One / 105 And a postcard from my past 10

When I was younger we always holidayed in the UK, or France and rarely, Austria. Then the interail days came, and I added a few more countries. When I started work properly after qualifying, my then partner suggested the Greek islands, and I thought ‘why not?’… I found it a marvellous experience, so much that was a bit different, and rich for photography with seemingly eternal sunshine, if not a tad hot at times! We, the mad English ones, would venture out in the noonday sunshine, whilst practically everyone else was having siestas in the cool indoors.

This image (one of my favourites from those adventures), I think, conjures up the searing heat, the slower pace of life, and, of course the different way of life… those poor donkeys

Now, this is a ‘One’ because there is a single human….the donkeys don’t count. My rules. But who knows, I might do some ‘One’s or ‘Two’s with animals one day….or then again, I might not…..

But what I will do is gather up a few more images from the Greek Islands, when I have got the old computer to behave and can scan some more transparencies… I have hundreds and hundreds from different places, and I suspect that job will never be completed.

Midday sun

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24 comments

  1. Breathtaking pic…
    Bravo!

  2. When I first visited Greece (and other very hot countries) I was amazed at the amount of clothing worn by the local people. Like the man in your shot, with his thick shirt, trousers, and heavy boots.
    That’s a very nice local atmosphere photo, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      D’you know, viewing this image today, I went right back to that moment! I recall running (in that heat!) to get the shot I wanted! I did similar in the Samaria Gorge…..more donkeys!

  3. Keep the old computer going!

  4. Lovely mood captured Sue!

  5. This is great – a postcard classic. Looking forward to seeing more.

  6. Such a lovely shot – postcard perfect.

  7. It takes so much to scan old negatives or slides, don’t it. But it’s fun to do in particular when the result is like this. I bet this is something hard to find these days, even in Greece. I really like the relaxed posture of the guy on the donkey.

    • Sue

      I think this is very much a way of life that will have died out…. I think the old guy was amused by this English woman running to get the best angle for the photo!

  8. Would love to visit Greece, that photo is very evocative of how I imagine Greece to be, though maybe it isn’t so much these days.

  9. Two for the price of one: a One AND a reminisce. You have certainly travelled, and maintained many fascinations over the years. I look forward to more Greek islands – and maybe Ones with animals.

  10. Amazing. This one could have been taken a hundred years ago.

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