Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday bliss (around Crete)


These are some photos I took yesterday while visiting an old, dilapidated village in the heart of the cretan mountains. The weather was just perfect to create a whimsical atmosphere, with thick white clouds and a bright sun to highlight the abandoned stone houses. There is a certain appeal in this old  scenery, and in addition to the lifeless, empty of people streets, it almost reminds me of thriller movies scenes. I really wish such places to be renovated and restored; there is so much potential to it, if only money weren't an issue. 




P.s. More cretan landscapes here.



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Images by Eleni for My Paradissi.

18 comments:

  1. Πανεμορφη η Κρητικη φυση !! και ομορφα σημαδια γεματα με γλυκια νοσταλγια !!

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    1. Αχ ναι! Είναι ένα μαγευτικό μέρος. Είναι κοντά στα Ανώγεια. Πρέπει να πας οπωςδήποτε!

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  2. I adore your work! Your pics are fascinating - they make everything look so gorgeous...I love the whites..the skies...the living quarters...all of it! darlin', you are so talented! We all appreciate your skill and viewpoint...

    Must confess I envy where you live - and the way you present it! I too love whites and simplicity...you do it so well! Kudos and keep up the wonderful work! I start each day with 'my paradissi'....it's such a lovely way to begin my morning! Thank you for sharing - we are indeed lucky...

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    1. Oh, how nice of you to say these things Sara! I'm so flattered ^_^
      It is a great deal for a blogger, for every person actually, to know that people are fond of their work.
      Thank you very much!!! xoxo

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  3. this is so gorgeous it pretty much made my mouth water. time for a vacay!
    kw ladies in navy

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    1. Thanks kw! Time to book a flight indeed ;) The weather here is so warm and spring like! xoxo

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  4. Beautiful shots, Eleni! Oh I so need some sunshine, here it was snowing again (I am tired of winter by now...). Filakia, Igor

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    1. You should come here for a few days Igor, just to catch some rays! Einai sxedon anoiksi edw! xoxo

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  5. Eleni, opos panta latrepsa tin matia sou....oi fotografies me ta sinefa einai to kati allo.Kai ta spitia, opos sou eipa tin alli fora, moizei i fotografiki sou matia me tin diki mou....
    Kai aresei poli stous followers sou, exeis panta ta pio polla sxolia otan bazeis kati diko sou. Eisai poli kali!
    Ele sto Rethymno na sou dikso orees gonies kai meri!
    Filia, Vanda

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    1. Thanks Vanda!
      Το λατρευω το Ρεθυμνάκι μας, ειναι γεμάτο παραδοσιακές ομορφιές!!!
      Φιλάκια

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  6. Ελένη, σε παρακολουθώ πάντα με μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον. Ζηλεύω την ματιά και την αισθητική σου. Να'σαι καλά και να μας ταξιδεύεις! ... Φιλιά, Στέλλα

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    1. Ευχαριστώ Στέλλα =)
      Να σαι καλά για τα ομορφα σου λόγια!

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  7. My dream is to live on Crete in an old small house. Now counting down the time to leave- for six weeks I will be on my beloved island. I'll be there only a week but I am very pleased!
    Best regards:)

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    1. I wish you can make your dream come true one day! There are so many old houses one can renovate here. I'd really love to do that myself too..
      Maybe one day.
      Enjoy your time here, 6 weeks will fly away don't worry!

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  8. Your photos are beautiful!

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  9. Generally speaking, curators or bloggers that present others' work are great when they choose the best artists and the best works out there. But if it happens to present their own work in the same category, there is a chance it might be not that good. In your case Eleni, if you blend your work (either photography or interiors) into your usual post, no one would spot the difference. You are at the same level (visually speaking, because you might be even better if we judge quality) with the ones you admire and share with us. I will keep on encouraging you to post more of your work more often.
    Now, according the abandoned houses, it is a matter that speaks to my heart. My dream job is peeking up houses for people tor renovate. I have an eagle's eye to spot a perfect looking tiny old house in the high slope of a mountain and create a magic possible life out of it. I wish people who can afford it would choose to renovate rather than build. It would keep tradition alive and save us from possible ugliness. Living in a city where old buildings are smashed down and disappear in a single night to let high buildings take their place, I always feel like crying to the phenomenon.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing and great job, like always.
    May you have a nice week :)
    xoxo

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    1. Lisa thank you so much for your words! Really, thank you so so much!!!
      I still feel a bit shy showing off my personal work as there is so much beauty in the net I can't even compete. Your comment means a lot to me!
      I hope you make your dream come true one day, for your sake and our sake as well. Such places and buildings need to be treated with kindness and respect.
      xoxo

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