Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bourtzi~ Travelin' Tuesday

(Photograph copyright Kirsten Steen)

Today let's travel back to Greece!

Specifically Nafplion, a favorite haunt of ours.

Out beyond the little boat is the tiny Venetian castle

known as Bourtzi

also once known as home of The Executioner.

(Long ago, the town didn't believe the executioner should live within the city

so he was relegated to this teensy island.)

In Nafplion, Bourtzi is boasted to be the consummation place of

one of actress Melina Mercouri's marriages

(when it served as a hotel).

Mercouri was famous for several things:
actress, political activist and the first female Minister for Culture of Greece.

She starred as Ilya in the 1960 film

"Never on Sunday"

for which she won Best Actress at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival.

The film also featured her future husband, Jules Dassin,

who wrote, directed and starred.

Think I'll be putting this one on my queue.
Time for more things Greek!

(Poster photo thanks to Wikipedia)


  1. this is what i would need today ! thank you for your visit and comment. the notebooks shown on the post go to one shop in Orléans and another in La Rochelle.
    I'm glad you enjoy reading in French !

  2. It sounds right up my alley! Would love to be there right now, thanks so much for sharing :)I love visiting places and knowing the stories involved...
    Have a great weekend,

  3. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!! I haven't even read the post I just flew over to tell you how amazing this image is. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! The Tourism office for Greece needs to hire you. WOWO!!! I really can't tell you how in love with this I am. Please, oh please, tell me about your lens??

  4. Oh, good! I love hearing about movies I haven't seen. Thanks.

  5. Thanks Relyn, for your sweet comment! I actually have not invested in expensive equipment(don't know enough about it). All of my photos are taken with my point-and-shoot Olympus Camedia (C-740 Ultra Zoom) digital camera. It's a battery hog but does a great job! Thank you againand so happy to see you!


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