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A Fortnight in Crete

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Mart61, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Hi guys

    Just back from a couple of weeks holiday on the beautiful island of Crete. Here's a few shots that may mean nothing to anyone but me. But hey, I thought I'd like to share them just the same... :biggrin:

    Approaching the island of Spinalonga (if you've read The Island by Victoria Hislop, you'll know about this place):
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    Knossos Palace:
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    Rethymno Bay:
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    Margarites Ceramic Workshop:
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    Hamalevri House:
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    Rethymno Lane:
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    Rethymno Fountain:
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    Hania Bay:
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  2. Gorgeous colors; something about the east Mediterranean isn't there?
     
  3. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks Rich :biggrin:

    As you say, the colours were lovely. I have PP'd my RAW shots a little, but really only to put back come of the colours that the RAW files lacked. I loved the place and really didn't want to come home. The whole pace of life makes me question why we do what we do, striving to better ourselves, working to get material possessions, enhance our careers etc.

    Even the kids and young men and women did not want to live in the cities. It was the village lifestyle for them, at least all those I spoke to.

    Ya know what? I think I'd swap everything I own to live that lifestyle...

    :biggrin:
     
  4. Nice nice photos

    Elliot
     
  5. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Great series, Martin! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. I love them!
    I was fortunate to spend some time there in 2003 - so I know you really enjoyed yourself....:smile:
     
  7. Very nice. A place we don't get to see often, if at all.
     
  8. Wonderful series. Thanks for sharing!

    Mike
     
  9. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    My pleasure and thanks for all your kind words.

    For those that would like to see a few more of shots of Crete, take a peek on my website here: http://martinspictures.zenfolio.com/p958787133

    These are just the few I've had chance to PP.

    :D 
     
  10. SteveM10

    SteveM10

    385
    Jun 5, 2009
    Parrish, FL
    Beautiful shots. Love the colors and the location.
     
  11. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Gorgeous!
     

  12. Inspirational! Loverly set of photos.
    I must get round to doing last years and this years Zante photos done. We are looking at crete in 2011 though if business keeps up may do it next year.
    I think as a first time visitor it will need two weeks? How much of the island did you see /tour?
    Totally agree with you about the Greek way of life, I rekon if i "retire" (will always be taking photos!) to Greece i would live 10 years longer! Its a fantastic country + islands
     
  13. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks Simon.

    As far as a duration is concerned, let me put it this way; I was there two weeks, drove 1000 miles and only saw a fraction of the island. Never made it to the south coast which, by all accounts, is more beautiful than the north coast.
     
  14. Nice series, Martin. Looks like a beautiful place.
     
  15. ArtScott

    ArtScott

    Jul 11, 2009
    WICHITA, KS
    Very nice photos.....looks like such a laid bak life style......fishing almost everyday.......as long as I could keep up on my cam gear....for documentary purposes of course :-}}
     
  16. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

    999
    Nov 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    Lovely pictures!

    Yes, I've been there a few times and I would be glad to live there when I stop working. The whole atmosphere has 'something'. Really very nice.

    And if you have the change to return, go to the south side. It's indeed very beautiful, different as the north side.
     
  17. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Beautiful Martin...The lighting at Rethymno Lane is just beautiful.
     
  18. Beautiful Pictures! I love the first one.
     
  19. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks again for your kind words guys.
     
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