Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day after Samaria

Next day after Samaria remember:
it's not the age, it's the mileage....
.
Had a kind of lazy day,
just walked in the town,
sat in cafes,
visited a couple of museums
.

This will happen when starting digging the ground
.
Nice small entrance
.
Would be a challenging interor project,
some outside renovation as well
.
Visited a small museum of
the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance 1941-1945
- would have been more interesting if
the documents and explanations
had been translated from Greek
.
After that visited
the Historical Museum of Crete

Reconstruction of a Venetian wall fountain
.
A part of an interior of a typical old Cretan house
.
Reconstruction of a room of Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis
with the original furniture
- by the way, bought "Zorba the Greek"
.

These are the 2 paintings by El Greco
which were the only ones retained in Crete
The larger one:
View of Mt. Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine
1570-1572
The smaller one:
The Baptism of Christ1567/8-1570
.
Spanish people gave a nickname
El Greco
to Cretan painter Domenicus Theotocopoulos
.
After the museum tour
had a relaxing moment at Mare Cafe by the sea
- place for the bold & beautiful in Heraklion
.
Went for a lunch to Terzaki.
Nice small street with tavernas
.



The delicious chocolate cake and raki were on the house
.
Ouzeri tou Terzaki
L. Marinelli 17

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