Greek light


“My own first impression of the light of Greece was that the air had disappeared.  It was as if I had always been conscious of a haze; a refraction caused by air standing between me and the world.

Now that haze has gone.

Colours become so pure and clear that they are almost audible, but never brash and glaring.

Every patch of colour glows with a great subtlety of shadows.

I know of no other land where the shadows are really are purple and lavender and a dozen other colours as well…

…One does not need to be a mystic or a poet to see the infinite quality that the light in Greece imparts to everything.”


Hellas A Portrait of Greece

Nicholas Gage