Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Going Home

Pictures only - χωρίς λόγια

το τελος!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

And so it went on thus

Despite spending most of the holidays sitting around drinking  iced coffee and looking at our android devices, we did more stuff:-

We fed the beach dog
Famous for aubergines, we drive south to Leonidio Λεωνίδιο

By asking at the cafe, we managed to find a guide to show us one of the restored merchant's houses

Multi-level splendour from the 1800s

A typical courtyard, somwhere to keep the donkeys and servants

Wooden ceiling

The first floor salon
Our delightful guide

ceiling art

The potty

The potty exit
Our guide was a local lady who forewent her siesta to show us the house in extreme detail.

Byzantinic motif

Girl holding spear and aubergine with face painted on ?
 Following the house visit we were summoned to the local museum for a private viewing.  This is housed in a building that originally contained the first electric power station in Greece.

Local Tsakonian costumery

Local non Taskonian  dancing foolery....

The history of motorcycling in Leonidio
We drink a toast of local aubergine liquer (?) with our museum guides!

Miscellaneous goings on:

A recommended fish taverna at Aghios Andreas

A grass hopper

Worse than vodka, our friend Manolis serves home made tsiporo...

Manolis explains what the local mountain herbs are and what they do to one

I have always wondered where this road leads to...

goat track

table under tree miles from anywhere

At the end of a long track there once was a waterfall, now replaced by an information board
Visit to Athens

...and don't fall off

Impossible to get lost down town

We stay by the coast


Mounted Athenian cavalry cops - soon to be seen in London

We walk through the National Gardens

All the "news! at Syntagma square

So it's goodbye from me

Driving back to the village we see smoke - another forest fire

Canadair fire bomber to the rescue
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