1970 • VASES IN HERAKLION CRETE

VASES IN HERAKLION CRETE - 1970 I loved the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which is one the great museums of Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, especially sculpture, decoration, and vases. I spent hours trying to capture the beauty of the vases.

1970 • ST GREGORIOU MONASTERY ATHOS

ST GREGORIOU MONASTERY ATHOS - 1970 Only males are allowed entrance into Mount Athos, and then only for a limited period. I still have my entry permit. This monastery was founded by St. Gregory of Mount Athos in the fourteenth century when he came to Mount Athos to pursue asceticism.

1970 • SHOPS IN RETHYMNON CRETE

SHOPS IN RETHYMNON CRETE - 1970 The shops of Rethymnon and Crete have a strangely Byzantine look, not surprising given the proximity of Istanbul and the Levant. These street buildings have jettied upper floors, supported on curvaceous wrought iron brackets.

1970 • VASES IN HERAKLION CRETE

VASES IN HERAKLION CRETE - 1970 More vases. Greece and Crete were really the first major stop on a year-long trek from England back to Australia, after a period of five years away. Travel was easy then, and I travelled the length of Mediterranean Europe and Asia Minor without interruption.

1970 • MONASTERY AT MT ATHOS GREECE

MONASTERY AT MT ATHOS GREECE - 1970 Mount Athos is accessible only by boat. The daily number of visitors entering Mount Athos is restricted and all are required to obtain a limited special entrance permit. Most of the monasteries are perched atop cliffs with cantilevered timber balconies.

1970 • A WOMAN IN AYIOS ROUMELLI CRETE

A WOMAN IN AYIOS ROUMELLI CRETE - 1970 I took the gorge walk from Ayios Ioannis on the Cretan plateau, to the south of the island, and the small town of Ayios Roumelli. The southern coast is wild and precipitous and Ayios Roumelli hugs the cliffs. I made this sketch at a cafe in the village.

1970 • A FARMER IN RETHYMNON CRETE

A FARMER IN RETHYMNON CRETE - 1970 The pace of Crete is slow and purposeful. I enjoyed sitting in cafes sketching and observing. Many of the Cretan men still wear the traditional costume, which includes the 'sariki', a crocheted black scarf, and the 'stivania' long black boots.