We intended to spend a night on one of the islands, but (and apparently this isn’t at all unusual) the ferry boat service was on strike. So being confined to dry land, we went for a drive out to Nafplio, which was absolutely gorgeous. There are two big rock hills in town; our hotel was at the top of one, and a castle was at the top of the other. There was also a tiny island in the water that had a castle built on it. CASTLES, people.
The island castle when we approached:
…later on, at night (this was a 30-second exposure by the way, and people were constantly walking between the camera and the castle–aren’t long exposures interesting?)…
…and later that night, from another viewpoint. I didn’t notice the chair out on the rocks in the lower right corner until I saw the finished image in the viewfinder.
We stopped for ice cream, which was super-delicious, when the saddest of all possible sad things happened! Rest assured that after I stopped photographing his misery I gave him *my* ice cream cone to make up for it. If that’s not true love, what is? I GAVE AWAY my ICE CREAM.
Our hotel room was amazing. I think it’s permanently lodged in my “happy place” archive. Let me put it like this: bubble bath in a jacuzzi tub that was open onto the room, door/windows wide open, and the sounds of someone playing piano at a party drifting up from the town below. Heaven.
It was sort of overcast the whole time, but it made for really interesting skies and sea. I actually really enjoyed that even though I was longing to soak up as much sun as possible. The clouds sort of hung in the air like mist and the blue faded through in places…