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San Nicolas,the rich

San Nicolas,the rich
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Syros island
Date Submitted: 2015-10-07 23:09
Viewed: 4318
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from a hill just above the church but the constructions,trees etc near it,don't allow someone to admire all of its beauty and its architectural style.

You can see here a larger,sharper and more detailed version of the photo.

Saint Nicholas Rich, jewel of Syros

Syros, Ermoupoli: splendid architectural monuments, neoclassical mansions and manor houses, splendid churches and old industrial complexes reveal the glory of the past and exude the scent of a glorious era.

The 19th century Ermoupoli experienced great boom and was one of the greatest economic, maritime and cultural centers of Greece, taking advantage of the favorable political and economic climate and its port, which was a transshipment hub for the whole Eastern Mediterranean.

In Vaporia, the aristocratic district with its magnificent houses, where once lived the wealthy citizens of Ermoupolis even Agios Nikolaos is rich, revealing the bygone glory of Syros.

The imposing church with great architecture and rich decoration founded in February 1848 (it is the third oldest church of Syros, after the churches of the Transfiguration and the Assumption) and officially inaugurated in September 1870.

The building plans of the temple caused the interest of King Otto, who signed them personally and endorsed by royal decree in 1851.

The masterful marble temple of St. Nicholas Rich Man, where combined classicist elements and western style figures, painted in the years 1883-1899 by the Tinian sculptor Georgios Vitalis (1840-1901), who was the creator and the marble throne.

The icon of St. Nicholas was painted and epargyrothike in Moscow in 1852, while the images of the Lord and of the Evangelists were recorded by the Tinian painter Francis Desypri 1868.

The perfect proportions of the two-storey building, the all-marble staircase, marble propylon with four Ionic columns, the tall spiers make St. Nicholas Rich one of the most impressive churches in our country.

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Hi Danos,
Beautiful architecture, interesting with all these colors, well framed from a photogenic POV.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2015-10-07 23:21]

Hello Danos,

beautiful this view from the hill. Wonderful church, splendid composition with the sea as background.

Warm regards MAlgo

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Cette plongée sur cet édifice religieux est superbement mise en image.
Tout ressort à merveille, et puis, il y a cet arrière-plan sur la mer qui est un véritable régal.
Très bonne journée.

Hi Danos,
Beautiful capture of that colored church. I like the POV, very attractive shot!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2015-10-08 0:37]

Hi Danos,the POV from above is a winner.Magnificent capture of this Church,the blue dome is a spectacle and contrast in a great way the Yellow of facades,impressive sharpness too,interesting post about this architechtural jewel from Syros.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2015-10-08 0:57]

Witaj Danos!
Beautiful church!
Excellent POV and colors.
Wonderful towers and cupola.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Danos! Amazing architecture, wonderful cupola, fine twin towers. Good contrast and sharpness. Sophisticated work. Regards!

Kalimera Danos,
Found a perfect perspective from a high point, superb light conditions, not too dark and yet enough light to distinct good contrast.
magnificent edifice, its outlines well collected.

Hi Danos,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details of the architecture of the San Nicolas church. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2015-10-08 4:41]

Hello Danos,

Saint Nicholas Rich, jewel of Syros, this is truly a very nice picture taken out of the height
Colours and sharpness are perfect
Perfect perspective and depth picture.
An excellent composition, real a nice picture to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

hello Danos
Une bon point de vue, avec une vision intéressante sur l'architecture de cette église.
La coupole bleue est d'un bel impact.
Bonne journée

Bonjour Danos

Quelle belle plongée vers cette église qui porte et clochers et dôme.Les couleurs ont belles et la mer est un superbe arrière plan.Excellent cadrage.



Great capture and pov of this beautiful church. I like this kind of architecture. Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3446 W: 0 N: 7969] (57313)
  • [2015-10-08 9:04]

The church itself is fantastic, beautiful and attractive architecture, I like its colors and location at the seaside
regards Ryszard

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2015-10-08 10:31]

Hi Danos,
Excellent arrangement, superb view down to beautiful church.
Fabulous photo in superb light & clarity, nice colors, nicely framed in landscape format.
Very well done.

Hi Danos,
Very nice architecture well framed and presented with the sea in the background, well done.

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
μια ξεχωριστή και εντυπωσιακή εκκλησία, εξαιρετική η παρουσίασή της με τόσο όμορφα, ζωηρά χρώματα, ευκρινέστατες λεπτομέρειες και φόντο τη θάλασσα. Η υφή της θάλασσας και η θέση της ως μέρος του αστικού τοπίου μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ. Η ιστορία της εκκλησίας είναι επίσης πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου νύχτα,

Boa tarde Danos

The sea is something impressive. The church has marvelous architecture. Excellent picture.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2015-10-08 14:31]

Yassou Danos
A good dominant point of view good frame quality I appreciate the architecture volume
Good sharp composition
Best regards

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2015-10-08 16:11]

Hello Danos,
This is amazing composition, nice view of Saint Nicholas Rich. Interesting place. Nice work, nice captured moment with splendid light.Very interesting notes.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2015-10-09 2:12]


a marvelous church. I liked this upper view where the shapes of the church made a great contrast with the hues of the sea. despite the difficulties you got a nice view. TFS.



