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Greece: Dimitsana through Athens

As predicted, it’s taken me ages to get to the third and final installment of my Greece photos [post 1, post 2], but here it is! We start this last third of the trip in Dimitsana, yet another incredibly charming mountain town. Greece was nothing if not charming. But first, as always, my favorite image from the set. You’ll hear more about Mystras below.

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I left off in the also-charming also-mountain town of Kalavrita, on Christmas Day. When we got back down the mountain, we hopped in the car and took the ride over to Olympia, where we stayed at the very hospitable Hotel Pelops (highly recommend!). But it was Christmas Day, and everything was closed. Likewise December 26, which is also a holiday in Greece. Our hotelier suggested/basically told us we must drive around the nearby mountains to see the towns of Dimitsana, Stemnitsa and Andritsena.

Dana & Hal | Josephine Butler Parks Center wedding | Washington, DC

Dana and Hal were married in February, if you can believe it. For one glorious weekend, this oppressive winter we’ve been having lifted and granted them the most ridiculously beautiful day one could possibly hope for a DC winter wedding. The Josephine Butler Parks Center was a classy, bright yellow backdrop to their laughter-filled ceremony and rollicking reception. Meigh with Lula Mae did a great job putting it all together.

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We started the day at Meridian Manor Bed and Breakfast, an incredibly charming old house just a couple blocks down from the JBPC. Dana’s tiny friends devoured the strawberries provided by Alison Harper & Co. (It’s so cute that they do that!)

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I have to tell you, this mirror was making me so happy.

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All prettied up, we got Dana over to the Josephine Butler Parks Center for a “first look” with Hal on the mansion’s balcony.

Kathy AngelMarch 10, 2014 - 3:38 pm

So neat to see another family tradition at weddings! The ladies in my extended family do a dance to Crocodile Rock at every wedding where we count to 3 and jump on the ground and wiggle our legs in the air. It’s hilarious, embarrassing and awesome all at the same time. Lovely wedding!!

Pamela MooreMarch 11, 2014 - 2:45 am

Wow, fantastic pics! Very refreshing to see our dear Mother Earth provide what looked like a perfectly beautiful day to celebrate your union. All the best to you both.

Personal: February in Photos

I’ve decided to do a few more personal posts around these parts. Because I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who read the blog (thanks guys!) and because, though this is primarily a business tool, it’s also something of a diary for me. And if I commit to doing a monthly round-up post, maybe I’ll actually get around to taking more photos and downloading them. Big promises! In the meantime, at least I have enough material for a February post.

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Also, you may have noticed that February isn’t over. This roundup is coming early because tomorrow I head off to New Orleans to cover Mardi Gras. I’m excited but also nervous. And I’m really, really hoping to come back with a lot of really great images. The big plan is to put together a book.