Thursday, October 29, 2009

MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS

Dear Friends,

What follows is a collection of miscellaneous photographs taken in downtown Iraklion as well as in the little seaside village of Amoudara. Because I am making preparations to leave Crete, I don’t have time to place captions beneath the photographs, but as soon as I have returned to my home in Tennessee and recovered from “jet lag”, you can be assured that I will post captions beneath all of the photos. Thanks for your patience.

Your Friend and Fellow “Silent Warrior”,
Bob Armistead
NOTE: CLICK ON ANY PHOTO FOR A LARGER AND CLEARER IMAGE.












UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Market street as it looks today. Notice how the street is paved with either marble or granite slabs. In in 60's and 70's it was a dirt & gravel path.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: The Loggia on 25th of August Street in downtown Iraklion. Built in 1628-1630 by the Venetians.













UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Morosini Fountain (Lions Square) at night in downtown Iraklion.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: The Church of Saint Minas at night in downtown Iraklion.


















UPPER LEFT PHOTO: The village of Rogdia as seen at night across the bay from Amoudara.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Full moon over Amoudara.

















UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Full moon over Amoudara.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Full moon over Amoudara.













UPPER LEFT PHOTO: A red flower just outside my apartment on Naxou Street in Amoudara.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: A bed of flowers adjacent to the La Stella Apartments on Naxou Street in Amoudara.











UPPER LEFT PHOTO: A flower (unknown type) adjacent to the La Stella Apartments on Naxou Street in Amoudara.
uPPER RIGHT PHOTO: A flower (unknown type) adjacent to the La Stella Apartments on Naxou Street in Amoudara.











UPPER LEFT PHOTO: The west end of Popi's Taverna at the end of Naxou Street in Amoudara.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Popi's Taverna: The Crossroads of the World!!!












UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Popi Mavraki relaxes during a brief break in business at her little taverna at the end of Naxou Street.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Bob Armistead enjoys a cold Mythos Beer at Popi's Taverna just a few days before his departure back to the USA.










UPPER LEFT PHOTO: A rainbow over the Aegean Sea as seen from Popi's Taverna in Amoudara.
UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: A rainbow over the Aegean Sea as seen from Popi's Taverna in Amoudara.

3 comments:

MAC said...

Thanks again for a great job Bob.The photo of the church is where we were married on Xmas day 1966.See u next summer..Mac

Bob (Bobby) said...

Dear Mac,

You are more than welcome. Actually, it was my privilege to share my adventures once again with all who cared to read about them.

Your Friend and Fellow "Silent Warrior",

Bob

TRIPAS CHARALAMPOS said...

VERY NICE PHOTOS http://tripas-art-gallery.blogspot.com/