How promising a new vista opening up: for years now I've wanted to visit the island of Aegina--one of the largest Aegean islands near to Athens, and this April thanks to my wonderful cousin Eleni Kornaraki, I was able to do so!
When I was perhaps 12 years old, the far too short lived "Greek Heritage" magazine featured the sculptures that came from the amazing temple of Aphaia on Aegina. I have wanted to see these ever since (well over a half century of waiting)...and it may have been raining lightly but I got to the temple. Now to get to Munich's Glyptotek!
Among Greeks, Aegina is best known as the site of Agios Nektarios home--one of the most recent saints in the Orthodox religion. Of course, one has to visit if one comes. Quite imposing church...
I enjoyed the sparrows, one poking out of every pipe in the parking lot wall.
This sedum is in Plant Select: how gratifying to find something I have grown in the garden in the wild...
Sailing back to Athens on the ferry, what fun to catch a gull as it soared past in the near sunset light. The trip has been going rather like this...