St. Catherine's Church (Byzantine, 11th cent.)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (11)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 7, 2007

Marilyn, I love your pictures, because they talk to me. Very beautifully composed! The tree and the cloud make a connection from the church to nature. They help to find the dimension.

Unfortunately I have only slides from my trips in Greece and Anatolia.

My best regards, May

Marilyn Whiteley on November 7, 2007

May, I am so glad that this found an appreciative friend since until today I was always reluctant to post it. My husband and I were walking around this section of Athens looking for something else when we came upon this unexpectedly--a real jewel!

I have slides dating from 1957 until 2004, when I got a digital camera!! (That's longer than you can imagine!) A project I have for this winter is to go through as many as I can, throwing away some and scanning (I have many near duplicates and many that are just plain bad!) and editing others. I hope that some of the scans will be good enough to post on Panoramio, but that is not my main purpose. I want to rescue the older ones before they deteriorate any further, and also to have a photo company print scrapbook-type books of various trips, etc. I can picture myself in a home of the old, thumbing through the pages and reliving the past! ;)

But before can I start this project, I must do a bit of writing that I have promised to an editor.

Best wishes, Marilyn

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 10, 2007

Thank you Marilyn for your reply!

Writing?! That sounds exciting. Do you write regularly?

It's such a pity with the slides and if one tries to scan it's so time consuming. Once it was the best thing to do, who would have thought of the possibilities we have now. I still have the equipment for developping b/w pictures and copying them.

Best regards, May

Marilyn Whiteley on November 11, 2007

I regret, May, that I'm not a very exciting kind of writer! I'm trained as a church historian and retrained myself as a women's historian. (Women didn't have a history when I was a student!) So I've done research and writing on women in the church--especially Methodist women in Canada. You can get a quick idea by googling Fardig Whiteley. (Fardig was my last name before I was married.) This past week I sent off a few 150 word biographical sketches to be included a dictionary of women and religion in North America, and this next week I must write a biographical profile to go into a small journal with very few subscribers. Even in Canada and the USA, you'd never find anything I've written in a bookstore!

Best wishes, Marilyn

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 11, 2007

Thank you, Marilyn, for telling me. It's 01:35 am and I have to go to bed, but I wish to answer you before. It sounds interesting, what you tell. I'll have a look at google tomorrow. Btw. I can very well imagine back to the times, you've told and further. :)

Have a nice evening! It's good night for me now! May

© SisAnnick on November 12, 2007

The church you loved is well-known in Corsica Island. There a 2 or 3 more of the same style in Sardinia.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 12, 2007

Thank you, Annick. I shall remember that. Who knows? Perhaps someday ...

© Rapi ( ) on December 24, 2007

Hi Marilyn,

I drank an espresso late in the evening, so it is possible to have a look in Panor. In your series i found this roof. My last tag i installed was Roof because the looking up is very interesting!

I like the precision of your taking photographs! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Ludwigsburg to Northamerica.

Cheers Rapidshot

Marilyn Whiteley on December 26, 2007

A roof tag is a good idea, and I'm adding one. Thanks for the idea, and for your comment. Best wishes from Canada for the New Year to come.

Cheers, Marilyn

© Rapi ( ) on August 4, 2008

Hi Marilyn,

knowing you as beeing interested in churches, ... there are some more views for you!

☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

Rafael Saludes on December 1, 2009

Marilyn I like so much your nice shot of this beautiful top church with charming architecture.

Greetings. Rafael.

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  • Uploaded on November 7, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/09/06 10:01:16
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