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Monday, November 30, 2009

Peace


Vestal virgins :-)

Santorini from the cable car


The isle of Eugenia, home of pistachio trees.


A woman making rugs in Turkey..



What I loved about being in Greece and on the sea was the peacefulness and beauty of it all. Seeing the whitewashed houses tucked in on the hills of the isles we visited just invited one to romanticize about living there, eating cheese and olives and taking a swim in the Mediteranean Sea every morning. Ok, I just woke up from that dream. Oh well.

Seeing the ancient ruins like the Parthenon, built in 432 BC! Just touching the marbled stones gave me a chill to think I was standing where ancient Greeks orated and fought and honored their gods and goddesses.

One of my favorite places was Santorini, a small island in the Aegean Sea which was formed by a volcano. Its village sits on top of the small mountain. As we pulled into port and debarked, we learned that the only way to the village was by cable car of donkey! I chose the cable car because I felt bad for the lil donkeys...but that's their job and I suppose they do it well.

All in all, it's a beautiful country....the food is good...the people are nice....what more could one ask for?

Peace

4 comments:

Sandee said...

Greek food is to die for. I love it.

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. I would have felt sorry for the donkeys too.

Have a terrific day. :)

secret agent woman said...

I had the same feeling about touching the ancient marble structures. In fat, I would sometimes slip my shoes off so I could walk barefoot on the marble floors where people had walked for thousands of years before me.

Sandy B said...

Santorini was also one of our most favorite spots in Greece. We also chose the cable car over the donkey ride, although we still got the 'donkey' smells! Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Big hugs...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I love your pictures, and undoubtedly, that is one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of the world.

So glad you're safely home, though.