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Blue Bollards with a Twist of Mooring Rope

While on a short ferryboat ride to the Island of Elafonisos, Greece I captured this image of mooring rope artfully twisted around two rusted blue bollards. I loved how the white paint on the body of the boat made a perfect backdrop for the textured rope and monochromatic blues of the sea, sky, and boat.…

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Doors of Napoli di Romania

Nafplio, Greece, once known as Napoli di Romania during the Late Middle Ages, maintains a traditional architectural style with many richly colored buildings and houses, partly influenced by the Venetians. The warm autumnal and jewel-toned colors of the town create a warm, welcoming vibe.

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Old Secrets Guarded by a Locked Door

This weathered gray door in Nafplio, Greece looks a bit mysterious set in a mottled, crumbling stone structure. I wonder what old secrets are guarded by the locked door. Despite the decay of the building, life goes on around it, with bougainvillea and greenery growing out of the dust on the stucco walls.

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Mediterranean Blues

This lovely Mediterranean-style home sits at the top of town in Nafplio, Greece. I found the azure blue doors and shutters striking against the white-washed stucco siding. The weathered terracotta roof tiles are the “icing on the cake.”   Inspiration: Thursday Doors.

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Time-Worn Doors of Monemvasia

Last week, we had a post from Debi @ An Evolving Life on lovely doors in the old medieval town of Monemvasia in Laconia, Greece. Debi’s selection of doors nicely complimented an earlier post of mine showcasing Old World Doors in the lower town of the fortress. Debi shares an informative summary of the history…

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Street Art in Athens

From stunning murals to personalized tags, prolific street artists in Athens, Greece have covered nearly every surface with paint. Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psiri, and you will find many businesses and abandoned homes covered in graffiti. It’s surreal to see once beautiful, traditional homes plastered with tags. From the looks of the places in…

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Old World Doors of Monemvasia

Upscale yet down to earth, Monemvasia offers visitors old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Step through the front and only entrance to the medieval fortress and find cobbled lanes, old stone buildings, and breathtaking views of the Myrtoan Sea. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of narrow paths carved into…

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Maui

To awaken in a tropical paradise is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. I am not the same having seen the sun rise and set on the lush green tropical landscape and restless ocean waters of Maui. Spoiled by its beauty, I left wanting more.  

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Spanish Style Gardens & Doors

Do you have a special local spot you gravitate towards when you need an escape from the bustle of daily life? For me, it’s the Spanish-influenced gardens and artisan shops at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Every season brings different blooms and lush green vegetation thanks to our mild California climate.

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Behind the Green Door

The only visible signs of life inside this house in Nafplio, Greece are vines of greenery in search of sunlight through empty transom window panes and the green door left ajar. What else lies hidden behind the crumbling facade, weathered paint, and rusted windows of this once vibrant home? Happy memories of a good life…

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Axes & Red Doors

No matter how often I visit Connecticut to see family and friends, I always find time to visit Collinsville for lunch at LaSalle’s Market & Deli and a stroll around the historic Collins Axe Company. The vibrant, red-hued buildings of the former Axe Factory house an antique shop, a variety of artisans, and other small,…

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Cats & Doors

Ah, Monemvasia, one of my many favorite places in Peloponnese, Greece. This medieval fortress is cat-friendly and home to a small community of docile cats. As I strolled the narrow, cobblestoned lanes, I came across a variety of cats lounging near doors. What I found amazing was their indifference to my presence making it easy for…

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