Churches of Santorini ~ Black & White by Lucinda Walter
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Photograph was taken in Santorini Greece.

The church is located in the famous village of Oia in Santorini Greece. It is a famous church and is on many postcards for Santorini. The church is overlooking the villages of Fira.

The churches of Santorini, although very much part of the cubist architectural style, show a Western influence in their relatively large size. The volcano’s eruptions and the catastrophic earthquakes that shattered the island from time to time strengthened the religious fervour of the locals, which intensified when they were confronted with Catholicism during the Frankish occupation.

Thus before the 1956 earthquake, the island boasted some 260 churches. Most of those that have survived are of the one-aisled basilica type with dome, while others are cruciform in shape with dome.

The dome, which may be white, as in most churches, or blue, is frequently ridged rather than smooth. Sometimes it is capped by a lantern, a clearly Renaissance touch. The facade of the churches and cathedrals alike is dominated by the presence of twin bell towers. Santorini’s monasteries are massive, often reminiscent of fortresses, such as the monastery of Profitis Ilias. They have an inner courtyard, arcades and impressive bell towers.

Part 3 of my Greece Series in Black & White.

  1. Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it. 2.3.2011
  2. Featured in ► No More Color ◄ 2.3.2011
  3. Featured in If it doesn’t belong 2.3.2011
  4. Featured in Architectural Photography 2.3.2011
  5. Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES 2.6.2011
  6. Featured in Greece and all things Hellenic 2.6.2011
  7. ~ Black & White Photo Of The Week Editors Choice ending Sunday 6th February 2011 – The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group
  8. Featured in FEATURED WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS 3.9.2011


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Comments

  • Alex Cassels
    Alex Casselsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Lucinda, refreshing to see this in B & W with out the tradition deep blues!

  • Thank you very much Alex. I am in the process of converting several of my Santorini images to b/w. Even tho the traditional deep blues are stunning I love the b/w effect. Thanks again.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image.

  • Holly thank you very much for your comment and for the favorite. All much appreciated! Thanks again.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • KOKOPEDAL
    KOKOPEDALabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, perfect, fantastic, Lucinda

  • Thanks Kokopedal for your great comments.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 4 years ago

    terrific!!

  • Thanks much ded and thanks also for the favorite.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    I must go there! Beautiful in B&W!

  • Thanks Barbara and thanks also for the favorite. Santorini is a wonderful place to visit.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Nice Work .!!

  • Thank you vaggy.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thanks Trish for the feature. I’m honored.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760about 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at No More Color!

  • Colin thank you very much for the feature! WOW I’m honored! Thanks again. Lucinda

    – Lucinda Walter

  • IRISHPIX
    IRISHPIXabout 4 years ago

    Lucinda it prayer time

  • Thanks Joe.

    – Lucinda Walter

  • RRoca
    RRocaabout 4 years ago

    Excellent Lucinda! Congratulations on your features!

  • Thank you very much Rosa.

    – Lucinda Walter

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