Thursday Doors – Blue Doors of Greece

Man Painting Blue Door Mykonos Greece

My favourite doors are in the Cyclades where, next to the white that we all associate with the islands, the prevailing colour is blue and this colour combination has become a trademark of the islands.

It turns out that this isn’t just because it is a favourite of the people who live there or that the local hardware store simply overstocked and sold it off cheap in a clearance sale, the widespread use emanates from an ancient belief that the sky-blue shade of turquoise has the power to keep evil away.  It is believed that the radiation of the colour composes a sort of invisible shield, which prevents the approach of bad spirits.

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14 responses to “Thursday Doors – Blue Doors of Greece

  1. Love seeing the new blue being painted. Now how long will it take to develop the antique look.

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  2. Had no idea that was why they were all blue.. 😉

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  3. It certainly is the unmistakable colour of Greece.
    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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    • I didn’t know until today that in Canada you spell colour not color. Do you always retain the u as in British English? (Honour, Harbour etc.)

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      • Yes pretty much. Generally we lean more towards the traditional English spelling: Neighbour, centre (not center)…etc. However, the elephant next door has a big influence on us and I see a trend towards defaulting to the American spelling more and more. For me, whenever I know I’m communicating with someone from a British Commonwealth country I’ll use my traditional English spelling.

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      • The US word I really don’t like is ‘awesome’

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  4. One thing I have lots of Andrew, are photos of blue doors on the Greek Islands! Always beautiful it seems to me. –Curt

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  5. Hums *I see a blue door and I see it laying down* – Paint it Black melody 🙂

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  6. travelingwithmiriandmargo

    I never knew that’s why they were painted blue!! How neat!!

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