20 February, 2006

Mesta, Chios


During the weekend I uploaded three pages on Mesta, Chios.

Streets of Mesta

Church of Taxiarches

Old Taxiarch' Church and Village Gate

In this photo is the iconostase of the Old Taxiarch's Church (it is so called because there is also a new one). It was curved out from wood, and was made by only one person; unique example of the Greek religious art. We were told that it was made from only one tree, but we remained a bit uncredulous. The monk who made it is said to have lost sight after tens of years of work.

I still have some other photos from Chios, but this week I want to start uploading some pages on Naxos where we visted in 2003.

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