A flavor of Hydra

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A flavor of Hydra

Post by Dem » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:00 pm

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Laura » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:46 am

I like your photo, Dem.
And your boat. When do we get invited for a ride?

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Dem » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:46 pm

A couple more:

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by lizzytysh » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:23 pm

Oh, Hydra, Hydra, HYDRA!!! Where is that unique treatment of a wall?? I'd love to see that. It reminds me of the house where the foreign owners insisted on installing a mailbox on it, when there is no mail delivery on Hydra :lol: .

I want to walk up, walk down, sit on, lie on, and loll about on those red steps 8) :D 8) . And then have my picture taken there.


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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by jazz4111 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:02 am

Actually Lizzie, And I don't think this has changed since I last lived there - there is no mail delivery for Foreigners on Hydra - but there certainly is for the Greek locals (Dem?) or as my old friend George Lialios asked me when I saw mail being pushed through his door slot one day "Do you really think 2700 people go to the post office every day!?? Of course we get our mail delivered!" Oops! I certainly enjoyed asking for poste restante every day while I was there and here's a little innocent reminiscence: when I went with Marianne one day she got not one, not two but three pieces of mail addressed thusly: "Marianne, Hydra, Greece." I said to a friend at the time "They say no man is an island ... but I know a woman who is one!" -AGT
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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by lizzytysh » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:35 am

:lol: Aha... Foreigners... therein, lies the key word, and the distinction that wasn't made by the anecdote teller :lol: . Thanks for clarifying.

That's a very sweet reminiscence of Marianne 8) . A great anecdote :) . Glad I mentioned the mailbox; might never have heard it if I hadn't. Oh, how it must be to reflect on those many memories you have of that time.


All good things to you, too :D .


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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Laura » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:12 pm

I'm pretty sure the door is on the way to Mandraki beach, Lizzy, if you remember that (I was quite intrigued by it, as it was a door in the middle of nowhere, or almost). But I'd very much like to know where the red stair is, too; I swear I didn't see anything like that! Quite unusual, among all those white stairs.

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Dem » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:40 pm

jazz4111:
Unfortunately I am not a local :-(

But i assure you even these days
you just write the name of the recipient
on the envelope and just Hydra, Greece.

Lizzie and Laura:
The blue door is indeed on the way to Mandraki.

As about the red stairs: that's a secret :-)

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Laura » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:42 pm

Thank you for telling me what I knew already, Dem. ;-)

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Dem » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:04 pm

Knocking on Heaven's door:

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The doorknob at Leonard's house

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Laura » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:05 pm

...and it was empty as Heaven on a saturday night. :-(

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Womanfromaroom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:07 pm

That don't make it junk!
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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Dem » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:18 pm

But Heaven was not empty of cats!

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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by tinderella » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:21 pm

That photograph of the red staircase is stunning!
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Re: A flavor of Hydra

Post by Cate » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:13 pm

tinderella wrote:That photograph of the red staircase is stunning!
It is!
as is the picture of that blue door, I would love to stand there one day.

Thank you Dem.
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