Church of the Ascension, Zante

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Posted in categories: Culture, Greece

This Church of the Ascension grabbed my attention, because of how its bell tower dominated its Street, south side of town. It’s a recent church, it turns out, not a restoration: 1980.
But the icons over the gate are too Western to have been painted in this past century, the century of Kontoglou’s Byzantine Revival. They’ve clearly been stashed away from one of the ruined churches, awaiting an opportunity to perform their function once more.
A question to my readers in Greece: this yellow flag with the two-headed eagle, in front of every church in the land: is it a recent thing? I’ve only noticed it this trip.

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