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Mykonos Doors: Aug 29, 2019

There are strict rules about what can and cannot be done in Mykonos. Property owners are required to whitewash their buildings three times a year and to use only prescribed colors. Obviously, white and blue. Click on photos to enlarge.

But these homeowners found a way to make their doors unique by making them look as though they were chipped out of the cliff face. Click on photos to enlarge.

Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Mykonos

Mykonos
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Mykonos is a city of light and wind. Citizens are required to whitewash their houses three times a year and color police enforce the color restrictions. Narrow winding streets were a deterrent to marauding pirates and they did a good job of deterring me as well. We were perpetually lost. The wrapped pipes (white, of course) reminded me of African masks. It was obvious to us all why Mykonos is  noted for its windmills, as constant gusty winds helped to cool down the otherwise hot day. Shopping galore, but I resisted the $1500 blouse and instead photographed the resident reigning cat in her royal wicker chair. No dogs were in evidence, but this black cat welcomed us to shore from her comfortable spot under the shade of a concrete bench. A lovely end to our last day of the cruise. Tomorrow we arise at 6 to go to Athens to catch our separate planes to Chicago.  We overnight there and then I head back to Guadalajara, my sister back to Sheridan.