“Pausing, I admired its simplistic and elegant beauty”

Climbing up a narrow cobblestone street towards the summit, the thought of exploring the unknown treasures of the island stirred my heart with childlike enthusiasm. Walking along the cliff face, overlooking the ocean, almost hidden, a stone building with white washed walls and blue staircase caught my attention. Pausing, I admired its simplistic and elegant beauty.

“I paused, admiring the Mediterranean facades…”

Walking along the deserted street, I paused, admiring the Mediterranean facades of earthy hues decaying yet defiant in their timeless beauty. Scarlet sandstone walls with elaborate wooden doors contrasted brilliantly against well worn blue cobblestones. In the distance the ringing of Church bells, slowing brought me out of my reverie.