Tuesday, May 03, 2005

travels in Epirus

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Ioannina: Town of Silver Art Creators (The art of collage is also practiceable.)

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Metsovo: Orange tile roofs, gray slate streets.

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Traditional dance moves. (That’s how they do it in Metsovo.)

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Lake Pigon Aoou: The line between natural and artificial is ill-defined at best. Distance is one artificial buffer.

You can travel great distances in Greece, gathering experiences of different kinds. There are islands and mountains, cities, dangerous curves and a twisty stomach. Blues and greens are soothing, deep, but the rocks are barren and brown. There is snow on a distant peak; there are cats and cars on steep cobbled streets. You'll rub your feet til they are raw; you'll feel every step, take nothing for granted. Beauty feels good because it hurts, not because it takes the hurt away. A bee hovers by the glass, insists.

photos by sissoula


Blogger ιονκ said...

I love your image from Ioannina. Building confronts mountain; architecture claims its share of time.

2:57 am EEST  
Blogger sissoula said...

And your interpretation adds yet another layer, which is exactly what I like(d) about the picture. I'm not much of a photographer, but I really like ridges beyond ridges, overlaps, contrasts both slight and substantial, strata. Tiers? I can't really find the word. That's what I meant by collage, anyway. Found objects, composed.

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