Vintage Photos of the Greek Island of Spetses, by Hugh LIewelyn

Looking through Hugh Llewelyn holidays photos from his journey to the Greek islands on July 1981 (Flickr Album), we found a few lovely photos of Spetses Isl. and we decided to share them.

The first photo shows the main port of Spetses, Dapia, where you can easily also see amongst the buildings our Hotel. Back then, Alexandris Hotel had a darker ochre coloured walls and brown shutters. Observing the photo, we realise that not many things have changed on the scenery. You can compare it by your self if you look at our Location main photo, or even better: come to visit us, have a walk on Dapia and take your own photos 🙂 🙂 We will happily share them on our blog!

“Spetses Harbour, Greece, July 1981. No cars, vans or lorries are allowed on the island, the only motor vehicles being tractors!”
The local taxi service, Spetses, Greece, July 1981. No cars, vans or lorries are allowed on the island, the only motor vehicles being tractors!
“The town beach at Spetses, Greece, July 1981”
“The town clock, town square and Faros Restaurant, Spetses, Greece, July 1981.”
“Spetses Harbour, Greece, July 1981. No cars, vans or lorries are allowed on the island, the only motor vehicles being tractors!”
“Anarghini Beach Spetses, Greece, July 1981”
“The Nautilus a local motor boat (probably a former fishing boat) to take people to the various beaches on Spetses, Greece, July 1981”
“Paraskeri Beach, Spetses, Greece, July 1981”
“Pulling into the cove of Zogheria Beach, Spetses, Greece, July 1981”
The Madiz yacht in Spetses Harbour, Greece, July 1981″
“MV Mykinai, built 1975, ferry, in the harbour of the Greek island of Spetses, July 1981. Served as a ferry in the Saronic Islands.”
“Russian-built hydrofoil ‘Flying Dolphin VI’, 142 tons gross, built 1976, of the Ceres Line in the Aegean Sea near the Greek island of Spetses, July 1981”

Eleni Boukoura – Altamoura was a Greek painter. She was born on the island of Spetses in 1821, and she is noted as being the first great female painter of Greece.

#ΣανΣήμερα το 1900 αφήνει την τελευταία της πνοή στις #Σπέτσες η πρώτη αναγνωρισμένη Ελληνίδα 🇬🇷 #ζωγράφος 👩‍🎨 Ελένη Μπούκουρα – Αλταμούρα (1821-1900).

Παρουσιάζοντας τον εαυτό της ως άνδρα, η Ελένη #Μπούκουρα_Αλταμούρα πήρε μαθήματα ζωγραφικής στην #Ιταλία 🇮🇹, σε μια εποχή που η φοίτηση των γυναικών στις ακαδημίες τέχνης ήταν απαγορευμένη.

✍️«Η #Ελένη μπήκε στα ανδρικά ρούχα όπως οι Έλληνες στον Δούρειο Ίππο για να εκπορθήσουν την #Τροία. Η Ελένη παύει να είναι η Ελένη Μπούκουρη. Είναι το φοβερό «Κανένας». Είναι η Οδύσσεια μίας γυναίκας.», γράφει η Ρέα #Γαλανάκη στο βιβλίο της για τη μεγάλη ζωγράφο «Ελένη ή ο Κανένας» (Εκδόσεις Άγρα, 1998).

Η ζωή της σημαδεύτηκε από τραγικά συμβάντα που στοίχειωσαν την προσωπική της ευτυχία και διαδρομή, το δημιουργικό και ασυμβίβαστο πνεύμα της.

📸 Ελένη Μπούκουρα – Αλταμούρα, Απελπισία (χωρίς χρονολογία)

#Onthisday #boukoura #altamoura #Απελπισία #art #greekart #painting #culture #MinCultureGR

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