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Tuesday 23 October 2007

The White Dream in Mykonos: Stairways to Heaven

Most of the houses in Mykonos are small cube houses with very limited space. Therefore, most of the staircases are built outside of the houses to save some space for the interior.

Since the houses are mostly painted white, the railing of the staircases are painted with primary colours of blue or red/brown. This gives a very good colour contrast that makes them outstanding as photography subjects. I love Mykonos!

This is the staircase of the top end Myconian Hotel. The primary blue colour stands out very well against the white building.

Is this the stairway beyond St. Peter's Gate?

Do not enter!

Whose gate and staircase are they?

Free for entry!

For invited guests only!

It's not a primary-colour railing but still blends in well.

The staircase to a night of hangover.

The stairway that brings you nearer to the church.

The stairway of the Hobbits!

The stairway to Snow White's lodge.

And finally, the actual stairway to Heaven!

If you would like to read more of my travelogues on Greece, here are the links:-

1. Athens – The Homeland of the Gods

2. The White Dream in Mykonos

3. Santorini – Almost Heaven

4. Miscellaneous


Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

i don't think i'd feel comfortable there -- so barren and flora-less.

CK Ng said...

Yeah, the whole island is quite bare. You can only see potted plants in town. People flock to this island for the sun, sand, sea and the wind, and of course the all night long parties in tha bars.

Ananda Niyogi said...

very nice photos :-)

the white & blue color combination looks so simple, but has a definite visual impact...

CK Ng said...

Thanks for dropping by and the kind compliments, Ananda. :)

Anonymous said...

Great colours, but the place does look a bit sterile and impersonal. No signs of life, just staged productions ... and a lot of gates to keep people away.
Nice pics though, alot of sharp geometric lines to attract and lead the eye through the shot.


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