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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Pictorial Poros (2

A  visual stroll through the back streets from  long time island resident Therese Byrne




A narrow lane leading off 'High Street' Poros


Picturesque back street




The old kindergarten on the left.  Two of my grandchildren spent a couple of years here.  Fortunately their teacher, Maria, was inspired and her enthusiasm and flair made up for the dark cramped school-room.  Poros has three kindergartens (pre-school) and this one has moved around to a bright new building where the children can see the sun and have room to play



Typical street scene.  White cube-like houses, blue shutters, narrow passages between them.  In the summer the balconies have pots of basil and geraniums and the women sit out on the street


These steps take you from the harbour up to St George's Square and the big church.  Steps, steps everywhere



Looking out from the Post Office.  Blue shutters and doors of the Harbour Police Headquarters




Artistic clay pot  in front of the Post Office







21 comments:

  1. So lovely to walk through town with you. Yes there do seem to be a lot of steps.

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  2. Thank goodness we have moved out of town now and no steps anywhere. Steps are not good for old knees!

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  3. Oh my yes. Steps everywhere in Greece!
    And the streets were so narrow you could hardly get the car through.
    But so lovely and how wonderful to be able to sit and chat with th neighbours. No one would ever get lonely.

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    1. As long as there's space for chair they'll be out there gathering n the late summer afternoon. Gives life to the neighbourhoods, the women and the children playing out on the road

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  4. Those last two photos look like a London Mews (with sunshine). Beautiful.

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  5. A quick shot to the grocery there would mean spending most time at the "pit stops" to talk to the woman sitting outside in the street - they ask you what vegetables you bought and how they would cook it... :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. A typical Mediterranean street scene!

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  6. Very quaint - I always imagine heavily burdened donkey's toiling up streets like that - I bet their knees creak after a lifetime of toil. As always, it is wonderful to get a little glimpse of Poros.

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    1. The donkeys have disappeared but that's what it was like. Those women lug their rubbish down the steps, huge bags of shopping every day up flights of uneven stone steps and by age 60 have bent legs and aching knees. I used to push pushchairs up two flights of steps everytime I went out. The younger generation have scooters and motorbikes and use the steps for a bit of light exercise

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  7. Beautiful streets, i would not mind living on a Greek island :).

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    1. You do need to be fit, or know how to ride a motor scooter!

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  8. I would like a holiday there. It looks a good place to stay.

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    1. Most islands are very similar. Next door island of Hydra and has no cars or motorbikes. As long as you're fit it would make an ideal holiday spot. Known for its artistes

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    2. but it hass donkey/ponies and carts on the harbour or they did a few years ago. I like Hydra, also Spetzes. I love all of the door knockers. most of them are hands. although I saw some fish. such beautiful doors and hates in Greece. I love the Med blue colour so much that we have a blue front door now and a blue cabin in the garden. I wanted it to look like Greece but it looks more like we live in Smurf land!

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  9. Me too. I once went by helicoper to Tresco in the Scilly Isles. No cars and azure sea. You wouldn't think it was part of the British Isles. You should post a video of your islands.

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    1. Yes, someone else mentioned a video. I'll have to investigate the 'how'

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  10. I love pic number 6
    I want to walk up that street x

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    1. That is the beginning of our High Street. Used to be full of souvenir shops and crowded with tourists. Now it has a mostly everyday-shops, an electrical shop, a sports shop with a few loczl-stuff shops

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  11. Nice photos and they seem to hold a lot of memories for you. I know how you feel.

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  12. These are typical winter scenes. Empty streets!
    Therese took some great photos on her walk about

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