Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 10/09/2015

Over Earth and Ocean the Spirit I Love remains …


The “True Colours of Parga” awoke my senses and the Venetian Castle on the hill created an atmosphere of Romanticism with a much wider meaning and an intuitive feeling that the human nature can transcend any situations and circumstances.Over Earth and Ocean the Spitit I love remains and puts the imagery above any reason.My feelings enabled me to see that “Beauty is Truth” & inspires our self-expression & the intensity of our emotions.
The True Colours of Parga

The True Colours of Parga

My eyes rest on motley facades,my gaze on the Powerful Walls of the Venetian Castle on the top of a hill overlooking the blue Ionian Sea. I’ve touched the defiant Walls, I remember their sounds … The sea breeze caresses my thoughts as they drop down into the blue seas along with the grey rocks and the verdant tree branches …
The Sea Breeze Caresses my Thoughts,my Feelings ...

The Sea Breeze Caresses my Thoughts,my Feelings …

But the boughs of the tree trunks obscured the view over the ocean and the little islets that punctuated its blue attire.I had to draw the branch curtains and start writing my own story …
Getting Closer & Closer to a White Speck that Caught my Attention...

Getting Closer & Closer to a White SpeckΒ  that had Caught my Attention …

After Drawing the Branch Curtains ...

After Drawing the Branch Curtains …

Scenic Beauty opposite Parga …

The Island of Panayia On the Shore of the Ionian Sea & a Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast …

I drew the branch-curtains and wrote my own short story looking through the treetrunks on a high hill overlooking the “Virgin Mary-Island” …
On top of the islet,which is located opposite Parga town, lies the tiny,whitewashed chapel of Panagia. On August 15th, the name day of the Virgin Mary, it is usually crowed by the faithful who arrive by taxi boats.There is also another little chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas,and the ruins of a small fort built by the French in 1808.This is the Short Story of the Little Church Smack in the Centre of the “Virgin Mary-Island” ,taken from an elevated vantage point in order to Fill the Frame and Give Religious Depth …
A Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast ...

A Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast …

NB:The old city of Parga at the time of Plutarch and Ptolemy was the ancient Toryni, which was situated at the current location of the town … (Click on each photo to enlage,to see the details)

At the time of Plutarch & Ptolemy

At the time of Plutarch & Ptolemy

Yet,Over the Earth & the Ocean the Spirit I Love remains …

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  1. I wish I could one day viist that perfect spotlight: The Island of Panayia… The photographs are stunning dear Doda… I hope you are having beautiful days over there… Love and hugs. Aquileana πŸ˜‰

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    • I always have when I visit places which are closely connected with History,Mythology,Culture and Tradition.Thanks Aquileana dear for following my sterps around Parga (Toryni) and Panayia!Hope one day you come over Greece and visit some places which are related to the myths you so brilliantly display in your posts.Love and special hugs to you from this end πŸ™‚ Doda -~`*Β·~β˜€

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  2. colorful buildings and a beautiful view πŸ™‚

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    • I am glad I shared them with you dear Joshi!Thank you my friend πŸ™‚

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  3. Your writing is always as beautiful as your images. I love how the lamppost in the first photo is standing there like an elegant lady with arms outstretched welcoming us into the picture.

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    • Fascinating your simile,dear Roslyn!At first,I considered it an eyesore that spoiled the scenery,but then,I decided that it rather lent some extra beauty.Thank you for mentioning it,I’ll appreciate this image more now!Eventually,beauty is in the eye of the beholder.Isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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  4. Thank you for taking me there to view and breath the beautiful earth and ocean, dearest Doda! I’m so privileged to enjoy the place via your beautiful photo and eloquent writing, the place that you’re so closely connected. πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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    • Thank you my sweet friend Amy!Your presence in my humble posts and your kindest words are very much appreciated.My photos are shot without using any special techniques,but they come from my soul.Love & Hugs to you πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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      • I really believe your photos and words are from your heart. That is why I love your posts and they stay with me! I only practice the techniques I picked up from WP just for experiencing. Most of my photos are snapped quickly. πŸ™‚ Hugs xxx

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        • Yes,Amy Dear,I can really sense that what you say is heartfelt and I do treasure it!Keep on using your amazing techniques and experiencing,it’s a wonderful field,it’s Art!I find it very motivating and I learn from it!Even your quick snaps are marvellous because you put your soul into them and it shows πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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          • Thank you for your encouragement, Doda dear! I really don’t know if I can ever learn and apply. Yesterday, I was out in the field, thought I got everything set correctly, but forgot to change the ISO, so all were failed… πŸ™‚

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            • It just happened,you have numerous superb photos!I can figure you got very excited by the scenery and that’s why you forgot to change the ISO.I guess that you’ll revisit the field and you’ll take the best ever photos πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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      • I hope my comment went through, did twice. I’m using iphone since I’m away from my computer. πŸ™‚ xxx

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        • All your rich and heartwarming comments have been received,only the “Like” is missing!Thank you so very much for taking the time to call in and to add your own personal colour πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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  5. When you’re in the City these photographs are just idyllic, beautiful ☺️

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    • Many thanks Charlotte Dear!I’m delighted that a talented singer like you finds these places idyllic πŸ™‚ xxx

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  6. Such beauty in your lyrical writing to accompany the exquisite photos sets the mood for my day and I thank you for it, dear Doda. I knew I would find spiritual nourishment here. Have a wonderful Sunday filled with the True Colours of Parga! Hugs and kisses xxx πŸ™‚ Irina

