Crete - September 2006
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The following descriptive
prose is from the introduction to “Crete” by the authors Dana
Facaros and Michael Pauls. It is
just so delightful I felt compelled to use it as an introduction to our website
of photographs of our first visit to Crete.
Crete is an enchanted isle. Other
Greeks, with a mixture of envy and awe, call it the ‘Megalonisos’,
the big island, a place apart, remote and often mysterious: the home of King
Minos, Pasiphai and the Minotaur, of towering snow-capped mountains that are
blinding in the sun and, of memory older than history, of bulls and double axes
and indomitable resistance fighters against Turkish or German occupiers who
believed in Freedom or Death; of yellow clouds of butterflies in jagged ravines
and El Greco and shepherds improvising verses and Zeus of the Thunderbolts and
bare breasted godesses wearing scarlet lipstick, lemon groves and Zorba and
Kazantzakis and wild thyme and Arians spinning on her dance floor made by
Daedalus: Crete is anything but ordinary.”
We hope to return ...
The map below shows the places we visited and chronicled on this site.
Click on the link at left to see the relevant pages.
The Detail Map below shows the 'local area' around the Bromley House -"Spiti Bromley" is an approximate translation from the Greek to semi-phonetic English.
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