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  • Wow – how stunningly beautiful!

  • What a beautiful place! I always assumed Milo was the sculptor, not the point of origin; I may never look at that statue the same way again.

  • The British and the French have a lot to answer for, in terms of antiquities.

  • Stunning!
    And I didn’t know that about the statue. So educational, this blog πŸ™‚

  • Stunning!
    And I didn’t know that about the statue. So educational, this blog πŸ™‚

  • “Venus de Milo, was noted for her charms; But strictly between us you’re cuter than Venus, and what’s more, you’ve got arms!”

  • amazing.

  • It is a beautiful location. Like some of the others, I never realized that it was a place. I just had never thought of it.

  • I just visited Venus last month in the Louvre and did a little spindle spinning in front of her (Tour de Fleece madness). One day, one day I’ll get to Greece.

  • The colors of the water!! this is wallpaper material, both on the wall and on the computer, thanks so much for sharing, this is reason enough to go there!

  • What is the nature of those rock formations? Did you have a tourist guide or book that told you?

  • Almost seems like a place Odysseus would have landed-perhaps you were hypnotised by the swirling sea?

  • I loved everything about Greece during the ~62 hours I got to spend there. Even the visa bureaucrats who detained my husband (long story) but finally found a work-around for him that let us travel together. Thanks for the virtual reminder!

  • What a stunning place.
    And now to what else caught my eye. Photo 3 down on the sidebar. I suspect it is a dome somewhere, but I don’t care. I want to knit it.

  • This post is so short and simple and yet, I feel like it affects me profoundly.

  • Stunning! I would love to go to Milos…a photographers dream πŸ™‚

  • I want to see a hundred or a thousand more pictures of this place since I can’t be in it. The photo really got to me.

  • I want to see a hundred or a thousand more pictures of this place since I can’t be in it. The photo really got to me.

  • I want to see a hundred or a thousand more pictures of this place since I can’t be in it. The photo really got to me.

  • One of the best books I’ve read recently was Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for the World’s Looted Antiquities by Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino. It was a page turner!!

  • at least she did not drown asnd be forever gone
    calendar art and some pretty good travel yarns
    there you go said travel yarns i would
    have suffered all day and night if i had
    not written “travel yarns”someone has to

  • The wine dark sea. Oh for a black-hulled ship!

  • I love how the blue water looks against the gray rocks. Gorgeous.

  • Gorgeous!, I’ve always wanted to go there, now even more, and I didn’t know that story.

  • What a stunning place.

  • It’s the blue that I love. There is no other blue like that in the world, I think. I want to immerse myself in that blue.

  • Sarakiniko is my favorite place in Milos! Did you see the shipwrecked boat below the cliffs? And explore the tunnels? I loved Milos.

  • Ann, I too visited V de M last month in Paris. It was like a Mosh Pit in there. Someone literally climbed up on her in order to have a photo made via iPhone. My sister just about collapsed, let me tell you. Looks much more peaceful on the V de M home front. I suppose, since you’ve visited Greece, that you’ve heard the whole story about the antiquities looting (Elgin Marbles, etc.). I don’t know whom the Greeks dislike more – Lord Elgin or Tony Blair.

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