Friday, September 17, 2010

Benches and reflections from Hania harbour

It has been awhile since I posted any benches, other subjects have prevailed. However, I have shot one or two that might be of interest to the "bench-blogging community". In addition, a colleague of mine has also shot a few that he showed me (he is a much better photographer than I am) and which I'm sure others will appreciate too. Here are the links to his Filckr photos:





First class all of them.

My own photos this Friday are from the harbour of the Cretan city Hania ( or as Wikipedia puts it: Chaniá (Greek: Χανιά, /xaˈɲa/, also transliterated Chania, Hania, and Xania, older form Chanea and Venetian Canea, Ottoman Turkish خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.)

The town is ancient and its history varied, and so is its geography. These photos were taken in the so-called Venetian harbour with the Egyptian Lighthouse. And of course show some of the many benches that stands along the quay and where you among other things can study your newspaper...

... or study some of the many fisherman, or...

...try a bit of fishing yourself.

This is my contribution to James at Newtown Area Photo's meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on to MckLinky via his site - and you're on.

33 comments:

Marka said...

I'm a fan of sitting and watching the fishermen. I find it nearly as relaxing as fishing.

Berit's fotoblogg. said...

Beautiful pictures.

Berit.

Ken Mac said...

top shot is textbook perfect, but more importantly, beautiful!

Lew said...

Great shots! Beautiful spot! I especially like the lighthouse across the water.

Anne said...

Jaaaa, der har jeg da vandret du, en gang for noen år siden. FDU Rune, du har fanget hveragen her, i lav ettermiddagssol ser det ut til. Bare det å se de fiskerne får en jo til å slappe av og tenke på at en slett ikke slulle stresse overhode.
Nydleig Rune, nydelig.

Snart helg, kjærringa har fri, skal bare ha en runde med Mr. Ajax her nå så kan en virkelig begynne å tenke litt foto.

Dina said...

Nice to see the Chania benches up close.
And your friend has some unusual benches.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Den som kunne satt seg ned der og latt snøre henge ned i vannet, dra inn frisk sjøluft og kjenne solen varme, hadde gjort godt.

Fine bilder derfra Rune!

God helg :)

John said...

I've had about 5 holidays on Crete, last was 10 years ago; lovely island and a nice reminder of cold beers on the waterfront.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

That first shot of the harbourside brings back memories - it was much busier when we were there.

Reader Wil said...

Great photos! You are right: your colleague is an excellent photographer, but better than you??? I don't see the difference.
Thanks for the visit.Have a great SWF!

Randi's Tanker said...

Å sitte på en av disse benkene er en opplevelse! Ferierte for noen år siden i Nea Chora, 15 min gange til Chania havn, og vi spaserte ofte langs kaien her.

God helg!

ArneA said...

Re your recommendation of Bad Science
Here is another one recommended: Freakonomics

Jeni said...

From Norway to Crete and all the many fascinating waterways and harbors along the way! What wonderful tours you do take me along on as you visit these many places! (And all it costs me is pennies a day for my internet connection. How cool is that?)

Sistertex said...

Beauties! I used to love fishing and just don't get out and do it any more. I'm hoping to get back to it one of these days...would be nice if there was a bench I could do it from too. :)

Marie said...

These water reflections are lovely.

Dianne said...

beautiful place made more wonderful by your photos

Spiderdama said...

Flotte bilder, må være herlig å bare sitte å se på disse fiskerne + ta bilder da så klart:-)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a lovely place! I'd love to sit on a bench there! Your photos are terrific as always! Love the reflections and, particularly the lighthouse! Hope you have a great weekend, Rune! Thanks as always for your visit and comment!!

Sylvia

GAWO said...

Fantastiske bilder Rune. Med det første får jeg følelsen av at han karen må jeg ta et tak i før han faller i skjøen. Og på nr. 2 får jeg lyst til å sette meg ned. God plass til meg der. Bare sitte og nyte freden og roen. På det siste fikk jeg trangen til å hente fiskestangen og starte en liten konkurranse. Hvem får mest fisk inne en time?

Har kikket på de andre bildene via linkene, og de to første var ganske så morsomme. Men du har nå sannlelig mange gode "Benkebilder" du også. Jeg kan snart ikke gå forbi en benk, eller en måke for den del uten å sende en tanke til deg. Her skulle Rune ha vært tenker jeg når jeg ser noe spennende.
Ønsker deg en fin fin helg.

Irene said...

Kjempehyggelig å se bilder fra Hania eller Chania som jeg vanligvis forbinder byen med. Har feriert der en rekke ganger i min "ungdom" (er ungdom fremdeles + masse erfaring, hehe). Herlige bilder du serverer, avslappende aktivitet på havna minner meg om at det er helg!

Ha en god en! Helg altså!

Cezar and Léia said...

ohhh it's beautiful!
I could be there in these benches, reflecting about my life, the lovely landscape, the huge ocean, all day long, this scenery is really adorable!
Happy weekend,
Léia

James said...

The harbor looks like a beautiful place. I also enjoyed the bench photos!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful views of Hania Harbour! The first shot captures such a panoramic sweep of the foreshore! Delightful! And love the views of the fishermen!

GAWO said...

Det var nok ikke i Hardanger jeg fant monstermastene. Og ikke vil jeg ha de der heller!!
Det var i Bergen de stod og ruvet. I solnedgang kan de kanskje gå an...??

Clytie said...

Very beautiful reflections ... and such a nice place to both fish and watch the fishermen.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ann said...

I see man smoking in number one and three photo. In many places now, smoking is discouraged.

May be the tobacco smoke will frighten the fish away.

Ida said...

Flott serie,
og et nydelig kveldslys.
Man får ofte tid til å reflektere over mange ting i livet når man går rundt og fotograferer.
Det gjør nok disse fiskerene også.

Fortsatt god helg!

Tes said...

Lovely bay. I would love to sit in one of those benches :)

wenn said...

i would love to just sit there and admire!

imac said...

Beautiful photos Rune also grand Benches.

EG Wow said...

The water seems very close to the buildings. I wonder what it's like there during a storm.

Qwave À la carte said...

A L L U R I N G
Weekend Getaway Locality
Visual Treats
Me Heart :)

Viola said...

Skjønne bilder! Det var virkelig herlig å se! :)