Tag Archives: astypalea

  1. Astypalaian Backstreets

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    Tuesday 09 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    If there’s one thing I love, it’s exploring backstreets of the places we visit. These are a few of the …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet (I)

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    Friday 15 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a signpost to the castle on the Greek island of Astypalea. …
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  3. Ready for action!

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    Thursday 14 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle (I)

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    Friday 01 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the suckers of an octopus; perfect circles no less. …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extraordinary (II)

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    Saturday 17 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I’ve posted before, but love it, so why not share …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place (II)

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    Sunday 11 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows four images of secluded coves in the Greek Dodecanese …
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  7. Stavros the dog!

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    Wednesday 30 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Even though I was brought up with dogs, and decades later still have a farm pooch, I’m not one to …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (IV)

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    Monday 21 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the wooden latticework or grid of a …
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  9. The town church

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    Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (III)

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    Sunday 26 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the flag of our neighbours, Greece, flapping away in the wind …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird (IV)

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    Monday 20 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is  one of my personal favourites. We were back on …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat (IV)

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    Monday 13 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a small boat upon a ship, but so very important …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat (III)

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    Sunday 12 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about the life of a small boat, living it’s days afloat. …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur (II)

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    Saturday 04 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a blurred image, either from our camera or my tired …
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  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral (III)

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    Sunday 29 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge represents the ephemeral moment when the rising sun is ‘just about’ …
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  16. Macro Monday: ‘Suckers’

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    Monday 16 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday Just love the suckers of an octopus close up, extraordinary things in my …
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  17. Greek Island Garbage Guy

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    Thursday 05 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Island life is generally different wherever you go, and the Greek Dodecanese are no different. The pace of life is much slower, and …
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  18. Greek Island Cats

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    Wednesday 04 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a doggie person I guess on the whole, having grown up with various woofers in the house since I …
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  19. Wordless Wednesday ~ Chimney top !

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    Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (II)

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    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge encapsulates three of my favourite ingredients for a scene of …
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  21. Flower Friday – Floral Astypalaia

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    Friday 12 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back on the Greek island of Astypalaia, part of the Dodecanese in the Eastern Mediterranean, this summer I managed to …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten (II)

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    Saturday 06 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken this past summer, as we left a local …
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  23. Macro Monday: Pure white

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    Monday 03 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. On a Greek island stuffed full of houses all painted brilliant white, it was a …
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  24. Macro Monday: Foreground & Background

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    Monday 27 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. In this shot, I tried to capture the essence of this beautiful white flower, and …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy (I)

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    Friday 10 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the place of my dreams… it’s a beach on an uninhabited …
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  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (I)

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    Friday 03 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the wall outside a kindergarten on the Greek island of …
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  27. Wordless Wednesday ~ Greek Sunrise

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    Wednesday 24 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (III)

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    Sunday 17 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is actually Auntie Spike, relaxing on a neighbouring Greek island last summer. …
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  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (I)

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    Friday 25 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a sign pointing the way to the castle on the Greek …
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  30. Wordless Wednesday ~ Octopods

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    Wednesday 09 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a shot of a bunch of Octopuses on the Greek island of Astypalea. Now, who thinks it should be …
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  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Window (I)

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    Friday 10 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the Greek islands. This is the view we had …
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  32. Greek Islands & White Paint

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There are some views from this planet that really don’t warrant any form of introduction or explanatory note. You know, …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (I)

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    Saturday 14 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s first entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from our neighbouring Greek Islands… On 15th August each …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside

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    Sunday 15 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Shot taken from inside the castle on the Greek island of Astypalea

  35. Religion And Our 5 Year Old

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    Monday 26 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    ….picture this…. Two weeks ago, we were boarding a Greek ferry from Astypalea to Kalymnos. It was mid morning, on …
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  36. Dodecanese Days

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    Tuesday 13 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Currently exploring a few of the Greek Dodecanese islands, and seem to be accumulating more blog story fodder along the …
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