Symi Geometry

A staircase to no where ?  

Elefterios Church in Chorio is having a much needed facelift.

A Carnival Event advertised on a Chorio lamp post.
Note the fire hydrant, one of the benefits of the 'continuous' water supply that was implemented a few years ago.

The whole of Greece ground to a standstill yesterday as a violent southerly Force 9 storm passed over the country. Flights and ferries were disrupted and visibility dropped to only a few metres in the thick cloud of Saharan sand. According to one of my sources a small canine visitor was literally blown off his feet in Harani yesterday.

Today is almost as murky as yesterday was but at least the wind has dropped for a while.  Temperatures have fallen slightly and it will probably only be 9 degrees on Symi tonight. Red rain is forecast for today and Saturday and it is dripping slightly now.  Further strong winds are expected on Sunday and it is likely to be quite breezy for the Clean Monday holiday.

Have a good weekend.  I will be back on Tuesday.


PS Happy birthday to Toby who is celebrating tomorrow here in Symi.  His actual birthday will be celebrated on a lovely romantic holiday with his partner.

Looking down the Kali Strata from the Olive Tree cafe, Chorio.
That is the Symi Dream shop with the patch of blue on the left.
The Hotel Fiona is up to the right.
The Kali Strata continues down to the left at the central lamp post at the bottom of the steps shown in this view.

Profit Ilias, glowing mysteriously white in haze.

The Milos area of Chorio, overlooking the Pedi Valley.
The terracotta coloured building is part of the Taxiarchis Hotel.

The landmark oak in Lieni is covered in spring leaves and hay-fever inducing tassles.

Have you ever tried photographing a bouncy hyper-active kid?
Mother and child browsing daisies on a rocky outcrop in Chorio.

John Habgood  – (Friday, March 15, 2013)  

The lamp post with the fire hydrant - is that the one that used to be completely covered in beer bottle tops?

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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