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jaywalker
26-05-09, 12:48
Hey all.. promised would post piccies of my recent vacation trip to Crete with Laurie (my significant other) :)

This is a small selection of our pics, mostly of archaelogical sites and the like :) oh and the view :)

Knossos
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01720.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01723.jpg

Malia Palace
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01734.jpg

Gortyn
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01799.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01800.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01817.jpg


Agia Triada
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01936.jpg

General Views
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01843.jpg

Us at end of it all
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01959.jpg

patriots88888
26-05-09, 12:53
Nice pics of what apperars to be a lovely vacation. :)

Waiting for someone to say that they should be resized though! :whi:

Your_Envy*
26-05-09, 12:56
Wooow amazing pics! I love that place! And I see you two had fun. :D

Johnnay
26-05-09, 12:58
nice pics

*waiting for a Greek to Reply*

adventurerLara
26-05-09, 12:59
What a beautiful place:D
Nice pics:)

oraclebop
26-05-09, 12:59
Those pics are lovely, except I kinda fear the second one. Thanks to the monstrosity of pot smashing in Underworld. :rolleyes:

I hope you enjoyed it either way! :wve:

Another Lara
26-05-09, 13:02
They are great photos but just do not do the place justice! Really did not want to come back! :o

Marianna12
26-05-09, 13:49
nice pics

*waiting for a Greek to Reply*

Here I am!:D
I haven't been to Crete...yet!
But, I know many people who have been there and they all say it's an amazing place!
Nice pics! Looks like you had fun!:hug:

jaywalker
26-05-09, 14:15
Resize? erm.. right :) dunno how to on the site lol

Keir_Eidos
26-05-09, 14:53
(*sigh* That reminds me how much I love Greece)


Oh wow. That looks super awesome. Especially the shot of the coast. It makes me want to dive in to the Aegean. You lucky git!

Oh and you two make a great couple ^______________^

touchthesky
26-05-09, 15:10
Great photos.

Your hair has grown!

Priscilla
26-05-09, 15:44
WOW! Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing :)

jaywalker
26-05-09, 16:03
Great photos.

Your hair has grown!

lost 3 stone since beginning of april :) 12 lbs since coming back from the hol itself on the 13th May

tlr online
26-05-09, 16:04
You two look awesome together, and Crete looks stunning to boot!

jaywalker
26-05-09, 16:09
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01719.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01735.jpg
Hmm dunno why i never seem to smile in pics :) was loving it :)
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01748.jpg

CerebralAssassin
26-05-09, 16:13
yup.Crete is amazing .I'm gonna go there sometime this year myself!!:)

jaywalker
26-05-09, 16:15
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01751.jpg
Loved their roads. Just lines of tarmac in the mountains.. Hairpins all over place.. :)
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01764.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01771.jpg
And what else would you expect in the middle of a mountain range.. A homosapien museum of course
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01839.jpg
Proof i SMILE!
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01840.jpg
Future home the amazing Rethymno/Réthymnon, amazing Venetian town :)
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01841.jpg

jackles
26-05-09, 16:40
Where did you stay? Back in the 80's (yeah yeah that long ago) I went to Crete and we stayed at Aghios Nikolaos. Best holiday ever. :)

jaywalker
26-05-09, 16:44
Where did you stay? Back in the 80's (yeah yeah that long ago) I went to Crete and we stayed at Aghios Nikolaos. Best holiday ever. :)

We were in Gouves, near Iraklion.. just up road from Agios Nikolaos. We went there tho on way to Spinalonga
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01857.jpg
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01876.jpg

Alex Fly
26-05-09, 16:53
Great pics. It seems you had a great time there ! :tmb:

tampi
26-05-09, 16:56
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01839.jpg


hehehehe:D


This is a fantastic view and personal picture :tmb::cool:
WOahh!!
Happy holydays :)

jaywalker
26-05-09, 17:00
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01886.jpg
SNOW :)
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/jayandlaurie/Crete%202009/DSC01937.jpg
Steps that are thousands of years old :)

tampi
26-05-09, 17:16
Yes, the stairs often shows a more significant age.
Many of the great monuments have steps completely worn out by the footprints. :)
That's really cool to see, because surely people 2000 years ago was walking there with sandal's hemp

jaywalker
26-05-09, 17:19
Yes, the stairs often shows a more significant age.
Many of the great monuments have steps completely worn out by the footprints. :)
That's really cool to see, because surely people 2000 years ago was walking there with sandal's hemp

