That Greek Blue

My blog ...postcards, musings and observations on life

The Cretan potter

Day in and day out she pottered around her little shed  Creating pieces of magic amidst the dust and clay Her pottery was unique Plates, bowls and jugs with scenes of rustic houses …. wayward chickens strutting their arrogant stuff …. and olive patterns in green and black ….      But my favourite were […]

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My Little Stone House

This is one of my great loves!   A little crumbling stone house with faded blue doors and shutters in a village nestled into a hillside in Eastern Crete.  When I first met her in the late 1980s she sang to me. There was something about the peeling patina; the crooked way the doors and […]

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A Birthday celebration

It’s been 12 months today since I started Postcard Pictures and I could never have dreamed it would lead to so many new friends scattered all around the world; all linked through a passion for photography, creativity, a good story and bonhomie.    Thank you for making me feel so welcome; for your encouragement; for […]

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Athenian love

…. the sun setting in an orange haze over the Saronic Gulf   …. glimpses of the Acropolis overhead   …. the harmony of the ancient, the old and the new   …. Corinthian, Ionic and even Doric  …. sesame-crisp koulouria from a barrow in the Plaka …. the blaze of colour at the bag […]

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Bali offerings

I was captivated by the beauty and intricacy of design of the Bali Hindu offerings. Small hand-made baskets called canang sari are offered to the Gods three times a day   The canang is a tray made from coconut or palm leaves,  and the sari are the items placed on the trays     Filled with rice, flowers, sweets, biscuits […]

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The lost city of Atlantis

The picturesque fishing village of Elounda on the Gulf of Korfos  in Eastern Crete embraces its vivid  Minoan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and French history    It boasts the sunken remains of the lost Minoan city of Olous; the remains of a Byzantine chapel, Venetian salt flats and French feats of engineering     A […]

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