Fira By Night

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A picture I took in Fira (Santorini, Greece), last summer. It is a long exposure shot and I've repainted some parts of it.

Fira is the modern capital of the Greek Aegean island, Santorini. It is a traditional settlement.

The view from Fira is magnificent, with a unique panorama showing the 18 km long caldera from southern Cape Akrotiri to northern Cape Ag. Nikolaos, plus the volcanic island Nea Kameni at the center with Thirassia Island in the distant west on blue Aegean water.

Fira is a town of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 m high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Thera. The two main museums of interest are the Santorini Archeological Museum, 30 m east of the cable car entrance, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at the southeast corner of the White Orthodox Cathedral (with the Greek name meaning Metamorphosis), built on the site of the Ypapanti Church, destroyed in the 1956 earthquake.

Access to Fira is mainly by roads on its eastern side, climbing from its port via the Z-shaped footpath on foot or on donkeys, or by riding the steep cable car from its lower terminal by the port.

For more information about my art:

Candles of The Past

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Candles of the past
In shadows corner cast
Like paintings on a wall
Or tinting blanching fall
Precious moments going
Special people knowing
Of lives so many ways
In vanished yesterdays

Somewhere in my heart
Where memories start
I have again found
Incidents once around
All the music ways
In the magic of the days
Candle lights I’ve crossed
Those now today are lost

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  1. Luca Libralato 32 months ago | reply

    Simply awesome... one of the best picture I have ever seen. Congrats.

  2. R a h u l K a n o j i a 31 months ago | reply

    That's a treat to the eyes!

  3. lucianomancini 31 months ago | reply

    cool series of night shots!

  4. aLexDoULoU 31 months ago | reply

    you have got to be the best all-around artist i've seen so far in Flickr.

  5. henggaro 31 months ago | reply

    brilliant! wow

  6. NamAir 30 months ago | reply

    incredible shot! amazing!

  7. Carlos Castañeda' 29 months ago | reply

    So beautiful, the light and tones are so gorgeous. I love so much how you captured the moment so well.

  8. Gem E Piper 27 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  9. mikaelaldo 27 months ago | reply

    A w e s o m e!

  10. Yannick Rival [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    So cooooool 17.

  11. chainless000 26 months ago | reply

    you have great shots !

  12. massonth 10 months ago | reply

    Welcome to Greece.Oia is fantastic.

  13. theo0023 9 months ago | reply


  14. Dirk Desmet 5 months ago | reply

    Very nice capture

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