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Over The Hillside

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Purchase Over The Hillside, a short written by Andrew Schiestel in 2019, on his second visit to the legendary Island of Ithaca, Greece.

This is a uniquely constructed piece of artwork that intermingles writing with a hero banner image—an image of Vathy's bay and distant Mt. Nirito in Ithaca—on a float-mounted construction that imbues a piece of artwork that not only impresses upon the soul with words, stirs the imagination through photography, but adds beauty and sophistication to a living room, hall, bathroom or office space.

The words of Over The Hillside evoke emotions and makes any reader smile. It reminds us all that life sometimes works works in delightfully unexpected ways.

Specifications include:

  • 11" x 14" photo printed; float mounted
  • UV protected
  • Non-glare PVC dead matte finish; eliminates reflection while maintaining colour contrast and detail

Over The Hillside is part of Andrew Schiestel's Short Story 2019 Collection.

Over The Hillside

By Andrew Schiestel

From Holland, I am, She said to the traveller. Why this island? he countered. Because of love. Ahh, yes, it’s a special island, He conversed. Yes, and a man, She said. Ahh, you fell in love. Aye, She responded. You’re from Holland, living in Ithaca, and met a Greek man? Aye, I did. Love and warmth written all across her face. Me and a girlfriend travelled here four years ago. She was snorkelling and I was bored on the beach. The Dutch-woman raised her right hand and pointed over the hillside, east of Vathy. I was trying to read a book, and that’s when he walked up to me. I’ve traveled the world, then ended up falling in love, here. It was sort of funny, and difficult, telling my family I was going to extend my vacation. It happens when you least expect it, She continued, blushing at the recital of it all.


The hero image is of the sun setting on Vathy’s bay on the Island of Ithaca; sailboats anchored for nightfall.

About The Author

Andrew Schiestel is a writer and entrepreneur living in Yorkville (Toronto) and London, Canada. He practices asceticism with certain behaviours, can be pedantic, and is more often peripatetic. 

He studies people, places, products and food of the Mediterranean Basin. And he writes stories: some fiction, some nonfiction, and others, a blend of both.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to receive my order?

2-5 business days.

What are the specs?

  • 15 1/2" x 33 1/2" photo printed; float mounted
  • Professionally printed image mounted on 1/8" Fibrex board to give an extremely smooth finish.
  • ¾" frame built on back to give the piece a floating feel.
  • A keyhole hanger is included on the back for ease of hanging.
  • Photo is coated with Interlam Matte UV 4.0 mil film. This non-glare PVC dead matte finish, eliminates reflection while maintaining colour contrast and detail.
  • UV protection for indoor graphics applications

Is there a refund policy?

If you're not completely satisfied with the beautiful humanistic element that Over The Hillside brings to your home or office you may return it within 30 days for a full refund on the purchase price. As per our standard Returns Policy, we pay 100% of your purchase price back and you cover the fee for the return label.

What countries do you ship to?

If you can accept parcels from Canada, we'll ship it to you. Free shipping applies to Canada and the United States. If your destination is outside Canada you'll pay for any associated duties.