A tough photo challenge this week for me. I was kind of stuck until my son reminded me of this wonderful photo that was taken when he was 14. The lighthouse peninsular on Spetses hosts about a dozen metal sculptures hidden among the pines trees or out on the rocks. Interacting with the art is a given. You want to pose with the mermaid or crawl on top of the chain mail sheep. Here’s my entry this week:
And a few more just to show off the uniqueness of the place:
I considered lots of approaches for this week’s challenge: clocks, ancient places, ancient faces, timeless graces… but I think I like the idea of the passage of time the most. Every year Latham and I take a picture for his birthday at the gate of our Greek home. Here is the passage of time over twenty years. Time indeed waits for no one. And what a story it tells!:
Its been a while since I’ve found an interesting subject for Sign Language until I spotted this one. There’s a small town called Red Light on the road half way up the mountain towards Holywell, one of those very respectable “blink and you miss it” places gathered around a small community church. If you look closely you will see this double-sided sign on the roadside, serving as both a welcome and a goodbye notice to drivers passing through on the narrow, windy road. Now I have to ask myself “why is this Red Light district” and not “Red Light town” or simply “Red Light?” Is this a nod to the history of the place, or an innocent coincidence? The charming care that someone has taken to decorate the sign with flowers adds to the intrigue a little when you realize that the flowers illustrated are the indigenous “hot lips” (see my earlier Holywell post) because they resemble a sexy woman’s lips. Mmmmh. Is there a connection? Did the town really get it name from ladies of the night? Or some other way? How intriguing to see a sign that seems to focus on its shady history and encourage visitors to “walk, drive & ride safely” at the same time. Someone needs to explain this to me!