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Greek doors of art – Photo Essay

Wineries are often so beautiful, Mercouri vineyard near Olympia in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The beautiful vineyard of Mercouri

Travelling around Greece there are a great many amazing things to experience, friendly people, awesome archeological sites, beautiful works of art, stunning scenery and wonderful towns and villages. Sometimes the simple things can leave the longest impression like Greek doorways and gardens.

 A bar and restaurant on the Saronic island of Hydra off Athens, Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

A favourite kind of doorway one with a bar

Old shop doorways on Hydra in the Greek Saronic islands near Athens on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain_Mallory_050444

Old doorways of Hydra

The Greek monastic enclave at Meteora, Thessaly on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

A colourful mural in Grand Meteora

I decided to post this as due to internet connection difficulties most were not able to be posted on this week’s #FriFotos and they deserve to be seen. If y0u are not aware of FriFotos check it out on twitter it’s a great photo sharing project which predictably takes place every Friday.

Greek doors may not be what we traditionally consider works of art but they certainly qualify as far as I am concerned.

Doorway along the main Spetses road on the Greek Saronic Island on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

An attractive doorway on Spetses

Old house on the Olympia to Napflio road in Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Even rundown buildings can have a special charm

The Greek mountain community of the Pelion in the village of Makrinitsa on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain_Mallory_053766

Taking the last mule home

Doorways can come in many shapes and forms and sometimes they don’t even look like the normal ones we expect.

Hot springs at Lake Kaiafas in Greek Olympia on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Cave at the hot springs at Lake Kaiafas where does it lead?

A virtual door in Athens World of Hellenic Cosmos museum on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The incredible virtual reality World of Hellenic Cosmos

Wine and wildlfie at Mercouri in olympia, Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Winery with peacocks at Mercouri in Olympia

Monk skulls on view at the monastery of Grand Meteora in Thessaly, Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The Great Meteora monastery skull closet

Archways in Hydra in the Greek Saronic Islands in the Aegean Sea off Athens on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain_Mallory_050722

Doorways leading to doorways

Dramatic lighting at the Angelica Hotel on Hydra, Greek Saronic Islands on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Angelica Hotel in Hydra

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  1. Judy

    Gorgeous Iain. I love these type of photos. While I was in Greece took pictures of doors, windows, etc…Love your Pictures as always Iain. Beautiful.

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      Iain

      It is indeed a great country for photography so many amazing sites and sources of inspiration, loved it thank you I am glad you liked it.

  2. Andrew

    What a great selection. Especially the door with the philosophers in Grand Meteroa. Hey, do you happen to have a readable photo of the description of that mural? It was on a plaque to the right. Mine didn’t come out and I want to read it again. Email me or contact through my site if you happen to have one.

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  3. Dora

    Lovely photography! I just found your blog and loved it! 🙂 If you have a minute, check out mine, it has started with summer’s travelling, but it’s about to develop soon -it’s quite fresh!:-)

    Hugs from Athens,
    Dora

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      Iain

      It is always pleasing to hear somebody likes my site and the photography and posts thank you for taking the time to comment. I did take a look at your own site Dora good job!

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  4. Beverly

    Beautiful, Iain – Love your doors of Greece. I “collect” doors too! Just posted some faves from Prague – although your photos are far superior! You have a great eye.

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      Iain

      Awww come on Beverly your own pictures are equally as good if not better, you’re just you’re own worst critic as many of us are 🙂

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  5. dmg

    Beautiful pictures, truly wonderful post. Thank you!

    I must ask the location of the photo with the caption, “A favourite kind of doorway one with a bar.”

    I realize many of these scenes and settings recur throughout the Greek islands, are in fact nigh iconic, but I am pretty sure I ate at the restaurant to the left in your photo…

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      Iain

      Thank you and the location is the wonderful Saronic Island of Hydra, it was closed when I was around or else it would have been somewhere that I would have given a try, it looked wonderful.

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  6. Sheila Madhvani

    Thank you for sharing those stunning photos fool of colour, life, mystery and history. Your pictures are a tiny glimpse into the beauty of another world….which appears to bear no relationship to the economic woes currently besetting Greece. What a relief!

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      Iain

      I am glad you liked them Sheila and agree totally there was little real sign of the economic crisis, the people were so friendly, welcoming and generous. I really enjoyed my visit.

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      Iain

      Absolutely Natasha, Greece really has a great deal to offer almost every traveller. So much history and culture, beautiful scenery and lovely friendly people, greeting visitors with a welcoming smile. Financial stability maybe assured if they can really market all of this well and draw in even more visitors than they currently attract.

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