Greece 1974, 1977, 1994, 2004, 2017.
Five trips to Athens and the islands, over a 43-year period. Most of the images are from a 2004 trip to Greece with Tim and are scanned from negatives taken with a Mamiya 645E medium format camera. No photos have survived from the 1977 trip to Athens and and Saronic Gulf, and only a few from 1974 and 1994. The quality of light in Greece is unique, and makes for lovely photos. The islands are especially nice, and their art and architecture are iconic. I love Mykonos and Santorini in the Cyclades, and spent an idyllic month with Annette and David on Corfu in the Ionian Islands in 1974, during law school. After Corfu, we traveled across the country to Sifnos, a sweet and perfect gem in the Cyclades, and stayed there another month. It looks like Mykonos before the crowds hit in the 70's and changed that place to a tourist trap. We rented a white cube in the habour for a month for $50. Annette cooked the food on an open hearth while I washed our clothes (what few we wore) by hand in well water and dried them on the roof. The photos of us there are like lost youth. Athens is a magical city crowned with the Acropolis and a famous archeological museum. I went back there after Bill died in 1994, and met a man in a tourist shop near the museum who had lost his wife to cancer. I have wandered through that ancient city for decades, and everytime a delight. The food is as good as the scenery, and Greek music ain't bad either. All in all, it's one of my favorite places in the world.Read More