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Proskiniari, roadside " iconostasis" or shrines dotted around the Greek landscape, frequently on hairpin bends as a prayer for those loved ones who met with untimely death at that particular spot, a kind of dollhouse for the dead. The Chinese burn banknotes from hell to accompany the dear departed, the Greeks have a preference for often tacky icons, devotional images, plastic flowers and oil lamps. The proskinitari are then exposed to the elements ...

This first series was taken in Lavrio, near Sounion, of a recently tagged proskinitari, sign of the times.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Greece
Keywords:Brenda Turnnidge, Greece, Lavrio, Proskinitari, dollshouse for the dead, icons, roadside shrines