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Offline Maik

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Roadside shrines
« on: Monday, 26 June, 2017 @ 13:42:45 »
The ghostly loneliness of Greece's roadside shrines
Sobering shoebox-sized chapels dot the countryside's steepest twists and turns

The shrines — called kandilakia — can be made from wood, stone, metal, concrete, or even marble. Some feature detailed carvings or purposely resemble famous orthodox churches. Behind a glass door or through an elegantly carved opening, there's often a lit candle or oil lamp burning among faded photographs of the deceased, images of saints, and other religious paraphernalia.

Many of these memorials are faithfully maintained — even in the most remote cliffsides.

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Roadside shrines
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 @ 14:58:08 »
Thanks Maik,

Very interesting comment with some great pics.  And I always wondered what they were called in Greek.  Don't think they have much on the accident rate?!