Sleeping dog at the Palace at Knossos

September 10, 2010

Dog at the Palace at Knossos, Crete (Greece) - photo copyright 2010 Kenny Darrell

Sleeping Dog at the Palace at Knossos, Crete (Greece) - photo copyright 2010 Kenny Darrell (free use with attribution)

You recognize the three maidens, of course, the Ladies in Blue fresco.  Dogs wander all over Crete, Kenny discovered.  Strays?  Neighborhood dogs just not bound by a fence?

Maybe this mutt is just a lover of history, or archaeology.  Dreaming of the Knossos that was?  Who will tell the dog the fresco is a reproduction?  Do they duplicate the dog at the display in the Heraklion Museum?

Kenny got inspiration from roaming the ruins of the palace.  Some of his colleagues, he reported, were less interested, because they were ruins.  They had hoped for more of a palace to tour.  Walking through a cradle of civilization, but craving the comforts of guides and air conditioning . . .

From Kenny’s stay in Crete early in the summer.

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