Located in the centre of Firá, on the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini, the Orthodox Cathedral (also known as the Church of Ypapantis), was built in 1827 but destroyed during the earthquake of 1956. The present Cathedral was rebuilt soon after. The church has beautiful frescoes that were painted by Christoforos Asimis (a local artist).

The metal statues of sitting men (the Observers) are the work of the sculptor, Yorgos Kypris.

Santorini is a collection of small Islands which are the southern most islands of the Cycladic Group in the Aegean Sea.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Wonderful angle for this shot…and beautifully done!!

  • Thank you kindly Gena …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Very much appreciated Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    I love the pretty shades of blue..

  • Thank you Lori, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    They should do that with criminals over here too!
    Silly me!
    They’re statue’s!
    Super find Tom WTG :o)

  • Hehe, cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Tom, well done!

  • Thank you kindly Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    This is an excellent piece of workTom !

  • Always appreciated my friend, you will see this great cathedral soon …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    The figures really add something to an already lovely church Tom……………………x

  • Thank you Joyce, it is a great church …

    – Tom Gomez

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    excellent work, wonderful architecture!

  • Thank you so much Vadim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is a excellent capture with a lot of detail!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Very much appreciated Bill …

    – Tom Gomez

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