Friday, November 03, 2006

The mediterannean in America........

There's a charming, historic Greek settlement called Tarpon Springs, not far from the city I live in. It's a delightful place with sea-salts in the air, fresh seafood on sale and a Greek deli at every corner. But that's not what this place is famous for......It is popular as the "sponge capital" of the world......Back in 1930's the sponge industry here was flourishing till the sponge beds were contaminated and destroyed by bacteria in 1940's. The revival of the natural-sponge industry happened in 1980's. They say the place has retained the atmosphere introduced by Greek sponge divers over a hundred years ago...... .......from harvesting sponges to selling them, ............An alluring place, indeed! :)
The lamp was shot there while we visited the quaint li'l town last year.I lost most of my pics when I changed my laptop......the blog wasn't up and running in those days.........Guess, I'll have to re-visit the town sometime to bring it here on the blog .......

14 comments:

photowannabe said...

Great composition. The lamp against the blue sky is perfect. Simplicity makes this shot.

Jas Bhambra said...

Can't agree more...I love the Lamp against the sky. The colors are amazing...

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

preciosa fotografia un saludo

anurag said...

what crap...it's a lamp..hahahaha.. wonder what beauty people see in it..

i swear moi....too much sweetness.. blech...

PS: do not get offeneded please all of the others. this is a private struggle.. though others might get dragged in inadvertently owing to my nature of comments.

Atticus Finch said...

Yo!! Real good one!

Daniele Marioli said...

Ciao!!!
How are you?
Very good this shot!
Bravissima!!
Ciao!!

Sarad said...

this is good. it looks like an old lamp. the background and colors match- the sky line and trees.

Reflex said...

I really like the compo with palm trees on the back :)

sandy said...

The lamp adds a quaintness to the scene that brings back memeories of idyllic nights in Kos. Lovely photo Moi, hope you do go back for more delicious food, and photos galore ~ just for us!
Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Moi said...

thanx all, hope u all r having a great weekend!!!
and please ignore Anurag....as he says , its a "private struggle"...:) :)

Jen said...

I love that photo - it's great Moi!!

Moi said...

jen: thanx , it culd have had more character had i known my camera better in those days......

Nathalie said...

Great composition in this photo, and the reflections in the lantern are superb.

Austin of Sundrip Journals said...

There's a new commercial out by windows vista where the theme is about things that wow you. As I skimmed through your blog I found myself repeating wow! I should have tried out for that commercial. You're good, you're very good. I really like the world void of colour thing with the dark rainbow.

smiles to you and yours,
Austin