Category Archives: The Mani

Mani
The Mani is a relatively remote and unspoilt region of the Greek Peloponnese. A land of mountains, rugged coasts, war towers and Byzantine churches. The crucible of Greek independence.

Mani 2022 – 4

Final late postcards to self from the Mani.

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Further delayed postcard to self. Cheese pie at the Kalamaki souvlaki restaurant.  Spinich pie and zucchini pie earlier in the week.

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Mani Eucalyptus

‘It is odd that an antipodean tree, the eucalyptus, unknown before the voyages of Captain Cook, should look so beautiful and appropriate along many a Peloponnesian road. I think they unconsciously suggest the dream vegetation in the imaginary classical landscapes … Continue reading

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Mani 2022 – 2

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Delayed postcards to self from the Mani.

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Kardamili Alarm

Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto, my daily 6.00 am alarm call in Kardamili.

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Totemic Pole

‘Totem poles are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures.’ No carving on this pole, just reminders of analogue messaging for the digital age.

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Mani 2022

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Postcards to self from the Mani.

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Agios Nikolaos, Hora

I was due to fly to Greece for a week in the Mani at Kardamili yesterday, but it became a pandemic victim.  Tom Sawford’s excellent web site dedicated to Patrick Leigh Fermor, patrickleighfermor.org, reminded me that my departure would have … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Day 57 18th May

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100 Photographs 042

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100 Photographs 041

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Joan Leigh Fermor 3

Joan Leigh Fermor as a photographer, as opposed to a handmaid to male writers, has long been something of an enigma: the claims made for the quality of her work were hardly borne out by its limited publication during her … Continue reading

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Joan Leigh Fermor 2

In the past year two things have happened to add some details to the story of Joan Leigh Fermor, photographer, described in my blog of 22nd November 2017.  First, the publication of Patrick Leigh Fermor – The Journey Continues.  Second … Continue reading

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Transformations

A door is a door.  A photograph of a door is a faithful representation of it.  But not always.  Move in closer and the door becomes an abstract impression of light and shade, textures and tones, forms and planes.  Look … Continue reading

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Joan Leigh Fermor 1a

Joan Leigh Fermor has footnotes in the history of the 20th Century as the daughter of a rich and well-connected family, as a confidante of notable literary figures and as the wife of Patrick Leigh Fermor.  Her footnotes should also … Continue reading

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