My Favourite Pictures of the Greek Islands – 2

Man painting a Blue Door in Mykonos

Blue is used everywhere in the Cyclades, church cupolas, windows, doors, walls, staircases and fences which provide blue ‘belts’ around buildings, which supposedly provide protection against evil. Turquoise stones on jewellery, belts and weapons are put there to safeguard people, animals and even plants.  Blue ‘eyes’ and blue stones mounted on gold and silver are presented to babies and small children as a talisman for protection and in the Greek Boy Scouts all the boys where a sky-blue scarf around their necks for this very same reason.

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2 responses to “My Favourite Pictures of the Greek Islands – 2

  1. Hi,
    Wow, I have seen a lot of photos on the Greek Islands, I have never had the pleasure of going there myself, but I have often wondered about the blue, I now know, Thank You very much for the info. 😀

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