Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Via della Conciliazione

BBB1542 [Via della Conciliazione]
Via della Conciliazione: a 500-meters-long street in Rome that extends 
from Castel Sant' Angelo [here] on the river Tiber to St. Peter's Basilica [here].
Absolutely crowded during the day, absolutely quiet during the night.

Photographed in Rome on August 20, 2009

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Aphrodite, Eros and Pan

8012032 [Aphrodite, Eros and Pan]

A marble statue showing Aphrodite, Eros and Pan, which was found on the island of Delos. The nude goddess Aphrodite is trying to keep away from her the goat-footed god Pan who is making erotic advances to her. She is holding her sandal threateningly in her right hand, while the winged god Eros is trying to help her.
About 100 B.C.

 Photographed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens [See it here] on January 18, 2014.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spiranthes spiralis

8018201 [Spiranthes spiralis]
Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 21, 2014

8018045 [Spiranthes spiralis]

8018039 [Spiranthes spiralis]

8018036 [Spiranthes spiralis]

Last three photographed at Schinias on October 15, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

A wedding

IMG0595 [Evoia wedding]

On June 21, 2014 I had the pleasure and honor to attend the wedding of two much-loved friends - Iro and Aris - which took place on the tiny island of St. Nicholas in Northern Evoia.

It was "Unforgettable"; to describe it in one word!

We wish them a happy life.

Here follow a few pictures of the venue:

St. Nicholas: a day view


St. Nicholas: a night view

St. Nicholas: a panoramic view

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sternbergia lutea

8017851 [Sternbergia lutea]

8017877 [Sternbergia lutea]

Both photographed on Philopappou Hill on October 06, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Biarum tenuifolium ssp. abbreviatum

8017910 HF4 [Biarum tenuifolium ssp. abbreviatum]

Photographed on Philopappou Hill in Athens on October 06, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stars dancing for "Aristarchos"

CCC_9095 [Stars dancing for "Aristarchos"]

 Aristarchos is the largest telescope in Greece with a diameter of 2.3 meters.
It is situated at the top of Mt. Helmos at a height of 2.224 meters.

Photographed on Mt. Helmos on August 24, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cyclamen graecum

8017778 [Cyclamen graecum]

Photographed on Philopappou Hill on October 03, 2014

AAA3641 [Cyclamen graecum]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 06, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mantis religiosa

8017114 [Mantis religiosa]

Photographed on the island of Aegina on August 13, 2014