Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blue



There was a lot of blue - blue in the pool and the sea, the sky, the taverna chairs. And some red too - the deep red of springtime poppies. And a bit of black - mostly on the backs of old Greek women preparing for Orthodox Easter.

There was the smell of orange blossom and cistus in the air. The taste of ouzo every evening, sometimes competing with garlicky tatziki or taramasalta.

There were blue glass eye charms too - and we've come back with a few adorning bracelets and key rings.

Because the only downside of always going on the cheapest possible late deal holiday is that you only have a couple of days to look forward to discovering your destination - the Island of Evia in Greece in this case — so you have to make up for that by making the afterglow last for as long as possible.

Yiamas!

7 comments:

materfamilias said...

Lovely! That mosaic of photos really shows the repetition of blues and reds. We've never taken a holiday on such short notice so I can see what you mean about the lack of anticipation and planning -- I like the idea of discovering through immersion, though, rather than through studying first.

Frankofile said...

Aaaah. thanks for sharing.

nmj said...

Sounds fab!

Deadlyjelly said...

Wow, you are in incredible photographer. Dig the montages - what a great idea.

x

Rosie said...

yes please...I would love to go back to Greece
we never plan holidays!
they just happen...

beaverboosh said...

Jealous, big time! Hope you had a great greek time!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I was told there would be moustaches over here - I must have misheard - tee hee

[Cracking piccies - very evocative]