Photographer's Note

Agios Nikolaos Chapel is a lovely whitewashed building, with a white dome, proudly standing at the tip of the port since 1693. I was attracted by the extremely simple architecture with its spare, linear lines. I envisioned seaman stopping to pray before heading to sea. This church is a good example of the simplicity I noted in Greek churches. The priests don’t seem to be separated from the people by a grandiose building; they can be seen out mingling with the people, riding the bus, walking in the streets and talking to people in the cafes.
I also liked the bright flags fluttering in the breeze. The blue and white flag is the Greek flag; the yellow one is the flag of the Greek Orthodox Church. Source I am confused; this site seems to say that this is the flag used for churches added after the Balkan Wars (Macedonia & Thrace) but Agios Nicolas seems to be the name of many churches in Athens. Can anybody help me here?

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Additional Photos by Larry Carolan (lcarolan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 12 N: 383] (930)
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