Ciao Danos, great POV on fantastic church, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Wonderful and peculiar construction, with excellent colors and shapes, and from a privileged POV. Great contrasting blue on the background. Have a nice weekend!

Hello Danos.
Splendid composition, from a high, showing a unique perspective of this wonderful church, beautiful towers and dome, which highlights great, with the sea on a beautiful blue.
Excellent POV, with very good lighting, color and sharpness to enjoy the details.
Very well done. I like.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Best wishes.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2015-10-09 12:34]

Hello Danos, I have to comment on this outstanding photo. Absolutely gorgeous colors. Perfect blue sea in the background and the closeup greenery provides a great depth of field. I haven't been on TE for some time, but saw this on Facebook, and had to comment here. Regards. Roger

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2015-10-09 14:52]

Hi Danos

A superb high pov overlooking the attractive old stone church with its symmetrical twin towers at right and its huge domed cupola at left. Good sharpness and vibrant color with good saturation. Tfs.

Hi Danos
A competently filled-frame shot with main interest well seen from good vantage position featuring the architectural beauty and delicacy of the church with pleasant splash of colours. I love the feel of space and depth too; It's a smashing piece of lens work, Congrats
Kind regards

Hello dear Danos,
Wonderfull birdseye view of this beautiful church in Syros.
The usual thing is the name, as almost all churches in the Aegean World have the same name, StNicholas but the unusual part is the architeccture. I personally prefer the typical simple architecture of the Archipelago.
Interestig notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 0 N: 1496] (13175)
  • [2015-10-10 10:49]

danos hello..well it might have been a tricky shot..with construction and trees in the way.but you did a good job for this shot..love it! dale

Hello Danos,
This is a pretty impressive church building. I especially like the deep blue dome on top of the red roof.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-10-11 3:33]

Kalimera Danos,
church near by sea is beautiful. I like the architecture and colorful elements. Good shot from fine POV. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-10-11 20:41]

Dear Danos,
What a great dive to this church steeples and dôme.Les door and have beautiful colors and the sea is a beautiful rear plan.Excellent framing.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2015-10-13 7:12]

dear friend danos very beautiful picture from a great point of view of this very nice Church in front of the great blu sea
i licke very much this super details

bonjour Danos
un très beau cadrage en plongée sur cette superbe église à l'architecture remrquable, les deux tours et le dôme et la couleur et l'ensemble près de la mer

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2015-10-14 10:36]

Hi Danos
Très belle vue plongeante sur l'église avec le fond bleu de la mer, belle architecture aux plusieurs couleurs, belle présentation
belle soirée

Hello Danos,

I really like this downward view on the church against the blue sea. A goos angle of shot showing architectural details with excellent clarity.

Best regards


Hello Danos,
An excellent high viewpoint for this wonderful presentation of the church.
If I remember well, during my visit of Syros this church was under repair and there were too much scaffoldings to take a decent picture.
The waves on the sea are clearly visible and make an excellent background.
Very pretty colours.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Danos,

Excellent composition of the church by the sea.Very well composed photo with excellent colors and lighting. Keep sharing.TFS.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3109] (20986)
  • [2015-10-15 12:58]

Geia sou Danos
Not only is it beautiful on the outside, ideally seen in this lovely picture by soft light over a non-distracting decor, but its inside is well worth seeing, adorned of rich decorations and giant icons set on each side of the main altar.
As you mentioned, it's a jewel of religious architecture.
Se xereto.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2015-10-18 18:28]

Hello Danos,
Very nice picture of that beautiful church. I like your point of view with the sea in the background. superb colors. TFS.
Have a nice day.

Hi Danos,
a nice view of this church you offers us here.
I love the high-angle shot and the good perspective of the church with the blue sea in background.
An efficient framing for a beautiful composition.
Best regards,

Dear friend
Beautiful architecture captured from very interesting point of view.
Wonderful photos with all these colors.
Perfect lighting.
Great photo job.
Kind regards

Ciao dear Danos

A stunning high POV, a commanding view and this beautiful church and dome. Really beautiful colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.

Geia sou

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 9 N: 1211] (5751)
  • [2015-11-05 5:17]

Hi Danos,
You chose perfect place to shoot this picture. Firstly I thought that it is from miniature park. Nicely capture to show all details of the church. Great quality as well colors, light and sharpness.
Best regards,

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