Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In Santorini

Beautiful Greek churches shimmer in sunlight
patience is required to get that shot
without revealing the throng of hungry tourists
amassing from the cruise ships

The real jewel of the island
rises and falls
into the sea
twice a day
a golden pearl
just out of reach

A room with a view
like no other
life on the edge in Santorini

Near-sighted photographers
having lunch in quaint Greek villages
should remember
to put their glasses back on
before focusing

Resplendent flowers

on the stairs

and on the roof

S is for Santorini
not my favorite Greek Isle
but beloved by so many
Its little adobe abodes do remind me of
my little house
in old
Santa Fe

ABC Wednesday
is at Mrs. Nebitts place


Linda said...

Great choice and the pictures are just beautiful.

Mary said...

Thank you. Santorini might not be your favorite isle but I'd give my eye teeth to be there... Crimson flora under my window and... beaches. I'd never sleep.

Let's hear about your little house in Santa Fe.


Texas Travelers said...

WOW! This was great. Thanks for the tour and sharing the great photographs.

Our S is Setting.
come visit,
Troy and Martha

Max-e said...

Your pictures certainly convey an atmosphere of the place, not that I have been there.
My wife did a painting of Santorini from a friends photo about a year ago - http://arty-farty-musings.blogspot.com/2007/06/ecclectic-mix.html

photowannabe said...

Santorini looks like a photographers paradise. Great shots and great choice for S.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful shots. I have heard it is a wonderful place to visit.

Juliana RW said...

Your S pics are beautiful...

Mine in here Thanks

FO - 2 said...

LOVELY!!! :)))
I love the first shot!
One of my dreams is to visit Greece one day. When i`m turning 40i think.... ;)

My S

Anonymous said...

ok, now you talk. great great series of this jewel of the Aegean sea.excellent treatments.

kjpweb said...

Gorgeous shots. Wonderfully done.
Cheers, Klaus

Doug Taron said...

I love the light in this series of photos.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

I'd go in an instant--I love the white buildings--I can feel the heat of the sun!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous shots!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Hi T.R. This is a wonderful post! My husband's family is Greek and he has visited Greece, but I never have. I really want to go there someday, and Santorini is on my list. Your pictures are beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comment you left. Nice of you.

Stacey Olson said...

Wonderful place it looks so beautiful.. thanks for sharing..and great job getting these perfect photos with out people in them

Alan Scott said...

T.R., my sister and mother visited Greece on one of the cruises last May and loved every minute. They brought back some beautiful pictures of Santorini. Can't remember if it was one of their favorites, but I know they enjoyed it very much.

Neva said...

It does look like old Santa Fe....nice shots....
My S is here
And here

Anonymous said...

I wanna go there, I wanna go!!
Your first photo makes the church look like a wedding cake decoration, so soft and dreamy.
And nice real saddles on the donkeys in caravan.
All so lovely, your scenes.
Thank you!

Dragonstar said...

This is such a lovely post, and I'll forgive you for the fuzzy donkeys - they're beautiful anyway you look at them!

Lana Gramlich said...

Your lovely photos make me want to just sit up there, among the flowers, & sip wine. And I don't even LIKE wine!

SandyCarlson said...

Perfection. You leave me speechless!

Doug Taron said...

Hey TR, I've left one of those blog award thingies for you over at my blog.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Your photos shimmer like a dream. Thank you for waiting for the tourists to clear. Blurry donkeys don't bother me.

Suzi-k said...

i love these, fresh angles on a familiar scene. I adore that special shade of blue they use for the doors and domes. Would love to travel the Med one day. I grew up on the writings of Gerald Durrell and would love to see Crete too.

mercè said...

Great shots!
Wow you have really captured the atomsphere in these photos!!!

Kathie Brown said...

t.r. wondeful series of photos. It look like an amazing place, bright and colorful.


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