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Visiting the icon workshop of Kalambaka, Greece

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On our way to the Meteoras we stopped in this little town, Kalambaka. Here is an icon workshop. After we entered this building we saw on the walls many icons, masks and little statues as well.

When everybody was in, a lady showed us how an icon is made from the beginning till it's finished in a few steps. We also could see how a man who was working there planed a piece of wood for a next icon. An interesting thing is that they use real gold not gold paint when they make one of these pieces of art. There is a very thin layer of gold (it looks like paper) which is used there.

After the demonstration we could go to the shop which was part of the building. They sold there many kinds of things: statues, china, little jugs, and icons of course :)


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Vacation in Greece 2006 - overview

1. Aug 4, 2006 The road to Paralia (Paralia)  (* 7)
2. Aug 5, 2006 Don't miss while in Paralia (Paralia)  (* 4)
3. Aug 7, 2006 Meteora experiences in Geece (Kalambaka)  (* 16)
4. Aug 7, 2006 Visiting the icon workshop of Kalambaka (Kalambaka)  (* 14)
5. Aug 11, 2006 My third trip in Athens (Athens)  (* 49)
6. Aug 12, 2006 Climbing Mount Olymp with motorbike (Litochoro)  (* 33)

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