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Itís strange how we are inclined to ignore what is on our doorstep, and travel further afield with our cameras to take photos. This small, but very beautiful, 16th century monastery lies in the hamlet of Gallos, some 2 kms from my home and in between my village and the town of Rethymnon, overlooking the coastline towards Georgioupolis. I have passed it so many times, but each time the main gates appeared to be locked. However, I hit lucky this time and saw a couple of people inside the gates, and asked if they would mind if I took a look around. One of the guys spoke very good English, he told me I was welcome to browse, and that the monastery was now in the process of being renovated inside, presumably to attract the tourists next year. I hope you enjoy the selection of images taken in this idyllic spot barely a stoneís throw from my home.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:mini monastery
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Dec 2013 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Monastery, Photo journalism
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:05 AM

A wonderful set of images Carol giving one a delightful insight into this most beautiful Monastery "Thank you"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:20 AM

What a beautiful monastery ...in the last Version, does that say 16 th century...the Cat image is amazing...deserve their own upload. What a delightful place to visit, loved V7 of the courtyard as well..great set

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:25 AM


Quote: What a beautiful monastery ...in the last Version, does that say 16 th century...the Cat image is amazing...deserve their own upload. What a delightful place to visit, loved V7 of the courtyard as well..great set

Yes, the monastery was built in the 16th Century.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:28 AM

A lovely series of shots Carol and what an idyllic spot.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
9 Dec 2013 - 6:29 AM

Superb insight into this lovely old monastery. V3 and V7 are great showing the beautiful bougainvillea. The cats are fab too. Lovely set. Smile

Carol

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kuvailija
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9 Dec 2013 - 6:35 AM

A lovely little monastery and beautiful images of it!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin But V5and6 for me because of the cats! I love all kind of cats very much!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Well done , Carol! --- Jukka.Smile

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dven
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9 Dec 2013 - 6:59 AM

A beautiful set it reminds me of past holidays I used to have in the Greek Islands

dven

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Badgerfred
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9 Dec 2013 - 7:00 AM

Beautiful set of images Carol, excellent detail in all,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
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9 Dec 2013 - 7:03 AM

A delightful series giving us an all round view of this lovely location and it's feline residents. You are right though, the only time that we take notice of the things in our immediate vicinity is when we have visitors, and as that hardly ever happens, we cheerfully ignore the opportunities on our own doorstep.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:23 AM

11 delightful images and what a pretty place, must be a haven for insect's etc. An enjoyable collection. SmileSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:27 AM

Faabulous...
Cant believe you have lived there all those years and havent gone in before.
A real find!!

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ddolfelin
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9 Dec 2013 - 7:38 AM

Great minds, as you say, Carol.

Excellent pictures.
Will pop in and see it next time I get to Crete.

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termite53
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9 Dec 2013 - 7:51 AM

What a lovely set of images, Carol, you are so lucky having places like this on your doorstep, I love the courtyard images and the cats
Regards
Tony

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achieverswales

Wonderful set of images Carol but the cats are my choice just because I love them, fantastic animals.

Regards

Trev.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Dec 2013 - 7:53 AM

What a special 'discovery ' that was hidden in plain sight Carol Smile A super and informative set

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AlexAppleby
9 Dec 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great shots, and so nice to see somewhere different. I agree that the cats and the courtyard images are the star shots and should be given their own postings! Would love to see more shots of where you live.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
9 Dec 2013 - 8:45 AM

What a little gem Carol. This is simply a beautiful little place, and a load of beautiful shots displaying it to us. Do like the cats though Wink. Moira

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RonnieAG
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9 Dec 2013 - 9:57 AM

So often I too have ignored possibilities nearer to home but of recent, being unable to travel so far, I have come to appreciate such: this is an excellent set documenting this wee monastery and it's surroundings.
R.

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Nikonuser1
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9 Dec 2013 - 10:22 AM

What a lovely and peacefull looking place Carol, a super set of images, great looking cats, great write upSmile


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ali63
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9 Dec 2013 - 10:41 AM

Great images we often don't see things of beauty that are right under our nose SadSadSad

Ali

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HarrietH
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9 Dec 2013 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful find Carol. What a lovely place.

