Wild garlic growing near a cliff in Monemvasia, Greece. Photo by Eduardo Libby

The Flowers and Rocks of Monemvasia

During a recent trip to Greece I spent a few hours in the ancient town of Monemvasia. The afternoon light was fantastic, and provided both strong contrast for the buildings and a delicate open shade illumination for the delicate flowers.

The island of Monemvasia, a large rock separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD, was ruled in the past by the Byzantine, Venetian and the Ottoman empires. Now is a pretty tourist town which I strongly recommend to visit if you are exploring the Peloponnesian peninsula.

Clicking on any of the images will take you to a gallery of photos in my Photoshelter Website. The gallery also has photos from nearby Mystras, also worth a visit.

Let me know if you have been or want to go to this part of Greece!

View of Monemvasia, Greece. Photo by Eduardo Libby
View of a section of the charming town of Monemvasia.

 

Wild garlic growing near a cliff in Monemvasia, Greece. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Wild garlic growing near a cliff in Monemvasia, Greece. Open shade illumination was just right for the violet of the flowers.

 

 

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