Courtyard Moni Longovardas

Courtyard Moni Longovardas, Paros

Title: Courtyard Moni Longovardas
Original: $450.00
Size: 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Medium: ink and watercolor
Location & Date: Paros, Greece – June 5, 2002

George’s Postcard Note: We took a morning drive, up a very steep, windy road, to the Longovardas Monastery. I got out of the car, knocked on the door, and waited. A monk to arrived: Yes, I could visit, but only if I wore long pants (I was in shorts). So I drove back down, over to the hotel, and put on some pants. Back at the monastery, at the same door, the same monk appeared. I told him I was an artist and wanted permission to sketch inside the walls. He left to ask permission. He reappeared, and said permission was granted on the condition that I allow them to scan the sketches! Of course, I said yes. In this watercolor you see the church within the courtyard formed by the surrounding monastic quarters.