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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Parthenone

Iraklion, Crete, Greece, 2003: I should have been shooting ancient ruins rather than this derelict quay side cafe…  Heraklion’s ancient and modern history blended together, making every turn you made an interesting one…  Canon EOS A2E/28-105

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3bells

Santorini/Thira, Hellas/Greece, 2003: A scan straight off the neg… Santorini, on the way to Crete and Turkey-  no edits…   To. Dominic Bell,  RIP Christchurch  Feb 22nd 2011…     Canon EOS 100/Sigma 28-105

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Z

Iraklion,  Crete, Greece, 2003: A later edition to Heraklion’s 1000+ year harbour wall …..             Canon EOS A2E (EOS-5) / Sigma 28-105 / Fuji Superia 400

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Thera chapel

Santorini, Greece, 2003: Santorini (also known as Thera or Thira) has many picturesque small chapels, usually shot in fine-grained vivid colour.   Taking a different approach, I shot this in classic Kodak Tri X grainy black & white…     Canon EOS A2E (EOS-5)/ Sigma 28-105 / Kodak Tri-X

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Kurve

Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2003: Heraklion, (or Iraklion) is the capital of Crete and the fourth largest city in Greece. The city has had many rulers and been known by many names. For centuries under Venetian rule it was called Candia.  The Ottomans who famously besieged it for 24 years (the longest siege in history) called […]

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