Suicide pact

During a week-end at a friend's idyllic country house in Liguria, I got an idea of what Annie Hawes described in her book "Extra virgin" or Peter Mayle in his books about Provence or Frances Mayes in her memoirs of Tuscany or even John Mole in his autobiographical "It's all greek to me". 


Mykonos is a well-known greek island of the Cyclades. It's here that rich Athenians spend their week-ends in their expensive summer houses. It is an island where VIP's, e.g. actors or fashion-designers from all over the world,  take their holidays. Mykonos is mostly a party island, like Ibiza in Spain.

But there is another side to Mykonos, a side of history and tradition. 

A week of sculpture

Statue VII
These glorious kings and cardinals of the past are now reduced to stoney figures, polluted by the cars circulating near them and by the birds who fly over them and drop something on their majestic heads. Sic transit gloria mundi.
King Rene in Aix en Provence.

A week of sculpture

Statue IV
This god of the greek mythology is responsible for the feeling of panic, as with the loud music he played and the shouts he gave, he used to bring panic among sheep pasturing quietly in the fields.