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Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Priest on a mobile phone

Like all island towns Plaka on Milos was predominantly white with blue doors, external staircases, playful kittens and discreet little shops, most of which were closed on account of this being siesta time.  There must have been some sort of priest’s convention in town today because there were dozens of black robed ministers everywhere, in the bakery having morning coffee and later in the taverna having lunch and what we thought was really strange was that they were almost constantly on their mobile phones.

Priest with mobile phone Milos Greece

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Priest on a mobile phone

Two Bad Habits!

Like all island towns Plaka on Milos was predominantly white with blue doors, external staircases, playful kittens and discreet little shops, most of which were closed on account of this being siesta time.  There must have been some sort of priest’s convention in town today because there were dozens of black robed ministers everywhere, in the bakery having morning coffee and later in the taverna having lunch and what we thought was really strange was that they were almost constantly on their mobile phones.

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Greece 2009, Milos and The Plaka

Milos Plaka Pot

To lose a work of art is unfortunate but to lose three is careless and the island of Milos has the distinction of being famous for just that.  The statue of the Greek God Asclepius has been taken away to the British Museum (not Lord Elgin this time), Poseidon is in Athens but the most famous of all is the statue of Aphrodite, or the Venus de Milo, which has been taken away to the Louvre in Paris.  All over the island archaeologists still search for the missing arms but it is unlikely that they will ever be found.

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