Livissi

Kayaköy, Turkey, April 2003:  My first visit to the abandoned Greek village of Livissi in South-West Turkey. A previous post on this location can be found here.  Livissi/Kayaköy, is a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey. In ancient times it was a city of Lycia. Later, Anatolian Greeks lived here until approximately 1922. The ghost […]

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Knossos

Crete, Greece, April 2003: In Greek mythology, King Minos dwelled in a palace at Knossos where he had a labyrinth constructed in order to retain his son, the Minotaur. Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and considered Europe’s oldest city- the centre of the Minoan civilisation that flourished from approximately the […]

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Metéora

Meteora, Greece, April 2003: Metéora, literally translates from Greek as “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” – it’s obvious as to why…  It is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. This was my first visit to this beautiful and surreal […]

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The Lost City

Olympos, Turkey, April 2003: While the US and allies were invading Iraq in April 2003, I was making my own sort of invasion route to neighbouring Turkey for the first time. It was a rather circuitous route, island hopping from Athens down to Crete- a long and very rough boat ride east to Rhodes- and […]

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Station

Dublin, Ireland, 2003:  Commuters awaiting a train at Pearse St station in Dublin. This is one of the many reasons I love the Olympus XA2-  being able to take sneaky shots in difficult light, yet still get well exposed & sharp images. This is straight off the scan- no edits…   Olympus XA2/Kodak Tri-X

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Duo

Central Anatolia, Turkey, 2003:  A grab shot of a couple of local lads along the roadside- somewhere near Cappadocia…  Canon EOS A2e/Sigma 28-105mm/Kodak Tri-X

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Mogwai

Dublin, Ireland, 2003:  Grabbed a few shots of Scottish post-rock icons Mogwai at the Olympia theatre in Dublin.  They were promoting their new album “Happy Songs for Happy People”,  a rather ironic subdued affair.  It was a very intense/loud/exellent gig, and just when they were about to start their finale I was confronted by security… […]

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