Thursday Doors – Monemvasia

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, I’m sharing a few doors from the fortress of Monemvasia, Greece. A painterly effect was added to the images. Monemvasia is one of our favorite places to spend an afternoon when visiting the Laconia region of Greece.

Orange Door Monemvasia


Black Door Monemvasia


About Monemvasia:

Overlooking the Myrtoan Sea, the Greek fortress of Monemvasia is perched on a giant rock joined to Peloponnese by a restored causeway. The name Monemvasia means “single entrance” in Greek.

Cafés, tavernas, guesthouses, and tourist shops line the narrow, cobblestoned main lane of the lower medieval village which is fit only for pedestrian and donkey traffic. Merchants and artisans have kept the town viable for centuries. Remarkably, Monemvasia has never ceased to be inhabited and is home to a small number of families.

The upper town atop the massive rock has long been abandoned. An uphill path leads to the ruins of once-majestic buildings and Agia Sofia, an intact Byzantine church.

26 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Monemvasia

    1. Also my thanks for your comment about hub’s surgery:) Does your door post mean that you are making progress in the remodel of your kitchen? In the time that Hubs had his surgery, I panicked, because he just had taken out everything, so the bathroom was an empty wooden box!
      But now, 3 months later, remodeling a bathroom we discovered, is “nothing” compared to that of a kitchen (because of all the cabinets and planning!). We put in a kitchen in our previous house, and I think that took about 2 years! We are almost done with the cabinets in the bathroom, mirrors, and later a glass door for the bath tub.

      1. You are very welcome! Our remodeling project is finished. Yay!! We’re putting our house back in order, so still a little busy with the tail end of the project. Glad to hear you are making progress on your bathroom project.

      2. Hope you show your new kitchen in a post sometime? Yeah, the tail end is sometimes still long, because everyone is worn out – hope not too bad:) Jesh

    1. Thanks, JT. I used the Prisma app on my iPad. It’s a trial and error process to create these enhanced images. I also use Snapseed, Brushstroke, Rollworld, Reflect, and other apps to create pictorial and creative images.

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