Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Holiday in Greece - Metsovo - Day one

Lonely Mountains of Pindos.
My first day starts with the sun rising in Metsovo, high above at an
altitude of 1.160m.

Amphitheatrically built between Grevena, Ioannina and Trikala,
Metsovo is one of the most mysterious cities of Greece, where the
locals speak Vlach, a language akin to Romanian.
The strong light comes out in a flash after clouds as if the gods are
shooting with arrows overhead …..almost blinding me.
But after an hour the sky is empty, blue, lighted by the sun ...

View from my room.

The town square of Metsovo.
Elderly people sit in front , all wearing jackets, flicking their rosary beads.
Close to them, high above in the lonely mountains, lonely shepherds
are watching the time passing by.

About the photos, these aren’t my greatest photographic achievements, but these are the better shots of what I’ve created so far using my Canon G9 &G11 PowerShot  travel Photo Camera.
That's all.


Joop Zand said...

Welcom back wind, i hope you had a great time in greece.

These pictures are again excellent, thanks for sharing them with us.

Regards, joop

dmd. said...

Bine ai revenit.Foarte clare,luminoase si frumoase poze.Felicitari...

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Welcome back Wind. Well taken photographs, good variety showing great composition, mixture of life, architecture and some informative text.......
I've missed your work, J

Lyrics of Love and Lore said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for your effort and ability to take me far and away into what looks like a fairy-tale to me.
Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

daily athens

Rizalenio said...

All the photos here are wonderful. I felt like I was part of this trip looking at these amazing views.

joanny said...

Wonderful you are back, I will come back later to look them over again.

You have many beautiful photographs and it will take me time to carefully look at them for each photograph tells a story, they are layered with texture, and steeped in ancient times.


Love your room and view from it and the outdoor bathtub.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

prin minunate locuri ai umblat :) am rude pe acolo...si eu vb limba lor...frumos..multam..m-au rascolit imaginile

victoria eugenia said...

Tus fotografías son maravillosas. Te felicito. Saludos. Victoria.

ANRAFERA said...

Excelentes fotografías de un delicioso lugar. Gracias por acercarnolos. Saludos

se-cret said...

Bun venit,e tolba plină văd,cu superbe imagini.Sper că te-ai și odihnit.Odihnă activă se vede!!!

cypy said...

excelente fotografii.

cypy said...

te invit sa ne amuzam cat nu se impoziteaza
-Ne amuzam ca nu-i impozabil!

richard said...

Mmm, schimb de experienta cu alti ortodocsi? Fotografiile sint excelente, dar nu asta cred ca vroiam sa spun :).

Dumitru ( micky65 ) said...

Bine ai revenit Wind! Abia asteptam sa te intorci...cu imagini atat de frumoase.Multumesc !
O seara minunata!

T. Becque said...

This looks like a charming village and a great spot to unwind and photograph! Your photos are lovely.

Alberto Oliver said...

Welcome back Wind. Great pics,,but sorry to hear that you only had a few days of sunny weather,,well, life is like that. Anyway i hope you had enjoyed your hollidays,,i think you did after watching to all those lovely and charming places.

Keep well and regards,,=)

webber said...

i went in holliday to corfu, and i see the name of the town when i cruised the highway heading to Igoumenitsa, but i did not know that the town is so beautiful.

Richard Klekociuk said...

Great photos Daliana, welcome back!
Did you get a sun tan?
Greetings from Australia!

George Ailenei said...

frumoase locuri, iar fotografiile sunt pe masura. foarte reusite, bravo.
cred ca a fost o vacanta pe cinste!?
toate cele bune, george

robert said...

Bine ai revenit! ... modesta ca intotdeauna. Fotografiile tale insa nu exprima acelasi lucru ;)

Bitch said...

you are bringing very much out the
atmosphere from this place Metsovo!
Great you from Athens..

Wind said...

Well, thank you very much. I am glad you like this little town.
You can find more information here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metsovo. Anyway, I will try to post more photos on Rainbow forum.

Multumesc mult dragilor! Intr-adevar merita vazut orasul!

@Robert, chiar sunt fotografii informative...le-am facut in fuga...orasul si lumina lui fantastica face totul.

Wind said...

I expect a lot of sun in this holiday...but no chance! Rain, wind, cold water...so almost no tanning and only few subaquatic photos!
So, 1 night in Metsovo, 5 nights in Paleokastritsa (Corfu), one night in Meteora....after that, quickly to Thasos, where I have some friends. I spend 5 days in Photos (Thasos) for diving.
That's all.

the elder said...

Chiar mi-a placut in Metsovo. Gandeste-te cum ar fi fost ca printre poze s-o fi avut si pe cea cu Hugh Laurie [Dr. House], gonind in masina cu numar grecesc. Ahhh ce l-am pierdut. :)

Love the photos:D

karina said...


Ai si muzica:))

Gabriela Pana said...

Bine ai revenit ! Din ce vad reiese ca ai avut o vacanta frumoasa.
Multumim de suveniruri( fotografii)sunt foarte frumoase si alese cu grija...felicitari si speram ca ai tolba plina...suntem nerabdatori sa vedem pe unde ai umblat...o zi cu spor!

Joanna Durczok said...

These are very beautiful photos of fabulous places in Greece. I like them, especially the mountains landscapes. Great, great, great:)

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Just found the lamp that were talking about. We share the same interest in subjects although mine is messy in comparison. My blog is littered with lamps although not like this and I have a friend who thinks I am obsessed with lamps, windows and doors ... and says that a day out with me and my camera is not complete without one ..... if I get all three in a day... do I win ?