Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Crete

Chania is Crete's prettiest town, with colourful old Venetian buildings set around a sheltered harbour that is guarded by fortifications. As well as Venetian ramparts and churches, a handful of old Islamic buildings serve as reminders of the 250 year Ottoman rule.
I was really impressed that so many of you guessed the island correctly. You certainly know your Greek Legends and Minoan pottery. 
The order in which the correct answer arrived are:-
1. Barbara
2. Jim
3. Patricia 
4. Ella
5. William
6. Janey
7. Susan
Congratulations and very well done to you all.

29 comments:

  1. Gee, I really got the pottery wrong! Congratulations to those who got it right. Bravo!

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    1. I must admit that I was impressed that so many answered correctly.

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  2. Hello Rosemary, Your trip sounds like a wonderful one--all that art, architecture and good weather! I used to study antiquities, so I should probably have disqualified myself.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - not at all I was very happy for you to enter.
      If you haven't visited Crete, then I hope you will enjoy some of the wonderful architecture, art and pots from antiquity that we saw and much admired whilst we were there.

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  3. It looks absolutely divine there in Crete. That blue sea and sky, the sunshine, I can almost feel the warmth coming off the photos! I didn't get the pottery right, I thought middle eastern with the palms etc. The windmill I though was Mediterranean and I thought maybe Cyprus. Have a wonderful time. Best, Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane - we are, however, no longer in Crete, but are back at home. I never blog whilst I am away.

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  4. Hello Rosemary,
    I did not read your text very carefully, for the first time, then I realized it was not Spain
    ... but when I read "a deep cavern where a baby was said to be born in great secrecy ...... I knew it was Zeus! :)
    Your trip was very nice!

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    1. Well done Ella, and thanks for entering.

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  5. Well, I missed that one by a country mile, d'oh! I'm excited to see your photos though because we are going to Crete in October 2020 on a Goddess tour of Knossos etc. Looking forward to it so much!

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    1. You will love visiting ancient Knossos Debra.

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  6. What a gorgeous place to visit.
    I don't feel too bad about my guess, given Cypress is a next door neighbor. ;-) Congratulations to all those who guessed Crete. Well done!

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    1. It was just a bit of fun Catherine, but many did much better than I expected. As you mention you were in the right area.

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  7. Thank you! Love the last picture (in the round). I guess it is a private home?

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    1. It is actually the home of some Monks Janey and part of a monastery complex that we visited.

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  8. Looks so lovely. At this time of year I'm wishing I could head back to the islands, any islands really, just to feel dry and warm for a little while! Glad so many recognized Crete - it's one I too have yet to visit.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. It is feeling decidedly chilly here too Mary, wish I could have packed some lovely warm Crete sunshine in my suitcase.
      I was very impressed with my followers for being able to come up with the right answer. I felt that I didn't give them a lot of information to work out which island it was.
      Take care Mary💚

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  9. Beautiful pictures of Crete. I've been there with my family in 2008.

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  10. Spouse and I went on a slow cruise around the Mediterranean, spending only one day on each main island. It was a sublime way to travel, but Crete needed more than the 8 hours we were given.

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    1. Unfortunately, if you want to do justice to all of the sites from antiquity, then at least a week is required.

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  11. Sitting here with the rain battering down and yet another winter storm that does indeed look like a pretty wise location :)

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    1. I know what you mean Bob - wish I could have packed some of that sunshine in my suitcase and bring it home.

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  12. All that sunshine and blue sky is beautiful, and lovely to see from my chair where I'm looking at a rather grey day.

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    1. Take me back to that lovely warm sun again Lorrie - I miss it already.

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  13. Dearest Rosemary,
    It is only through history, and above all, the love of it, that we fully can enjoy our travels!
    Understanding the historical links makes things so valuable...
    It looks indeed like a Venetian cousin.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Crete was a lovely island to visit - every day reveal new and exciting things for us to learn and understand about.

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