>> Friday, March 21, 2014 – 25 March Independence Day, life on Symi in March, spring weather, Weather in March
|A cheerful display.|
|The roof of the stadium is being paved, and very splendid it will be too. Certainly as terrace views go, it will take some beating (see below).|
|Cleaning frying pans. Forget conventional pot scourers. This man is using an angle grinder to grind the rust off these taverna pans.|
|Shabby chic - the discreet sign on the wall says, in Greek, 'Centre of Aesthetics Maravelias'.|
|Time to start on the whitewashing.|
|The young man by the lamp post is carefully gluing seashells onto plastic plant boxes for a nearby taverna. The bus stop is to the right and the yellow Symi bus that serves Yialos, Chorio and Pedi is about to pull out.|
|An odd family, but they all seem to get on.|
Tuesday 25 March is a double holiday as it is the Feast of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabrielle appeared to the Blessed Virgin and told her that she was pregnant, and also the anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence. On the night of 24th March blazing braziers line the road round the harbour and the ramp up to Evangelismos church in Harani, the Church of the Annunciation. A dramatic sight beyond the capabilities of my humble camera but perhaps Neil Gosling of Symi Dream will photograph them for you.
Have a good weekend.