mykonos: light

the summer light in mykonos is brilliant, with a strength and clarity that i have never seen anywhere else, particularly when it reflects off the white lime surfaces of the buildings there. it’s hard for me to find the words to describe it; it’s like some sort of visual umami. many families in mykonos have built small chapels adjacent to their homes or in nearby fields, to commemorate the passing of a loved one. the combination of white church, blue sky, and mykonos lighting is hard to resist.