new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

volissos, cassiopeia, sunsets and aghia markella

it was a long and winding road driving towards volissos and aghia markella. the final stretch included a careful slalom amidst a herd of goats -- sloooowly lest one jump out last minute.

this place is ours

this place is ours

markella is a name that's very common on chios. the beach at aghia markella consists of one church, a tribute to the saint, and a tavern. being tired, we headed straight to the tavern and had a wonderful, wonderful seafood lunch.



the next thing to do, obviously, was have a nice nap on the beach under a shady tree. a bit later we got up for a dip in the water, a look at the sunset and the drive back home.







on the way back, we noticed that the castle at volissos was lit and i stopped by the side of the road to get a shot. this was handheld and focused on the castle, and i was surprised later to see the fairly blurry but still identifiable constellation of cassiopeia in the sky.

volissos, cassiopeia, sunsets and aghia markella

the way back was a bit of an adventure as we... ahem... got a bit lost...

i've added these to the flickr map. like'em? click'em!

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