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August 3, 2014

Stopping At Church For A Breather: Milina Without The Rain…

Filed under: Agia Kiriaki,GREECE,PELION PENINSULAR,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Now that we’ve navigated the narrow streets of Agia Kiriaki we are more than ready to get back to Platania.

But the winding road we had to contend with on the way to the end of the Pelion Peninsular also had to be contended with on the way back, so by the time we got  to Milina I was desperate for a stop.

The first time we passed through here it was raining  rather hard but now the rain has passed so it’s a good place to take a breather.

If you’ve never suffered from motion sickness you will find it difficult to understand the relief that stopping moving brings, the chance to get some fresh air and feel like you are on terra firma again.

A good ten minute break does wonders, and if you can take your mind off feeling seedy then all the better. I usually do this my focusing on talking  few photographs and since this church at Milina was rather photogenic it became the focus of my attention. On the ground at the front of  the church I found a pebble mosaic of a double headed eagle and crown,  Byzantine empire symbols still used by the Greek Orthodox Church. I could have gotten a better photograph if I could have climbed onto the  wall next to it, but on crutches that was both a physical impossibility and a dumb idea so common sense prevailed and I did my best from ground level.

The church has two towers at the front and a tiled dome in the centre with white stone and red brick pattern detailing that sets off the grey stonework perfectly.  After taking photographs of it, I cross the street and stand at the waters edge, the sun is starting to set and way above us on top of the hill another village is bathed in the last rays of the late afternoon light. All too soon it’s time to hit the road again… back to Platania and a good rest. After my longer than anticipated walk to the monastery earlier I won’t be doing much for the next days.

(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)

 

 

 

1 Comment »

  1. Lovely. Your photography gets better and better, and I enjoy your little commentaries

    Comment by kiwiskan — August 3, 2014 @ 1:28 am | Reply


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