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    • Why thank you,my kindest Lady Irina!Your wonderful comment and your nice words have flooded my soul with rich,warm feelings!I feel Honoured & Humbled at the same time to have you at my place.You made my day too and I’m overjoyed that my Parga colours reached you!Best wishes for a peaceful & creative week!Looking forward to your new phoneography.Hugs & Kisses back to you πŸ™‚ ❀ ,Doda xxx

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      • My pleasure dear Doda. I just posted my humble poem. Feeling a bit down with my husband in Emergency s of yesterday, but remaining positive and hopeful that he’ll be all right. Hugs and kisses πŸ™‚

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        • Yes,I got the good and the bad news today,but the beauty of your Lavender and your Acrostic poem comforted my heart!Hope you get the best results,let’s remain hopeful my friend!All the best to you and your husband!Take care πŸ™‚ xxx

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  7. Dear Doda, what fabulous beautiful photographs. I absolutely love that first photo of the colorful buildings and the castle on the hill. Your photos of the islands are so picture perfect! Wonderful post! Hugs! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • Thanks a million times over Linda Dear!Your generous comment is very much appreciated my lovely friend!Hugs & Kisses back to you πŸ™‚ β™‘xβ™‘

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  8. Wow, what a wonderful post and photos, Doda! It is so rich and full of life and color. Hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thank you dear Natalie for your nice words!If you could see me now,I am wearing all the smiles I gathered from your recent posts!Hugs to you too πŸ™‚ Doda β˜…πŸŒŸ β˜€

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  9. thank you for the journey so beautifully and sensitively described in each image. I felt as though I was with you traveling through your lens into each scene!! Gorgeous Doda!!

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    • Why thank you Cybele Dear!I’m totally delightful that you virtually travelled with me and you enjoyed Parga’s colours.To be honest with you,right now,if I had my druthers,I’d love to be wandering around the Highllands of Scotland that I’ve so much missed.Hope you & Nikos have a splendid week ahead πŸ™‚ xxx

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      • you are most welcome and yes we could meet up in the misty hills!! πŸ™‚

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        • Yes,in the misty hills where nature hides its treasures! πŸ™‚ xxx

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  10. Another awesome post my darling. Beautiful pictures

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    • Thanks sweetheart Shey!Glad you liked the Parga pictures and Greece’s colours!xxx

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      • Well, you know my feelings on Greece, a wonderful land and wonderful people.

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        • Yes,my lovely friend Shey,I know that and it makes me feel proud!You are such a Dear πŸ™‚ xxx

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          • You are a lovely friend. Really, I always found the Greek people so warm and welcoming a people. Full of fun despite often having so little.

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            • Hospitality is sacred to Greek people and they generously offer it regardless of their social status πŸ™‚

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  11. I loved my introduction to this wonderful little Island .. And it looks as peaceful and sacred as its name-sake.. I loved how your photo’s invited us in to look deeper at that tiny white spec . And I marvel at how these tiny Islands have such wonderful treasures to behold.. And how such buildings were built.
    And I thank you dear Doda for sharing such delights with us.
    I so enjoyed sharing your thoughts as you drew back the branch-curtain to write down your thoughts..

    Many thanks my friend.. Love and Blessings.. Sue x ❀

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    • Oh,my wonderful friend Sue,I’m so glad you followed my steps around Parga and that I was able to share some thoughts you with!It was the least I could do in return for all the enjoyable walks I’ve enjoyed with you!Thanks ever so much for your generous comment!Love & Blessings to you too πŸ™‚ ❀ ,Doda xxx

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      • Doda. it was my total pleasure to take this particular walk and journey over Earth and Ocean with you dear friend.. xxx One that will last with me.. as I recall those warm ocean rides I have had when on holiday around Majorca πŸ™‚

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        • Overjoyed to hear that dear Sue!My walks in the woods with you will last with me too,as I’ve so much missed the unmatched beauty of the English countryside πŸ™‚ xxx

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  12. Beautiful photos of this awesome landscape dear Doda – my fave is the top one, those colourful houses look amazing. I also like the quote “Beauty is truth.” Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • It was those vibrant colours of the facades and the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea that created the mood,dear Aditix.Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!Thanks for sending me some refreshing rain along with the temperament of the North πŸ™‚ ❀ xxx

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  13. Oh how I loved this dreamy post, dear Doda. Your images of today, in your mind and in the photos, and the reflections on life, truth, and beauty. How fortunate you are to live in a place with ancient spirit and history still so alive today. The chapel is wonderful, and the sea is breathtaking. Thanks so very much. πŸ˜€

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    • I am so closely connected with all those places and the archaeological sites,dear Jet.Each time I visit I recall all the history and the culture I was nurtured and educated with.It comes like an uncontollable impulse,like an unstoppable force which sets my mind to revolving around the past.Thank you so much for calling in and for liking the true colours of Parga and the whitewashed chapel!You would love to see all the different species of birds that inhabit this small islet as they find peace and warmth from the temperate climate throughout the year.My best wishes to you always πŸ™‚ xxx

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      • What a lovely and vivid description, dear Doda. I feel lucky to soak up your education and sensitivity through your posts, how very wonderful that you share it. Yes, I know I would love all the different bird species here. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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        • And,how very wonderful to have you coming by and walking with me the Daedalean paths of my thoughts and my sentiments.Humbled by your presence and your rich,praiseful comments dear Jet!Best wishes always πŸ™‚ β˜†*β˜†

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