This next stop in my photography series takes us to Mykonos, tourist destination extraordinaire, and prized cosmopolitan member of the Cyclades, a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea (one of which is Ios, the supposed locale of Homer's gravesite).
Mykonos was just an eye-candy break for us as we were making our way through some of the ancient apostolic routes recorded in the New Testament. It made for some fun picture-taking, though. One memory I have of the place is blowing kisses to an elderly babushka standing on her balcony draped in black; she raised her face toward the sun and held her hands over her heart in response.
Logistically, nothing's new here—all shots were taken on a Canon AE-1 with E100VS (slide film). Click on an image to get a closer look.
|Here's a fairly typical Mykonos house, complete with |
its whitewashed exterior and popping trim
|Similar to that Lake Lucerne tilt-shift photo, this view from the south side |
of the bay in Chora met us as we made our way (slowly) back to the ship.
|On some backstreet somewhere, we experienced a car sighting.|
|Even the sun attends Vespers over here.|
|And last, but not least, the famous windmills of Mykonos. They go back a |
few hundred years and were used primarily for the crushing of
soon-to-be-exported agricultural yields (mostly wheat).