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Another example of everyday Greek life imitating the colours of the Greek flag. The houses are painted white with blue doors and windows traditionally as a representation of those times in history when the Greek nation was suppressed or under foreign rule and therefore not recognised. Then the only way to show their nationalism was by imitating the colours of the Greek flag on their buildings and houses. White also keeps the buildings cooler in the long hot summer months. This particular house lay in the backstreets of the village of Akrotiri on Santorini, Greece.
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Jan 10 2011 14:44 GMT Icandoit
Simply gorgeous ...it's always special when one takes the time to describe the history of an entry.....lovely scene.

Jan 10 2011 14:52 GMT bandsix
Almost looks like snow piled up outside the door Brian! Another great photo....I see there is a programme on Tuesday night with Trevor McDonald where he meets a spear fisherman on Santorini...don't know if much of the island will be seen, though.... :o))
Jan 10 2011 15:05 GMT hans55 PRO
great typical Greek colors !!!
Jan 10 2011 15:11 GMT metinbaksi
simply nice.great colours.
Jan 10 2011 15:11 GMT metinbaksi
simply nice.great colours.
Jan 10 2011 15:11 GMT metinbaksi
simply nice.great colours.
Jan 10 2011 15:11 GMT metinbaksi
simply nice.great colours.
Jan 10 2011 15:42 GMT appelsin
fantastic colours
Jan 10 2011 19:09 GMT bennystr
Superb shot!
Jan 10 2011 19:39 GMT soldier
Jan 10 2011 19:52 GMT FLUMP
Pure simple beauty...just superb
Jan 11 2011 07:54 GMT Pea2007
Super fine image Brian.
Jan 11 2011 16:50 GMT doramandragora
Hi Brian,
this looks so striking I almost have to put on sunglasses to fully appreciate it. :-)
They look like doors that lead into another dimension...
xx Doris :-)
Jan 12 2011 11:39 GMT Dorado
Fantastic and creative image....¡¡¡
Jan 12 2011 14:50 GMT pauli3522
amazing..thank you for the info
Jan 18 2011 20:54 GMT caferr
wonderful work...
Jan 18 2011 21:00 GMT Danijela
Jan 29 2011 13:34 GMT Annamaria
Somehow I have missed this beautiful shot, Brian!!

You can TAG it " annamariasdoorsclub" if you want... there are a lot of nice doors in that club...;-))
Jan 29 2011 13:37 GMT beus PRO
WOW! Great!
May 30 2011 11:19 GMT julie13
This is really good. I like your gallery. Julie
Jun 18 2011 12:05 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Fantastic composition and subject, information too! Favorite!!