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Art Weekly 162 – Blue Door, Chania, Crete

16th November 2015 –

Finally, back into it……It’s been some time since I sent out a weekly painting as we’ve been on the road yet again – two months of driving around Sicily, Italy, France and the UK – blogs to come soon hopefully!  This painting I had hoped to finish before we left, but it just didn’t quite come together in time.

I took this photo whilst wandering around the back streets of Chania on the lovely Greek island of Crete. It’s just one of the many peeling, battered, doors I’ve photographed over the years, and I suspect it was the peeling blue and orange paint that encouraged me to paint this one.

This door was in what seemed to be in an interesting old Turkish area of the town with the nearby Agios Nicholas church which was built back in Venetian times. It was unusual in that it had an Ottoman minaret still standing, as well as a lovely Greek Orthodox domed bell tower. Wonderful that they have the been able to incorporate all three periods of history and leave them standing for future generations.

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Blue Door, Chania, Crete
Price: AUD$ 90.00
Size: 15 x 21cm
(Postage and handling included)