Santorini holds a special place in my heart. I went after a difficult point of my life.. and something about that place helped me renew my passion for life. Here, people gathered after (Orthodox) Easter Mass and were listening to the church bells toll.
One thinks of circles and sun when thinking of Santorini Greek Isle. But hard to deny its angular architecture, isn’t it?
It’s no secret I love sunsets. Sunrises, not so much. Santorini, Greece.
In case this isn’t enough, look at my past posts of other photos:
– New Zealand
Well, OK, so this is no M.C. Escher, but this view made me think of his drawings.
Imeroviglio, Santorini, Greece
As what I call my “Do-Over sunny get away” I went to Santorini, Greece. The Greek Islands never really appealed to me.. they struck me as cliche, build solely for tourists these days. But it was the perfect therapy.
I was sitting in a restaurant for a late lunch, on a day that was also Greek Orthodox Sunday. Enjoying the quiet, digesting a phenomenal bowl of mussels and savoring a glass of white wine. The only other occupied table was being assembled to stretch across the entire length of the restaurant balcony. Someone approached me and insisted I join them for a glass of wine. It’s Easter, he said, and they feel very uncomfortable having me eat on my own on this special holiday. Please join then for a glass of wine to celebrate.
Three courses, countless glasses of wine later, I finally excused myself. They had ended up serving me their share of the Easter lunch. I wasn’t the only invitee.. Italian, Austrian, and this American.. they had opened their tables to their visitors and friends.