View from the shade by Themis


Small (16.4" x 19.8")

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(Finepix F70EXR, minor crop and rotation 90 degrees using The GIMP)
Those Greeks, they know a thing or two about architecture and tradition: in the best tradition, and to help keep the houses cool during the summer days, most exterior walls are white – marble or whitewashed. This is taken from the shaded hotel lobby, and it’s one of the hotel entrance’s pillars. Cloudless sky, of course.
(For the evening version of this view, have a look here)


arch, blue, cyclades, greece, lamp, mediterranean, sky


  • Lolabud
    Lolabudabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot! I love the perspective and the lighting. We absolutely loved Greece. Where was this taken? Santorini maybe?

  • Many thanks for your great feedback, much appreciated – no, it was taken in Syros

    – Themis

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoabout 4 years ago

    love the graceful arch of this image, the white, the texture, and the echoing shadow. Bravo!

  • Wow, many thanks – great feedback, much appreciated!

    – Themis

  • David Bradbury
    David Bradburyabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image. :-))

  • Many thanks for your visit and feedback, much appreciated :-)

    – Themis

  • KParapantaki
    KParapantakiabout 4 years ago

    Yes, it is very good….

  • Thank you, your feedback is always appreciated :-)

    – Themis

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 4 years ago


  • Many thanks, glad to be there :-)

    – Themis

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    this is STUNNING!!

  • Many thanks for the visit and kind feedback, much appreciated – thanks also for making it a favourite of yours!

    – Themis

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    excellent composition!

  • Many thanks, visit and feedback much appreciated :-)

    – Themis

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work!
    Hope to see the area sometime in the next couple of years ….

  • Many thanks, it was more like play :-) I was just sitting there, lazily checking my email on the hotel WiFi (which had the strongest signal in the lobby), the window was open to get some draught going (there was none of the usual breeze at that time of the year), and my eyes were just drawn to this. Picked up my camera (I have it with me always) and took a few shots. This was the first, and only needed minor cropping (1mm from the edge), because the moment I pressed the button, the curtain moved slightly!
    You’d like it there :-) We stayed in the same hotel for the 5th year in a row, and still took about a thousand pictures!

    – Themis

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I can feel the sunshine!

  • :-) I’m very glad you like it – many thanks for adding it to your favourites – much appreciated!

    – Themis

  • starikarp
    starikarpabout 4 years ago

    wonderful shot!

  • Many thanks for the visit and feedback – much appreciated!

    – Themis

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