Day 282 – Early Closing…

This mini-market in Oia, Santorini has seen better days. Given the up market touristy nature of the area (its where thousands flock every night to see the sunset), it’s surprising to see derelict buildings. Unless of course it’s been deliberately run down so it can be redeveloped into swish accommodation. Always a possibility…

Derelict building, Oia – iPhone

Day 281 – End Of The Day…

It’s the end of the day, and almost the end of our holiday in Santorini – we go home on Thursday. We’ve had several good sunsets, but this one, shot from our hotel room balcony, is pretty epic.

Santorini sunset – iPhone

Day 280 – Looking Over Us…

These two figures guard the entrance to the Greek Orthodox Church in Fira, Santorini. They sit very high in the air and appear to look down on people passing by. Positioning them in front of the huge church roof in the photo exaggerates their scale.

Statues, Orthodox Church, Fira – iPhone

Day 279 – Blue Is The Colour…

I’ve seen lots of photos of Greece with the blue or white colour of church roofs, but I was still surprised at just how vibrant the colours are when set against a clear blue sky. This is another church in Fira, the main city in Santorini.

Church roof, Santorini – SonyA7iii & 24-105mm

Day 277 – Blue On Blue…

One thing that Greece (and the Greek islands) is famous for are the little churches with their blue roofs. It’s hard to travel more than a few yards in any small town without coming across one. Set against the almost permanent blue sky, they make an attractive picture.

Church roof, Santorini – iPhone