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Water Music

by paulmichael

We spent the Orthodox Easter holidays in a village on the Cretan coast called Kalives. There was a lot of lamb but surprisingly little sunshine – guess you can’t have everything. The wind got up as well which caused some nice waves that I went out to record.

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Here I am, photographed by MJ, on a little jetty trying to record wave sounds from 2 directions at once with my binaural (in-ear) microphones. You remember them, right? And that the recording is best listened to on headphones?

 

Towards the end of the recording some party music from nearby intrudes, punctuated by what I think is celebratory gunfire…

Kalo Pascha!

Paul

Weekend Wanderings

by mjpichette

We spent the weekend exploring the Chania old town and the harbour area. We were here two years ago, so some of the places were familiar, but lots of new things to discover, too.

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The perfect place for a meal after a walk through the old town.

This was my second visit to The Well of the Turk. We arrived early Friday night, hence the empty tables… This restaurant has lovely Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. There is a tapas plate with houmous, tzatziki, baba ganoush, and other lovely things that is just perfect with a glass of white wine.

The old mosque at the edge of the harbour functioned as a place of worship until 1923, but is now used for art exhibitions.

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Here are some more shots from around town.

And some from the Old Harbour area…

And the sea… I just love the colours of blue and green you see here.

 

The Brighton Marathon

by mjpichette

The 2016 Brighton Marathon took place today, and we were pleased to have the runners running right past our house. I didn’t get out of the house soon enough to get photos of the elite men’s front runners, but here are the first two women to cross the finish line.

Here are a few more shots taken along the route. It really was a gorgeous day for it!

 

An unconventional stroll by the sea…

by mjpichette

This shot was a gift. As we walked out of the house yesterday, I saw this young gentleman practicing his parkour skills on the rail. Luckily, I had my camera with me. There is a double triumph here. He is able to stroll along the rail with ease… I was able to get my camera out fast enough to document it! I didn’t actually change the contrast here. The sun had already taken care of that for me.

A young man walking along a rail at the seaside

Parkour Triumph!

Here are some more photos of his practice.

It is amazing what we can see just outside our door!

Two lonely feathers among the stones…

by mjpichette

 

 

 

 

 

On the Edge

by mjpichette

For these shots, I tried to line up several visual lines against an edge. It wasn’t always easy to choose which edge to focus on…

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Edge of the Promenade, Edge of the World

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Edge of the Sea

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Between the Huts

We were in London this past weekend and were able to avoid Storm Katie… This bench was not so lucky!

Three views of the West Pier from under an old beach shelter

I just love the texture created by peeling paint…

Another shot of my favourite building…

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Courtenay Terrace

Glass

by mjpichette

I started collecting handmade glass when I lived in Japan, and most of what I have is from that time. The glass candle holder is from Iceland. I love the way the glass plays with the light.

We live right on the seafront, which is mostly good, but also especially windy and cold in winter. Also, the windows are constantly covered with sea spray. Here are some pictures of the Brighton Pier at night through a very dirty window. You can see the reflection of things  on the wall in our living room.

 

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