For my last post of the summer, I chose some mosaics from Hersonissos, a summer resort 25 km away from Heraklion, the capital of Crete (Greece) and a little "surprise" swimming pool, both linked to Crete and Heraklion (the land of the Minotaur)..
The following frieze with the jumping bull is a very famous fresco from Knossos, Crete which I wanted to include in this post, as it is linked with mosaics in the sense that Aristoteles Onassis had a mosaic floor for the swimming pool of his yacht designed on the basis of this specific fresco. This is what I had read in one of my mosaic books years back and on the occasion of this post I said, let me see if I can find out more and get pictures of this swimming pool ! I have been truly lucky.....
Here it is right here (picture shows Onassis with Churchill) - look where they are sitting on! From what I read from the pic source Onassis's party trick was to flood the swimming pool (which also served as a dancing floor) while people were still dancing. Read more here
VERY BEST SUMMER WISHES!