This place was almost pristine tho, they hadn't done hardly work on it, as they had no written history of the place so didnt know who lived there, or when so has only had really basic work done on it.. Ironically for the exact reason its not been spoiled making it tourist friendly etc..

tampi
26-05-09, 17:22
But, has it dated???

jaywalker
26-05-09, 17:26
But, has it dated???

they've worked out rough dating on it based on style of layout and the stone used etc, but other then that its pretty much a guess as to its age and use..

tampi
26-05-09, 18:11
they've worked out rough dating on it based on style of layout and the stone used etc, but other then that its pretty much a guess as to its age and use..

Thanks. Very cool place in any case :)

Holidays are always beautiful and relaxing :D

Another Lara
26-05-09, 20:07
they've worked out rough dating on it based on style of layout and the stone used etc, but other then that its pretty much a guess as to its age and use..


Yeah they've dated it to around the same era as Phaistos Palace down the road, but there is no record of it in the documents they have from the Palace, so they don't know if it's a palace or a villa or a town etc...

jaywalker
26-05-09, 20:11
Yeah they've dated it to around the same era as Phaistos Palace down the road, but there is no record of it in the documents they have from the Palace, so they don't know if it's a palace or a villa or a town etc...

Hehe u know a shed load more about this sorta thing then i ever will :)

Another Lara
26-05-09, 20:30
Hehe u know a shed load more about this sorta thing then i ever will :)


Well I would hope so... after getting a degree in the subject I would be worried if I didn't! ;)

Dina_Croft
26-05-09, 20:35
good choice...crete..though i haven't been there...lol....ah...agia triada..lol..i'm greek too so...i'm proud of my country..:D

*laralover*
26-05-09, 21:06
Wow awesome pics! You two look very nice together too! :D

jaywalker
27-05-09, 07:10
Wow awesome pics! You two look very nice together too! :D

Thanks :) we got a lot to thank TRF and Lara for heh :)

Johnnay
27-05-09, 07:18
i love Greece's waters. so Blue and the towns. im dying now.

and these pics should be resized im sorry but they're a bit too big:)

jaywalker
27-05-09, 07:28
i love Greece's waters. so Blue and the towns. im dying now.

and these pics should be resized im sorry but they're a bit too big:)

They been `approved` by the big man :) i dont know how to do resize on IMG commands so asked him and he said they were fine :) hehe guess not everyone has a huge monitor running 2560x1600 resolution :)

Nephili
27-05-09, 07:41
Awesome pics Jay! You and your partner look good together, Crete looks amazing too!

I should be heading out to Malia later on in the summer, can;t wait!

:tmb:

jaywalker
27-05-09, 07:52
Awesome pics Jay! You and your partner look good together, Crete looks amazing too!

I should be heading out to Malia later on in the summer, can;t wait!

:tmb:

Hope you get to see more then just the pubs/clubs of Malia :) Thats like being given total access to the British Museum and staying in the café :)

Another Lara
27-05-09, 07:57
Hope you get to see more then just the pubs/clubs of Malia :) Thats like being given total access to the British Museum and staying in the café :)

lmao, what a way to describe Malia! :vlol:

...even if it is a little bit too polite! :pi:

daventry
27-05-09, 08:14
Oh look, apparently you two werent allone. :p

http://i42.************/2luuf0j.jpg

Ikas90
27-05-09, 08:23
^ :p

Great pictures J and L! Looks like you two had a fantastic time. I enjoyed scrolling through all the pictures. Makes me wish I went to Crete. :p

Legend Killer
27-05-09, 10:33
Awesome shots there! Looks like a great place to visit! *adds to list* :tmb:

Another Lara
27-05-09, 12:47
Awesome shots there! Looks like a great place to visit! *adds to list* :tmb:

It is... my 7th time there and I never get sick of it! Actually hoping to buy a house out there soon! :jmp:

jaywalker
27-05-09, 12:56
It is... my 7th time there and I never get sick of it! Actually hoping to buy a house out there soon! :jmp:

:) as long as net connection we'll be fine anywhere on the island :)