Thursday, May 31, 2007

Some Hania Photos

Got a few photos ready to share.
We were staying on the outskirts of the village of Stavros - where apparently part of "Zorba the Greeek" was filmed! Not that there's much there - a little beach, a few villas and a couple of tavernas - we didn't even se anywhere you could buy a postcard! A real "away from it all" sort of place - perfect.
We went into the main town of Hania a few times - it's a lovely place, with harbours and old and new bits of town. The first photo was taken from above the town, the second from the harbour.

You can walk right along the harbour wall, there's a taverna at the end, should you need refreshment, and just past that are the usual bits of tatty old junk which somehow takes on a picturesque quality that you only get in places like Greece - in most places it would just be a tatty eyesore!
Among the piles of old wood, rusting metal chains and sun-bleached rope was this fab old rowing boat.
I absolutely adore wandering around the narrow streets of old Greek villages and towns. I love the doors, the arches, the balconies, the alleyways and the wonderful colours. I love that any available container will be used to house oleander, bougainvillea and all sorts of other fabulously coloured plants. I might have gone a little photo-crazy here, so I've made the next photos nice and small but you can click on them for the bigger versions if you want to.











We sat on the harbour and watched the sun go down. Hubby usually ends up lying on the ground, with camera set up on the mini tripod at this point, trying to get the perfectly timed shot. I'm getting used to the odd stares he gets . I can't be bothered with all that nonsense so I took my evening shot while there was still enough light left to hold the camera still myself. I rather like the warm glow on the buildings and the reflections on the sea.And finally - at least for now - this is another evening shot, taken back at our little villa, looking out over the pool and the sea.

22 comments:

Hazel said...

Great pictures, Kathy! Glad you had a good time - sounds perfect. It brought back a few memories for me - went to Crete years and years ago (probably about 1977 or thereabouts) - remember Hania - I wonder how much or little it's changed.

Paula said...

I wanna go to Greeeeeece. Haven't been now for 12 months and am getting withdrawal sypmtommmmmms.

Great pics though :-)

Littleone's Scrapbook Journal said...

Beautiful pics, i love the one of the old boat.

Eminepala said...

Amazing pics Kathy... Thank you so much for your comment on my blog ;)

xoxo
Emine

Sue said...

LOOKS PERFECT xxx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous photos Kathy, glad you had a good time.

Rosie said...

Awww Kathy - What fab photos, looks a lovely place.

Lynne.x said...

Oh Kathy it looks lovely. The photo's are great - I wanna go there too.

Janine said...

oh Kathy it looks devine, love the photos. So jealous of your break away.

Mel Goodsell said...

oh WOW WOW wow!! These photos are stunning, what a totally beautiful place,
Melx
(Tasmania, Australia)

Paula said...

So pleased you had such a fab time.
Love the photos, endless scrapping fun from a scrappers point of view!
I can just see dark blues & deep blood orange on pages!

Sam Morris said...

WOW what fabulous photos!! So evocative!

Gillian Hamilton said...

oooohhhh.... Kathy these are Breathtaking photo's... just gorgeous!

Jayrewcraft said...

Lovely pictures Kathy - looks a gorgeous place.

I stopped by to say a BIG thank you for the lovely card and goodies you sent as part of my prize for the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Really chuffed!
Jayne xx

maggieb said...

Glad you had a fab time Kathy never been to greese myself but the photo's are just beautiful.Looks lovley

Jackie said...

Your piccies are fab........almost makes me feel 'homesick'!!

janice h said...

Lush photos...........lurve Greece

We've been to a beautiful part of Corfu for last 2 years, we're still getting our heads round not going this year

Di said...

Fantastic photos Kathy, the colours are just gorgeous

Tammy said...

Beautiful pictures... just beautiful...

Jo said...

Wow, those photo's look fantastic, it looks like such a lovely place, so glad you had a fabby holiday :)

jo xx

Rainowgirl said...

Kathy - your photos are brilliant. The last one reminds me of the film 'Shirley Valentine'. Hope you weren't talking to the wall before you went (you'd need to have seen the film to understand that comment!).

I notice you have an obsession with doors. So do I. My hubby thinks I am mad. I've got a photo of a police station door in Germany and it is covered in flowers. I'll try to find it and blog it.

You obviously had a marvellous time.

Di

Eleni said...

Beautiful photos!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my country! :D