Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Architecture of the Arch

Santorini ....
 the epitome of the architecture of the arch


Deftly hanging from the rock face
 

Or lapping at the Aegean  ....


....  often interrupting and softening


.... and challenging the view!


It demands attention


.... creates drama


.... framing from within


 and framing from without!

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The architecture of the arch ....


.... forms simple lines


.... joyfully plays with light and shade

... and is visually,
such a pleasure!

14 comments:

  1. You always talk about the light in Greece, and now I see!!
    Happy Memories.
    Belinda x

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    1. One day you will see it too my friend! xx

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  2. Oh, your posts make me 'homesick' for Greece. You've captured the arches so well in this post! xJ

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    1. Oh Sorry J - it's just that I have to have a regular Greek fix! xx

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  3. How delightful and pretty!Arches and curves add so much charm to architecture! And here , they become a symbol of the place , as you know where you are as soon as you see the pictures.
    Tank you for that beautyful stroll!

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    1. We can stroll together any day Maylss - especially if it's on Santorini! xx

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  4. Yes, a wonderful island indeed. Great images.

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  5. A beautiful post Francesca...your words and photos together are enchanting...
    Thank you for this glimpse, it made me smile. :)
    Jeanne xx

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    1. It's my pleasure Jeanne - I always love writing about Greece - it makes my heart sing! F xx

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  6. fabulous images and I see why the arch fascinates us, we had a vaulted ceiling at Borga Nari and I couldn't imagine how the owners made such a thing. See you in a few days, can't wait! ciao lisa x

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  7. How beautiful and cheering! The first shot is amazing. Reminds me a little of Matera in southern Italy but without the sea. Lovely accompanying words too xcat

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  8. I really do have to go to Greece soon.

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  9. postcard picture like indeed!
    greetings from brussels
    anni

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