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The Basilika of Agios Titos (St. Titus) in the old quarter of Heraklion on the Greek Island of Crete is an important monument to Christianity.

The church was originally built by the Byzantines in 962 A.D. and was later converted by the Ottomans to a Mosque. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1856, it was rebuilt by the Turks as a Mosque and later the Cretans converted it into a Greek Orthodox church in 1923.

The church has contained the skull of Saint Titus since its return from Venice in 1966. The Venetians had taken the skull with them when the city fell to the Turks in 1669.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
F-stop f/4
ISO 200
Focal length 24 mm
Handheld

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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    looking good Tom , you certainly get around

  • Thank you Philip. All my latest shots are from our recent holiday. We stopped in 11 destinations during the 2 week cruise.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 5 years ago

    You set this image up perfectly Tom!!!! Very nice work!!! You must journal on your trips!!!! 11 destinations….. wow young man!!! Is the viewing of the skull available for visitors???

  • Thank you Brenda. Yes, you can view the skull, but I did not take a picture …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, Tom!

  • Thank you so much Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    beautiful building and wonderful capture!

  • Thank you Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, my friend!

  • Thak you so much Béla …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    Wow that’s a cracking shot Tom. Did you go inside? Pro quality!!

  • Cheers Robin, I did go inside, but I did not get a photograph of the skull …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Superb work mate.

  • Thank you kindly Jason …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Tom

  • Thank you Barry ..

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    another great shot .. you DO travel a lot ! lucky you!! :)

  • Thank you Elaine. All my recent shots are from our recent cruise. Only one day in each port so you have to make the best of it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    my daughter does that also only on this side of the world lol

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