Sifnos Chapel by Blake Steele

I stayed on the island of Sifnos for several weeks in the fall of 2005. On one of my wanderings I discovered a beautiful little monastery in the hills a bit outside of Apollonia. I think the name of it is Monastery of Panagia Vrissis. It was open, but empty. I returned with my sleeping gear and spent the night there alone, photographing the beautiful images in the chapel by candlelight. This is an image of the candles and smoke from burning incense and hopefully gives a bit of a sense of the beauty and peace of the place at night.

I hope the Greeks do something to preserve these amazing places, other than locking them up. They are little doorways to the Great Otherness of that which is forever pure.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Wow Blake- you do enjoy some adventures! How heady this shot appears- great ambience you have captured.

  • Thanks Rosie… I guess if you wander around long enough you are bound to have lots of adventures. :)

    – Blake Steele

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 4 years ago

    wow. must be amazing to be there. xoxoxoxo

  • It was… thanks Shar.

    – Blake Steele

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for your visit and comment, Greenstone.

    – Blake Steele

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and experience.

  • Thanks so much. I remember that night as a holy one.

    – Blake Steele

  • prettybutterfly
    prettybutterflyover 4 years ago

    so beautiful shot……………

  • Thanks pretty… :)

    – Blake Steele

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