Harriet

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TonyDy
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9 Dec 2013 - 11:28 AM

Great set, Carol - we must have a look at this when we come next October.
Tony

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leontari
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9 Dec 2013 - 12:01 PM

A great variety of superb images, Carol. It's amazing how beautiful are most of those little monasteries. Thank you for sharing with us!
Effrossini

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 12:03 PM

What a find, a little gem of a place, such peace and beauty.
Carole

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prabhusinha
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9 Dec 2013 - 1:26 PM

As if I am over there, looking all around.

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ChiliMan
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9 Dec 2013 - 1:38 PM


Quote: Itís strange how we are inclined to ignore what is on our doorstep...

That is so true, Carol. Even something as simple as daily-blooming flowers in the garden are often overlooked as photo ops (me speaking from personal experience).

I'm so glad you grabbed the opportunity and asked the people if you could go in. Nice one Smile

Wonderful shots you got of this beautiful place. I especially like Vs 5, 6 and 9.

Andrew

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Brian65
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9 Dec 2013 - 2:28 PM

Peace perfect Peace, wonderful images Carol.
Brian

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mikbee
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9 Dec 2013 - 2:52 PM

A different set from you Carol,
and a splendid one it is too !!
Mick.

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SimonFletch
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9 Dec 2013 - 3:28 PM

You are so right, there are many places near where I live, which I have yet to visit...
... but now I would love to visit your part of the world..!
Beautiful set of images, V1 is very striking, I can see why you led with that one.
Thanks for sharing.

Simon

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livinglevels
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9 Dec 2013 - 3:33 PM

Great set of this interesting monastery. Love the catsGrin

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Glostopcat
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9 Dec 2013 - 3:35 PM

What a fabulous and eclectic collection of images Carol, I'm glad you've decided to broaden your horizons and take some shots of the local architecture and landscapes. This should keep you busy in the winter months when there are very few bugs around!Smile

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Maiwand
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9 Dec 2013 - 4:53 PM

Beautiful series Carol. These old Greek buildings do have a charm all of their own. Reminds me so much of my days on Cyprus.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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TrevBatWCC
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9 Dec 2013 - 4:55 PM

What a very beautiful place Smile A delightful set, Carol, and you're right about ignoring things on our doorsteps - it wasn't until I got seriously into photography I visited the ruins of our local castle, about 20 minutes walk away, after living in the area for about 10 years! Love the purrfectly posed pussycat in pic 5 too! SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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richmowil
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9 Dec 2013 - 5:21 PM


Quote: So often I too have ignored possibilities nearer to home but of recent, being unable to travel so far, I have come to appreciate such: this is an excellent set documenting this wee monastery and it's surroundings.
R.

I couldn't have put it better , if i'd tried!! Great set of fine images Carol!!

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danbrann
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9 Dec 2013 - 5:23 PM

So different for you Carol but you have done so well with it.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
9 Dec 2013 - 5:53 PM

Interesting visit. V2 makes me want to go there!
JNC

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 6:21 PM

Charming looking place well illustrated through your photos, Carol.

P.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Dec 2013 - 6:22 PM

beautiful place Carol, great set of shots lovely to see them reminds me of a place we went to .
eve.Smile

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9 Dec 2013 - 7:10 PM

What a lovely place and you have captured some excellent images Carol.
Joan.

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GeorgePlatis
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9 Dec 2013 - 7:27 PM

Amazing photographs of this unique Cretan architecture chapel of 16th century, Carol ! Crete is a wonderful island and surely there are many beauties and sights to be photographed there! This series was a beautiful surprise today! Thank you for sharing, Carol!
Regards,
George

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9 Dec 2013 - 10:04 PM

What a quaint monastery, so small and so beautiful. V8 is the one for me.

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AnneWorner
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10 Dec 2013 - 1:35 AM

A very idyllic spot - an interesting visit through your camera's lens.

Love the quaintness of v3, and a great big AWWW to v4. I remember when we visited Crete all the cats that roamed the area there.

Anne

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RajaSidambaram
10 Dec 2013 - 9:34 AM

I wonder how you missed this serene location all these years. Cute cats, Carol.Excellent set of images. - Raja.

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annettep38
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10 Dec 2013 - 10:20 AM

7 would be worth a poster and of course I love v5. they look very saintly Smile

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10 Dec 2013 - 2:22 PM

A splendid set of this beautiful place
Ju

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Dec 2013 - 11:02 AM

lovely images transporting me back to the island! Wink just 4 full months to go !

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13 Dec 2013 - 10:37 PM

Great set Carol,the cat one is smashing.

Aidan,,

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