Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together. … Continue reading Serene
I was able to take out a few days (and also enjoy some superficial delights through indulgence in cocktails and food) on a couple of islands set in the idyllic Saronic Gulf in Greece. Travelling to the Islands It is fascinating that vehicles (other than waste lorries) are not allowed on Hydra, so the only … Continue reading Superficial Delights: Chilling in the Sun
In warm climates the window openings allow movement of light and air in both directions and you feel at one with your wider environment. On our first evening in Hydra, I decided to wear a crisp, all-white cotton outfit, my favourite combination in the heat, and by chance, so did my companion. We walked leisurely, … Continue reading Windows, for the soul
via Photo Challenge: Corner Last year I received an exciting invitation to the wedding of a friend I had met in Greece, several years earlier. I had seen her every year since then, at the end of each summer, when we visited a favourite spot amongst the Dodecanese Islands. She spoke Spanish, Greek … Continue reading A magical corner of the world
via Daily Prompt: Visceral Visceral seems to be the word of the moment. It is freely used to describe any experience, for example a good film or a piece of music, that had an impact and the speaker often puts a fist to their solar plexus for emphasis. I had a truly visceral experience at … Continue reading Hold on to your viscera!