Pure White for Worship ~ Paros


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Featured in The Mysterious Balkans in July 2009 … thank you so much!! :)

We happened upon this exquisite church a bit by “accident” … We’d set off by bus from Parikia, got dropped off virtually in the middle of nowhere at a turn-off in the road – we made our way up the hill, very much looking forward to seeing the butterfly valley (well, it’s moths really…) … … we walked and started thinking we were lost or had gone too far or something, but when we asked a local who came by on his moped, he assured us that it was just a few 100 meters more and we would see the tall trees offering their shade and providing the home for the moths we’d come to see.
We got to the butterfly valley exactly two days too early – it wasn’t open for the season yet.
We decided that surely our long hike up the hill in the heat of the day could not have been for nothing … there were several chapels shown on the map in my cousin’s guidebook … we decided to take another road along the hill and down the other side to take in some of the scenery while we were up there and to then meet up with the main road at a point closer to town than where we’d initially been dropped off.

We never got to any of those chapels we saw marked off in the guidebook, though we saw some in the distance …
We did however happen upon this beautiful church and a monastery nearby! … Utterly exquisite! The little old man taking care of the church let us in and allowed us to look around and take pictures … The painting inside the church – breathtaking! … The precious Paros Marble used around the windows … utterly spectacular!

Canon EOS 450D with kit lens (18-55mm)

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