At the beginning of this month, September, I holidayed in Greece. I revisited places I already thought I knew well, yet this time was able to see them in a different light. I stayed in two towers. The first, the Tower Suite at the Villa Andreas, Rhodes Old Town, afforded me a a sea-captain's eye … Continue reading A Place Apart
19:00 on 05-09-2017. The blue light at dusk, as seen through the windows of the Auberge de France, overlooking Ippoton (Rue des Chevaliers or Street of the Knights), Rhodes Old Town, Greece.
20:05 03-09-2017 Tholos restaurant, Symi, Greece. Waiting for good friends to join me for dinner. A glass of wine and the evening traffic keep me entertained. I've written about this restaurant before. Here and there, and elsewhere, my favourite, anywhere.
01-09-2017. The Old Town, Rhodes, with the sun rising over Turkey. Photograph taken from the Tower Suite, Villa Andreas.
Late summer sees the watermelon vendor set up his stall a short walk out of the Amboise Gate, Rhodes Old Town, Greece. He, and his watermelons, come from the village of Apolakkia, about 80 kilometers to the south.
It's no secret that, for some years, Akakies has been The Pink for me - still or sparkling, my favourite Greek rose wine. But this year, at the urging of the same people who got me hooked on that Kyr-Yiannis staple, I tried La Tour Melas Idylle. Produced in Achinos, between Athens and Thessaloniki, on … Continue reading The Bastion
04-09-2017. Nimborio, Symi, Greece. A new day starts with sunrise over Turkey. Photograph taken from the Jasmine room, Emporio Hotel