Local Heart, Global Soul

August 28, 2014

Design, Colour And Texture … Getting Up Close.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The date was October 2012, the place was the tiny village of Kissos, Greece, the reason was because it was the half term school holiday and because our in-laws who have a holiday home on the Pelion peninsular had been telling us for years how amazing this area of Greece was.

So have every other friend and relative who’s visited here before us.

They were not wrong.

This area of Greece is a long long way from towering apartment blocks and streets jam packed with all night clubs and bars, and long may it continue to be so.

This is magical beautiful original Greece, and the magic once again is in the detail.

This is architecture of the sort I adore, there is care, attention and detail that goes far further than the piecing of the structure together so that it stands up.  The doors, the windows, even the grave stones are decorated. You know me by now, I adore detail….  so here it is, the ornamentation, the close-up in all of it’s designs, colours and textures.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

5 Comments »

  1. I love the little round stained glass windows.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — September 1, 2014 @ 6:37 am | Reply

    • Elaine,
      I fell into the same trap as you did when I first looked at these, thinking they were stained glass. Now that I’ve looked closer at the images on the computer I don’t think they are glass at all, but rather pottery plates / discs with decoration instead. Can you see where one is chipped and you can see what looks like a hint of earthenware underneath the glaze? What do you think?

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 4, 2014 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

      • I can’t get it as close up as you will be able to on the original photo, but I have gone as close as I can, and I think you are right! In close up they remind me of some little pottery dishes I bought once in Spain.

        Comment by Elaine - I used to be indecisive — October 5, 2014 @ 8:47 am

      • Elaine,
        Even though they aren’t “real” glass windowsI love the fact that some lovely decoration was inserted into the grey stone to make it pretty. Modern architects take note LOL!

        Comment by kiwidutch — October 10, 2014 @ 10:19 am

      • Even now I know it’s not stained glass, I still think it’s lovely – as you say, modern architects could take note!

        Comment by Elaine - I used to be indecisive — October 10, 2014 @ 10:52 am


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