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It’s been almost a week now, that sky here at the islands started taking its seasonal dramatic colours: one continuous alternation of shades, in dialogue with the sea, that starts mid September and really takes off in October and November. During this period, the sky looks so impressive that almost beats the classic Autumn images […]

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Despite of the strong south wind, the moon emerging from the mountains of Naxos makes the evening walkers at Pisso Livadi stop at the drafty yard of Saint Nicholas church to stare at it; they stand still like animals in headlights, pleasantly surprised by the aromas of the old salted cedar trees and the freshness […]

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  I am beginning to write from a cool Athenian yard. One of those hidden suburban yards that is very old Athens –it has lemon trees, a big jasmine plant, iron benches, sleepy cats and way too many clay pots. But the most beautiful thing about this yard isn’t actually in it: it is the […]

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  • Peter Macken17/06/2016 - 2:02 pm

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In every small island dock, during magic hour, you can see a motorbike or bicycle and a couple of men fishing with rod. Magic hour fishermen don’t talk much: they stay focused on the water surface -that on these calm winter days- looks like a mirror, reflecting all pink and purple sky shades, as well […]

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Minute by minute, hour by hour, purple flakes of light find their way back into afternoon skies, stealing February dullness and giving away hints of more comfortable days to come. Of days filled with light and filled with time; time to waste listening to cicadas or magical island concerts, drinking beer and feeling happily insomniac. […]

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