As the snow piles up outside, I'm taking a trip to sunny Mykonos in my mind and re-posting a photo essay first published six years ago. These photos are going to have to last me through the current blizzard and into next July.
My friend Helen has a son living in a New York apartment with bare
walls, and she promised him some "art" for those walls for Christmas.
He loves the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini --especially the
beaches and the waves, she said, asking me to come up with some photos
of those two islands so she could choose several that I would have
printed in a large size and matted and framed for his Christmas gift.
another photo of Mykonos taken from the second-story veranda of a bar
where we always go to watch the sun set. The row of windmills at the
end of the harbor are the symbol of Mykonos--so this scene is easily
recognizable to anyone who has been there. The stretch of picturesque
buildings on the left is called "Little Venice"
Here is a view of Little Venice looking in the other direction, when I was standing below the windmills.
sitting in our favorite Mykonos bar, waiting for the sun to go down, I
took this photo of my glass of wine with the windmills in the
background. It was at this same place that my daughter Eleni took the
photo of me that I use for my profile photo.
As the sun set, we saw this wonderful view of an anchored sailing ship silhouetted against the sky.
one last photo of Mykonos taken from the beach of Aghios
Sostis--Eleni's favorite place in the world. The beach is fabulous and
up the hill there's a small taverna with heavenly food cooked in the
simplest way on a grill.
is a very sophisticated island filled with international visitors and
very expensive stores. It's all white stucco buildings and shocking
pink bougainvillea and narrow, winding streets meant to confuse raiding
pirates The island is known for its hard-partying ways and the
significant gay culture there. There are many nudist beaches and loud
nightclubs, but there are also wonderful isolated spots like this one.
In my previous blog post I showed you the photos of Santorini and told you which ones Helen chose for her gifts to her son.
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