The monastery of Chryssoskalitisa - 28th March
The monastery of Chryssoskalitisa
The monastery of Chryssoskalitisa is located a few km before
reaching Elafonisos. It used to stand alone in a barren landscape
but now there is a small settlement around it, constituting
of a few tavernas and small hotels as well as houses probably
belonging to the owners of the nearby greenhouses.
So because of these (often not very pretty) buildings it is
kind of difficult to take the 'old style' pictures of the monastery,
standing alone on its promontory by the sea. There is stuff
in the way: houses, power lines, car wrecks, rusting machinery.
So I got close instead. The tree in the foreground is a mulberry
tree. You prune them every winter (if you don't want ripe mulberries
messing your pavement in the summer) which is why it looks
like an overdone bonsai.