It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau
I have been there Francesca.One can still feel in the atmosphere, the pain of all those who suffered there..!!Great photographs..!!
Thank you Kostas. It is an extraordinary place and one I visit every time I go to Crete. As you so rightly say - you can feel the pain there.
That's very moving and beautiful. I had never heard of Spinalonga yet the landscape and architecture is very familiar. It looks very much like my own island home.
Thank you Loree - it is an extraordinary place with a huge history. Victoria Hislop wrote a novel called The Island about Spinalonga. F
I have read a book about this island. How tragic for people to be isolated here, despite its beauty.
Thank you Deb - it's so beautiful and so close to the mainland - it must have been heartbreaking for them all. Tragic. F x
Too painful for words - but the spring flowers do make a bright difference.
Thank you Mum - the best time to visit is in spring - it's alleviates the ghosts somehow. xx
So bitter sweet Fran. Gorgeous shots but such a tragic history.
Thanks Marg - it is just that - bitter sweet, but somewhere one must visit when travelling through Eastern Crete. F x
So bitter sweet Fran. Beautiful photos and textures but such a tragic past.
I read a book about it too, I'd love to visit there. Last year we visited the abandoned town of Roscigno which was amazing.
Thank you Nicki - I don't know about Roscigno - I will now investigate! Abandoned places tell such stories don't they and hold so many ghosts. Fx
I was not familiar with this. The combination of your pictures and text is wonderful, very moving too.anni
Hi Anni - thank you for your comments - it is such an emotional journey across the water to Spinalonga - even today. The sadness is palpable. I am so glad I have managed to convey this. Fx
Thanks so much for sharing this, I was just reading some of the information about Spinalonga and the inspiring people who lived here. What an amazing story and to think people were still here right up until the 50's. What an amazing man the law student must have been to bring about such dramatic changes xxAbsolutely Fascinating x
Thank you Lisa - it has such an interesting history and in a sense such an important history - another of Crete's hidden treasures - albeit it an emotional one. F x
How desperately sad and heart-breaking, yet so peaceful and beautiful at the same time. Those poor, poor people. I hope they were able to build a family with their fellow lepers to somehow assuage their grief and loss.
Thank you - it is an extraordinary place and every one I know is drawn back to it time and time again. It's as if the ghosts of the past want us to never forget! F x
I love reading your comments - so please feel free to add something. Thank you! F x