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Beach Shrine at Maleme

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 14 November 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This is the twentyseventh of thirty photographs from our visit to Crete in September/October 2006.

I have already published a different set of sixty photographs on my website at Crete 2006. You'll also find there some accounts of our visit and links to relevant websites.

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Monkey in the Jungle from Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

Good picture. What is it? It looks a bit like a grande bird house of some sort. I'll be checking out your other Crete pictures

14 Nov 2007 11:39am

@Monkey in the Jungle: It is a shrine to St Nicholas. You will find them in all sorts of shapes and sizes all over Crete - most houses seem to have one in their garden. We saw places like our typical garden centres where you could buy ready-made ones, but I think most people make their own. People put small items of religious significance inside and light candles.