Saturday, June 23, 2007

Unusual seating arrangement in Ithaca, Greece

Any port is a storm
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17 comments:

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

The customer's every comfort has obviously been considered deeply in that first one...

Smashing photos, Pat. You've captured that slow, sleepy Mediterranean ambiance to a tee.

What time of the year were you there?

Z said...

Bring your own plank?

craziequeen said...

It look just amazing - very Greek.....

I'm with sam, though - comfort is not high on the agenda.....

[chuckle]

Michele sent me to see your excellent photos, Pat :-)

And thank you again for your kind donation to my Race for Life.

cq

Kath said...

Very cool, I would love to visit around there :o)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

More wonderful pictures of Greece, Pat....I love that the second one explains what it is all about in English....lol....But first, you have to have that yacht and/or small boat....!

PI said...

Sam: we would normally go late May or September to escape the hot summer and crowds. And we always went to a different place and there are still masses of places I haven't seen. I wish I could remember what film it was - or did I imagine it- where this woman is going to die. Her last wish is to die on this beach and watch the sun go down. That's how I'd like to go - in Greece.

z: plus cushion? I never did find an explanation but there could be some logic behind it.

cq: in my day the last thing you went to Greece for was comfort. I'm sure it has improved over the years. However the things it does offer are priceless.
Congrats again CQ!

Kath: now you know where to go for a second honeymoon:)

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me back to comment on the second photo (I'm nothing if not organised!!)......

'Place to fasten yachts and small ships'.....

[chuckle] I have visions of large seagoing vessels steaming up and the owner yelling 'I'm telling you, it's a SMALL ship! You should see my other boat!!'

cq

PI said...

Naomi: and it would have to be a very small ship to park there:)

PI said...

CQ: we used to laugh at some to the translations, but can you imagine the Brits translating into Greek?

Bob-kat said...

I think it would have to be a model boat to make port there!

It is brightening here too Pat but very unsettled - the weather to get on with some more study! Thanks for your words of congratulation. Much appreciated :)

FOUR DINNERS said...

Got close to Greece once - sailed through the Corinth Canal on a Med cruise I won in a raffle. Me dad n The Dragon went on the two tickets n paid for me - still half price at 13.

I'd like to see the place properly 'specially as an old mate is Greek Cypriot and - prior to getting himself locked up for a few years re passport fraud (he was a lawyer)early this year - he was always on about us going there on a booze up.

PI said...

4d: maybe it would be better if you went under your own steam. He sounds like he could be a bad influence, but go you must.

Granny said...

I must have been half asleep yesterday. Just took a second look at that table and benches.

Giggle.

PI said...

ann: I wish I knew the explanation:)

granny p said...

Fantastic pictures Pat. Husband no 2 was very good photographer and preferred black and white always. Problem now is getting them processed, unless you've got your own darkroom which he had at one point.How do you do it? Maybe they're old and I should reread your post to check xx

granny p said...

Just re-read...and they are. But do take some more. And I don't think it was that easy in the 80s as I remember it.

PI said...

Penny: I had little idea of what I was doing. I took them to the chemist and got them blown up to the size of a magazine page and them sent them off with copy. One room in the attic used to be used as a dark room - complete with an ancient bath, but I think I had better not go down that path. One of my sons is a photographer- I must have a chat with him.