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The Story Of This Quilt
Hora By Night by Louise Donovan.
 

Day becomes night very quickly on Patmos. A quietness falls over much of the island with the setting of the sun. The influence of the Church is such that the excesses of modern consumerism and tourism remain untapped. Locals and visitors wine and dine in Skala in the evening but there is a gentle quality to the night.

Above us all, there is the presence of the fortress-type monastery that has stood in witness to faith for 930 years. When the moon is full and bright, there is a natural illumination to the night view that is awesome. The wonders of man-made electricity provide a more than adequate substitute when the moon is asleep.

 
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We look out and up towards the monastery from the hotel balcony window. The Hotel Skala is next to the harbour. The monastery is five kilometres away, high on the hill in the distance – the focal point for the whole island. When there is no floodlit illumination, there is a sigh: ‘The holy fathers have run out of euros’.
 
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