October 14, 2007

Back from Crete





We are back from Crete. We had a wonderful, sunny, interesting and relaxing time there.
The first day when E. played beach volleyball, I made a sketch. Then I did a drawing which shows a "fresco" from the famous Minoan palace of Knossos; an advanced and fascinating civilization long before the ancient, classical greek culture.
The next day, we rented a car and made a trip to the east and south of the island. We drove through some tiny villages in the mountains. There were many old people and some children; all very friendly and curious; some of them said "yassas"(which means "hello") to us through the open car window, when we passed through and some of them looked at us as if they still hadn't seen foreigners in their whole life...
To be continued...
Wir sind aus Kreta zurück. Wir verbrachten dort eine wunderbare, sonnige, interessante, erholsame Zeit. Am ersten Tag, als E. Beach-Volleyball spielte, machte ich gleich eine Skizze.
Dann malte ich eine Kopie eines Frescos aus dem berühmten minoischen Palast von Knossos; eine faszinierende Hochkultur, die sich bereits lange vor der antiken, klassischen griechischen Kultur gebildet hatte.
Am nächsten Tag mieteten wir uns einen Wagen und fuhren in den Osten und Süden der Insel. Wir kamen durch einige winzige Dörfer in den Bergen. Viele alte Leute und einige Kinder sahen wir; alle waren sehr freundlich und neugierig; einige sagten "yassas" ("Hallo") zu uns durch das offene Autofenster, als wir durch ihr Dorf fuhren und einige von ihnen schauten uns an, als ob sie noch niemals in ihrem Leben Fremde gesehen hätten...
Fortsetzung folgt...


5 comments:

Teri C said...

It sounds like a wonderful time Claudia. Love these sketches. I will stay tuned for more.

Africantapestry said...

Welcome back claudia....great sketches so far and looking forward to the rest.
ronell

Robyn said...

Lovely journal pages, Claudia. I want to pack for Crete immediately.

Laureline said...

Claudia, you must have had a wonderful time! I was on Crete on year in November and it was beautiful even at that late month!
My sketchbook pages for that project you asked about were 8" x 10". Normally, I use 7" x 9" pages.

caseytoussaint said...

Ooh Claudia, I'm so jealous! These journal pages are wonderful - I've never been to Crete, but I'm starting to think about it......