Saturday 24 July 2010

The heatwave

The cool water of a swimming pool, the shadow of overhanging trees and a glass of sparkling white wine, give that luxurious twist to life which I wish to everybody who is going through this already longlasting heatwave.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Waiting for the tourists

The houses on the isle of Hydra seem to lay back lazily against the mountains while baking in the sun. The island is just a 20 minute taxi-boat trip away from the east coast of the peninsula of Peloponesus and 1 hour and a half by ferry from the harbour of Piraeus. After a walk through the lacework of small streets and squares with white-and-blue houses, often covered with lush bougainville flowers, and after a visit to the beautiful church with the magnificent marble bell-tower, go and sit on one of the terraces overlooking the horseshoe-shaped harbour watching the multi-colour fishing boats coming in and going out, while sipping a big glass of freshly squeezed lemon in slightly fizzy icewater. The freshness of the drink and the colours of the island under a dark blue sky are all you need from life in that moment.

Friday 9 July 2010

A quiet late afternoon...

...on the Isle of Hydra

Thursday 8 July 2010

Begging eyes

Clearance sales have started