Peggy caught this photo of an old Santorini windmill that I found quite striking outlined against the horizon. The blue striped flag belongs to Greece.
Wrapping up my Wednesday photo essays on Santorini, I thought I would go for a potpourri of things that either amused Peggy and me, or that we found interesting and picturesque. Enjoy. Next Wednesday I will randomly pick another selection from my collection of 20,000 iPhotos. Who knows where we will land…
We found this dog admiring the Aegean Sea while perched on the end of a rock. In our travels through the Mediterranean we often found cats and occasionally dogs that seemed owner free or at least wandered at will.
He and I shared a common perspective on the value of an afternoon nap.
Forget modern excavation equipment when it comes to building on the sides of the volcano. How are you going to get a backhoe and dump trucks down a narrow stairway? Dirt and rock dug out of the mountainside has to be bagged up and shipped out another way.
By mules. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.)
You quickly learned that you had to get out of the way or get stepped on. There was no posing for photos by these heavily laden mules.
There were numerous small walkways to explore. During the height of tourist season these walkways would be packed with people.
Several of the people who follow my blog like murals. This one is for you. I really liked the way its tentacles wrapped around the door.
We’ve all had the experience of food that takes forever to be delivered. (grin) This restaurant apparently made an art out of it.
Peggy has wonderfully wild, naturally curly hair, that has a mind of its own. It seemed to me in this photo that it was attacking her head. I kept my distance.
This amusing sculpture was propped up against the wall. I don’t think this guy was a fireman or that he had rescue on his mind.
Normally I avoid tourist souvenirs, and I did this time. These plates and vases did do a good job of capturing the colors of Santorini, however.
Speaking of color, this green was vivid.
As was the pinkish red of these Bougainvillea.
Certainly one would expect to find mermaids lulling around on the rocks off of Santorini. The Bougainvillea provided a colorful frame.
I was impressed with this blue door.
And found lots more like it. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.)
And then we found a green door to nowhere.
As we sailed away at sunset, we caught a final view of Santorini’s towns perched up on the high cliffs.