
Very beautiful, attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal formt and symmetrical composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
kennyblack (4207) 2012-03-04 5:42
Great l 'optical effect created by the continuation of the arches that give the sense of depth and infinity. Much research on POV, beautiful natural color.
Greetings and best wishes for good evening ... Marino
rychem (26812) 2012-03-04 8:06
Excellent photo, beautiful long perspective of arches, well done
adores (39908) 2012-03-04 17:48
A great pov! I like the graphism, the tunnel formed by the arches, the shadows... Good colours, light and dof! Good work!
jjcordier (78372) 2012-03-04 23:49
Belle perspective créée par les arches de ce monastère en ruine.
ls7902 (7328) 2012-03-10 10:57
Repeating arches give your photo a wonderful graphic perspective. Strong contrast in the lighting creates a nice sense of depth. Hope all is well with you. Have a nice weekend. By the way the oil mills you mentioned in your notes refers to olive oil? Regards. Latiff.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-16 23:55
the perspective is wonderful and the gray of these arches contrasts very well with the beautiful blue sky, great light and its management, i like so much ... have a good WE ...
jhm (142884) 2012-03-17 0:38
You chose a fantastic angle with these arches of the old ruin.
Excellent contrast picture the dark arches against the blue sky.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, TFS.
macjake (60000) 2012-03-17 0:41
a very interesting scene from a visual standpoint.
the arches seem to continue on for infinity, the lighting is attractive, and the textures are well displayed.
great subject to photograph, and you show it smartly and creatively.
serp2000 (41688) 2012-03-17 2:23
Wooow! My compliments, Athanasios! Right POV gave you outstanding result. Attractive composition and splendid colours. The graphic is perfect!
williewhistler (15283) 2012-03-17 3:15
Hello Athanasios,even under such bright conditions you have done well to retain some detail in the dark areas.
The photo has some dramatic shapes and great depth.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-03-17 8:55
Όμορφη απεικόνιση του Μοναστηρίου.Πολύ όμορφο θέμα.Πολύ καλή δουλειά.TFS
Fis2 (88833) 2012-03-17 10:41
A very curious objekt.
Excellent frame and perspective.
I like light and shadow.
Very impressive picture.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-22 18:49
Amazing photo of ruins. Wonderfully presented with great detail to light and shadows. Very nice color hue that is pleasing to the eye. Beautiful POV Athanasios!!
vasilpro (41091) 2012-03-25 14:45
Γεια σου Αθανάσιε,
Εξαιρετική σύνθεση με τις καμάρες από μια άριστα διαλεγμένη γωνιά λήψης ώστε η εντύπωση του βάθους να είναι θαυμάσια, πάρα πολύ καλή διαχείριση του φωτός και της αντίθεσης, ωραία φυσικά χρώματα.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Cricri (110295) 2012-03-26 10:43
Superbe perspective des arches du monastère en ruine, beau jeu ombre et de lumière , détails et couleurs magnifiques
jmdias (58163) 2012-03-30 2:44
muito bonita esta perspectiva com os arcos bem colocados criando um efeito gráfico muito interessante. boa luz e enquadramento.
danos (89627) 2012-03-31 0:42
εξαιρετική η παρουσίαση του εσωτερικού του ελαιοτριβείου που οι αψίδες του δημιουργούν μια προπτική που δίνει βάθος στο όλο σκηνικό. Μου αρέσει το λαμπρό φως και η αντίθεση των χρωμάτων.Πολύ καλή η παρουσίαση και η επιλεγμένη φωνία λήψης φυσικά.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-29 13:10
splendid and spectacular perspective with a magnificent play of light and shadows.The colors are wonderful.
speedymanu (3587) 2012-05-01 0:56
Your composition reinforces the pattern effect of this perspective and nicely fools the eye. The way the shadows are all lined upon the left is great. Thanks for sharing,
Sonata11 (33526) 2012-05-02 20:39
Wow!!!! what a shot!!! Beautiful composition and framing of marvellous architecture with fantastic perspective. Wonderful and amazingly executed image with fantastic POV, colors, sharpness, clarity. Fabulous view of light and shedow. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done. I like it very much. Great photo job.
All the best,
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-11 18:10
There are many things that I really like about this photo. The very symmetrical composition adds to the sense of depth. The arches at the base seem so strong but at the top feel quite vulnerable. Beautiful composition.
Angshu (56458) 2012-05-18 2:22
Superb repeating arches creating a strong graphical impression & also a fine perspective & depth. The contrast with the blue sky is excellent as well!
Curious_Eye (1320) 2012-06-01 10:51
A very well seen and presented old building. Textures on the first plane, a curious play of light and shadow, great DOF and a visual effect created by the arches, all against a perfectly clear blue sky which balances the image very nicely. TFS this original shot!
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-06-16 4:11
Γεια σου Αθανάσιε,
Μια υπέροχη σύνθεση με τις καμάρες να κλέβουν τις εντυπώσεις. Η πολύ καλή λήψη αυξάνει την αίσθηση του βάθους. Τα δυνατά χρώματα συνδιάζοντε άψογα με το μπλέ του ουρανού.
josepmarin (57841) 2012-06-19 12:53
It is a composition with a high visual power, because of the deep perspective of the ruins of the monastery and of the fantastic geometry of its arches.
In addition, there is a great game of light and shadows on the elements, and a beautiful graphism.
An excellent work.
ikeharel (61491) 2012-10-12 2:51
Nice taken the multi-archs ancient edifice, light and contrast well managed.
The roof was probably made with wood - and somehow destroyed either by fire or just time consumed.
I was in Hania, but did not know about this location.
Island (612) 2013-02-09 9:15
καλησπέρα Hellas :)
Such an amazing picture!
Sharpness, perspective, colors, pov are perfect! You played very well with light and shadows to make us discover this treasure of your country! Congratulations!
Have a nice week-end :)