At first glance, Mykonos is an island that arguably does not dazzle with architectural brilliance or any particular natural splendour. Fairly barren and with no mountains or valleys of note, Mykonos has a rather parched, lunar-like terrain interrupted only by houses, small holdings and the ubiquitous little chapels that dot the landscape.But to leave it there would do Mykonos a great disservice, because on closer inspection it is a place of great character. On my recent visit, I took the time to look more closely at things through the eye of my camera lens, and this is what I saw…Firstly, one has to view Mykonos from the inside out. Yes, the towns with their whitewashed buildings, winding passages and ever present windmills have an easy charm — particularly when offset by the pure azure blue sky — but as is often the case, what one sees of the interior is far more charming.To start with, every door tells a story with its unique door knocker and bright paintwork. Welcoming, jolly and often communicating something about the occupants, I always think of Greek door knockers as a form of calling card. On this visit I photographed several, from ultra modern doors of upmarket little harbor-side boutiques, to an absolutely delightful Greek head on the gate of a rural chapel. The individual wear and tear of each door always seems to be saying something to me.Peek past the doors and the world of Greek interiors and architecture unfolds. From simple domestic dwellings with quite humble rooms, to some of the most contemporary and chic boutique hotels in the Mediterranean, Mykonian architecture and design for me is defined by its sensuous curves, clean, bright light, and the ever present combination of sparkling white and azure blue reflecting the outside world. Easy on the eye, comfortable and alluring, Mykonos exudes positive energy and manages to uplift almost all those who see it.