So the dirty deed is done. After much sulking and feet stamping I have been given in to! Tickets booked for Crete. You know how we are, ask and if you don't get sulk! Well, it wasn't quite like that but am booked for about 4 weeks time. Just enough time to sort the cameras and films out and plan what to shoot and where to go. But then perhaps not...I am a little more organic than that and tend to go with my mood and emotions with a tad of planning. A few return visits to old haunts that need a few more taken and the rest...well wherever the Cretan wind blows me. MMmmmm, it was this time last year that I ended up in a water filled ditch I seem to remember. Well the sun seems to have shone today. If not for me then on me. More detail to follow when I have it.
Don't forget to pop over to the annual Photomedia Center Holga show. I have two images up for grabs which are The Bride Of Christ and The Shape Of Things To Come. Be sure to also check out all the other great photos that are on offer there.
Another from Crete and the mountain village of Μεταξοχώρι (Metaxochori) way out at the end of nowhere. I can't imagine that they see tourists at all. An interesting place in that most of the houses are unoccupied due to damage...incredible damage to the walls and foundations to the point where they appeared to be slipping down the mountain. My immediate reaction was that at some stage there had been an earthquake...even if a small one but enough to dislodge the houses. I later found out that the village is built on a fault and is gradually slipping down the hill. Sad but I guess nature always has it's way in the end. This small house was situated right at the top of the village where at least some attempt had been made to hold back nature. Well, I say attempt, basically a bloody lot of cement seems to have been poured everywhere in the hope it would stop the mountain slipping away. Perhaps not! Fancy a wander around the area? Yeah of course you do! Here's an aerial view.