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Entrance to Hades

This entrance to Hades is at Porto Kayio, in the southernmost part of the Peloponesian peninsula of Greece.

 

 

comments (18)

Interesting! This is a really nice photo - I really like the details.
Louis: Thanks for the comment martie
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2008, 00:33
I was unaware that it had been located precisely. This is a darn good looking entrance!
Louis: The travel guide described it as unpreposessing smile Thanks for the comment Martin
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2008, 02:06
I agree with Martin...this is quite the entrance to Hades, Louis. I never knew it looked so good. smile

But I'm actually more mesmerized by your mat. That's just exactly like the ones we used to make with my brother's framing tools!
Louis: Some time ago I have bought myself a Canon printer and received Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI with it. The frame with mat is part of that package. You can also get similar frames etc as Adobe plug-ins from the internet. Thanks for the comment Ginnie
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 3 Mar 2008, 03:18
Not what I imagined after all those sunday school lessons.
Lovely capture Louis.
Louis: Not at all hey? Thanks Aussie.
And what were you doing there? We thought you were angelic.
Louis: That is such a nice thought you have expressed here. I wish I could put it in my likeys tongue Thanks Mary.
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2008, 06:37
That is a dramatic title, louis.
Louis: Definitely more dramatic than the piece of floor left over smile Thanks chad.
OK, I have to ask. How did you get the bevelled edge effect on your frame? It takes me a month d Sundays to do this, but I'm sure there are easier ways.

Had you just popped out for a smoke? I believe cigarettes are banned even down there.
Louis: Some time ago I have bought myself a Canon printer and received Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI with it. The frame with mat is part of that package. You can also get similar frames etc as Adobe plug-ins from the internet.

Well, in fact I popped out to be rid of the smoke smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Mar 2008, 09:46
Hmmm! I wonder how the Devil is planning to get me to Greece from Thailand, when I croak...I am expecting first-class on Thai Airways, or better!
Great picture, Louis...did you slip over there for a trial run at the weekend?
Louis: Nah, I believe it is one thing I will be able to get right without practise smile Thanks for the interest ray
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Mar 2008, 10:34
These entrances to the Greek underworld(Hades;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_underworld) are fascinating indeed, I have seen such an entrance to the Hades at the western (formerly Greek coast) of Turkey, with horrible exhalations (Miasmen) so that you hardly could take a breath, probably a presentiment of death! Your pic seems -compared with this experience- to be rather a seduction to follow this way, but do you know the different places (Tartaros..)and the sentence of the three judges where you have then to stay according our life on earth? It is very interesting to compare all these different and various mythes of the other world in different cultures and religions- often rather similar...The message of all these stories is: to enjoy the (only one) life we have -with dignity and responsibility!
Louis: Thanks for the informative comment Philine. This Hades entrance made sense to me because it was at the lands end and overlooking the sea. I could imagine that you can 'step of the earth' here as some kind of a symbol of passing on to another phase.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 3 Mar 2008, 12:14
Louis, if this is the entrance to Hayes, count me among the sinners group. As Philine said, it seems a seduction to the underworld.
Louis: Thanks Kathryn, it does look rather inviting with the sea in the background. I hope you can hold your breath for long to survive under the sea.
Philline has done the work I was just about to do, I mean look this up ! What a story to a photograph and I think I will look this up now.

Ok like Colin how did you do it and as you've almost convinced me to keep at PS is this done in that app or what ? Come on bruv fess up !

Strange this, it's the first time a photograph has made me want to do some research.
Louis: Some time ago I have bought myself a Canon printer and received Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI with it. The frame with mat is part of that package. You can also get similar frames etc as Adobe plug-ins from the internet.

Thanks for the comment johnny
Very nice capture Louis. I like your frame!
Louis: Thank you richard, the frame is from Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2008, 17:26
Love your frame Louis this is a great image, I have never heard of this beforesmile
Louis: Thanks Tracy - it is part of the mythological greek underworld.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 3 Mar 2008, 21:06
love how you have left the horizon in Louis, makes for a much more visually interesting photo and nice framing toosmilesmile
Louis: Thanks for this comment tim
Very well done, I like your creative border too ! Bravo !
Louis: Thank you monsieur
  • mal
  • 3 Mar 2008, 22:56
you are a well travelled man Mr Louis, this is an area that I have been longing to visit for some time. lovely image. mal
Louis: Thanks mal. It is beautiful in that greater area. If you like history, there is lots of it. If you like greek food, there is lots of it. If you like beautiful scenery there is lots of that too.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Mar 2008, 08:58
How fascinating! (:O)
Louis: Thank you Rosalyn
  • Aksel
  • ...home at last
  • 7 Mar 2008, 21:24
Like your presentation, every layer (square) drags me in to the pic
Louis: Thanks for this comment Aksel

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