Friday, 16 May 2014

Here is a picture of the church of Ayios Athanasios; reputedly the oldest in the little Greek island of Alonnisos:
And here is a picture of its Eastern end:

Note the bulge in the wall to accomodate the niche in the sanctuary; a characteristic feature of the older Greek Orthodox churches. Not also how the archaic simplicity of the scene has been enhanced by the tasteful addition of a public telephone, installed two days ago. 

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