Tag Archives: Greece

The Samaria Gorge, a new hiking benchmark

When I returned from Greece in May 2011 I thought I would faithfully recount a travelogue in chronological order right away. But that didn’t happen. I had to process the intensity of the trip, and then life happened, and here we are two years later where the Samaria Gorge is my most recent reference to […]

Sassy Aphrodite

“With her, beauty comes. The winds flee before her and the storm clouds; sweet flowers embroider the earth; the waves of the sea laugh; she moves in radiant light. Without her there is no joy or loveliness anywhere.” ~Edith Hamilton, Mythology There she is, in LOVEly company at Dick Blick Art Materials. You can view […]

sassy goddesses from 400 B.C.

“I prefer the title Goddess.  Queens have realms that are entirely too limited.” ~Demeter in P.C. Cast’s Goddess of Spring I submitted my love-themed collage to Dick Blick, which had me perusing my photos from Greece, where I photographed the Goddess of Love a few times. This one, Sassy Aphrodite, will go up on the […]

Mikonos memories

I went through some of my pictures for inspiration this week and picked a few from Greece for a new triptych that is listed on Etsy. Two of these photos are from the very picturesque Mikonos Town, and one is from Santorini. I touched down first in Athens and spent three days there (of which I […]

acclimating

I’ve returned home and am still pondering all the impressions of Greece. The 3,000 pictures I took are a mere tip of the iceberg. So was all the research I did prior to flying off. I have more questions than answers after seeing 9 ruins, visiting 8 museums, and catching a glimpse of 8 different […]

DVDs about/featuring Greece

While I’m island hopping, I figured I’d entertain you with a list of documentaries I rented via Netflix. Most of them were by mail but some are available digitally. I have arranged them in the order in which I recommend watching them. Visions of Greece 2 hours and 47 minutes total, copyright 2002 This DVD […]

Some Greek reading

While I am exploring the isles, here is my roundup of readings thus far. There will be more to add over time I’m sure. Greek Islands-Insight Guides, First Edition 1990, Fourth Edition 2010 This book begins with a spread of the main attractions and another spread of Editor’s Choice. The guide has an introduction of […]

Revisiting the Art Institute-Part II

Are your eyes and scrolling fingers ready for part II? I was taking a breather in the grand staircase of the Art Institute. Seeing the Corinthian styled columns (and Cristoforo Statiâ’s Samson and the Lion, 1604/07) I decided on a ‘scavenger hunt’ for myself: Locate Greek mythology in the other paintings of the Art Institute. […]

Revisiting the Art Institute-Part I

Oops, I got a bit photo-happy on this entry so prepare to scroll! 🙂 Sometimes you can pass a place without realizing how wonderful it truly is. Maybe it was walking through a long stuffy hallway of old armor upon entering the museum, or the lack of an actual strategy when I visited it before, […]

research

Did I mention that I am planning to check some dream destinations off my list this year? Well, I am! The cruise that was to kick-start it all won’t take place in the allotted time, so I am working on an alternate plan. My library has fabulous resources for my newly selected destination. I’ve gotten […]