Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The University of Athens: The historic building

IMG_0601 [The University of Athens]


  The pictured historic building of the University of Athens is situated in the heart of the city. It was designed in the 19th-century by the Danish architect Hans Christian Hansen (1803-1883) as part of the so-called “Athenian trilogy” of neoclassical buildings consisting of the University of Athens in the middle, the National Library on the left and The Academy on the right. Once, it housed all University services but today its use is restricted to housing the Rectorate, the Senate and the Great Hall of Ceremonies.
 

Photographed in Athens on April 10, 2016
 

Please click on the picture for a better view.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Orchis anthropophora

802_3603 [Orchis anthropophora]


Orchis italica
_8012917 [Orchis italica]


A hybrid of anthropophora and italica
802_3597 [hybrid: anthropophora + italica]

 The three flowers were only a few meters away one from the other; a fact that facilitated pollination.  

They were photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 12, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ardea cinerea

DDD_4303 NX [Ardea cinerea]

Photographed at Schinias on March 15, 2014 

 You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.



recording © Pamela Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

“The runner”

801_5410A [The Runner]

This controversial piece of art was made exclusively with sheets of glass arranged horizontally one on top of the other on a well-hidden metal skeleton. It was created by the Greek artist Costas Varotsos in 1988.
Originally, it was placed on Omonia square where it remained until 2000 when metro works began. Then, it was moved - reportedly for safety reasons - to the square next to the Hilton Hotel where it can be seen until today.

The Runner in the picture above seems to be about to cross a “Finish line”.

Photographed in Athens on May 31, 2014

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Colchicum bivonae

802_6734 [Colchicum bivonae]


802_6751 [Colchicum bivonae]


Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on September 05, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ending the day on the golden sea

DSCN0907 [Ending the day on the golden sea]

Photographed in Halkidiki on July 08, 2006

For a similar picture taken on the same spot on the same day please click here.


Saturday, August 27, 2016