Endless Blue/Απεραντο Γαλαζιο

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Some photographs of the beautiful and relaxing seascape off of Cape Sounio  or the ‘Athenian Riviera’.  I wish I had this view all the time, well maybe not on stormy days 😉

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi

Μερικές φωτογραφίες από το όμορφο και χαλαρωτικό θαλασσινό τοπίο από το ακρωτήρι του Σούνιου ή την ‘Αθηναϊκή Ριβιέρα’. Μακάρι να είχα αυτή την θέα κάθε μέρα , ίσως όχι στις θυελλώδεις ημέρες 😉

“Δεν πρέπει να χάσετε την πίστη στην ανθρωπότητα. Η ανθρωπότητα είναι ένας ωκεανός. αν μερικές σταγόνες του ωκεανού είναι βρώμικες, ο ωκεανός δεν γίνεται βρώμικος.” Μαχάτμα Γκάντι
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Poseidon Adventure

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Many names are carved into the marble from the 19th century. The scandalous Lord Byron left carved his name here.

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The Doric style innovative columns.

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Next to the temple is the lesser known Temple of Athena.

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Let it flare!

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The Temple of Poseidon is located at the southernmost point of  the Athenian peninsula at Cape Sounio. It is an hour and a half away from Athens’ center. The long drive there is gorgeous and worth it. The temple is dedicated to Poseidon the Greek God of the sea. It was rebuilt by order of Pericles in the 5th century B.C. over an older temple from the Archaic period. This site has been continually inhabited since prehistoric times.

This is my second time at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. I can’t get enough of the temple and views here. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. The task of organizing them was a bit of a chore, but I finally got around to publishing them. I have more of the pictures of the views of the ocean that I will be posting soon.

For more information about the temple and 3D view of how it used to look in ancient times head on over to this site: http://www.ancientathens3d.com/sounio-history/

Sounio Beach/Η Παραλία του Σουνίου

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A few photos from a beautiful and relaxing August beach day. It’s a bit far from where I live but it’s worth the drive. The temple of Poseidon is right next to it and it overlooks the beach.

Μερικές φωτογραφίες από μια όμορφη και χαλαρωτική ημέρα του Αυγούστου. Είναι λίγο μακριά από το σημείο όπου ζω, αλλά αξίζει τον κόπο. Ο ναός του Ποσειδώνα είναι δίπλα  και έχει θέα στην παραλία.

The World Needs to Chillax

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Illustration by Angela Zafiris

It’s an anthropomorphic world! Eww the world has some very ugly feet 😉

Μy drawings were inspired by the recent catastrophic events of the past few years. It seems like the whole world is on fire. From the Amazon to the Arctic to Europe, Australia and Africa. The melting of the glacier in Iceland. So many terrible chain of events. It’s so depressing. If only the arrogant world leaders were all environmentalists. What a better world it would be.

Είναι ένας ανθρωπομορφικός κόσμος! Ο κόσμος έχει πολύ άσχημα πόδια. 😉

Τα σχέδια ήταν εμπνευσμένα από τα πρόσφατα καταστροφικά γεγονότα των τελευταίων ετών. Φαίνεται ότι όλος ο κόσμος καίγεται. Από τον Αμαζόνιο στην Αρκτική στην Ευρώπη και την Αφρική. Η τήξη του παγετώνα στην Ισλανδία. Τόσα πολλά τρομερά γεγονότα, το ενα μετα το αλλο. Είναι τόσο καταθλιπτικό. Εάν μόνο οι αλαζονικοί ηγέτες του κόσμου ήταν όλοι περιβαλλοντολόγοι ο κόσμος θα ήταν ένα καλύτερο μέρος.

Sweet Escape/Γλυκιά Απόδραση

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Beautiful trees for shade.

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Beautiful path. Majestic!

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Happy Birthday to me..:)

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Water is so hypnotizing.

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Stunning green and blue water.

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Blinded by the beauty!

It was a sweet escape to the beaches of Epidavros in Argolida. A beautiful place to celebrate my birthday yesterday.  It was a great choice as the area was not only breathtaking but it was so quiet. Also, the beach was very private with clean, warm waters and trees for shade instead of umbrellas. 😉

Ήταν μια γλυκιά απόδραση στις παραλίες της Επιδαύρου στην Αργολίδα. Ένα όμορφο μέρος για να γιορτάσω τα γενέθλιά μου χθες.

Ήταν μια εξαιρετική επιλογή, καθώς η περιοχή όχι μόνο κόβει την ανάσα, αλλά ήταν τόσο ήσυχη. Επίσης, η παραλία ήταν πολύ ιδιωτική με καθαρά, ζεστά νερά και δέντρα για σκιά αντί για ομπρέλες.

 

 

Small Town /Η Μικρή Πόλη

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A bust of Greek philosopher Aristotle

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A quick escape from Athens to the southern small town of Halkida in Evia. The place where the, ‘father of western philosophy’ Aristotle died on the 7th of March 322 B.C.

“Yes the truth is that men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.”
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“Man is by nature a political animal.” -Aristotle
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Beach Life/Η ζωή στην Παραλία

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Greece is surrounded by beautiful beaches, so you don’t have to go to an expensive island to get to one.  I’m not a ‘beach bumb’. A little swim in the ocean is great if you have the opportunity to do so, but not every single day of the summer. That’s a little much and that gets boring and tiring. Plus, I can’t relax sometimes and I don’t do water sports. I brought my camera though, what does that tell you?

If you can’t get to a clean beach just look at my photos and pretend you’re there 🙂

Η Ελλάδα περιβάλλεται από όμορφες παραλίες, έτσι δεν χρειάζεται να πάτε σε ένα ακριβό νησί για να επισκεφτείτε ένα. Δεν είμαι “αλητάκος της παραλίας”. Λιγο κολύμπι στον ωκεανό είναι υπέροχο αν έχετε την ευκαιρία να το κάνετε, αλλά όχι κάθε μέρα του καλοκαιριού. Αυτό γίνεται βαρετό και κουραστικό-για μένα. Επιπλέον, δεν μπορώ να χαλαρώσω μερικές φορές και δεν κάνω θαλάσσια σπορ. Έφερα όμως τη φωτογραφική μηχανή μου, τι σας λέει αυτό;

Αν δεν μπορείτε να φτάσετε σε μια καθαρή παραλία, κοιτάξτε τις φωτογραφίες μου και προσποιείτε ότι είστε εκεί 🙂

Miracle Melon/Θαύμα με το Καρπούζι

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During the hot summer months in Athens my mother liked to sit on the balcony in the afternoon and eat pieces of watermelon.  This would be her last summer of doing just that. She had this bad habit of spitting out the seeds. Many of them would stick to the marble floor. But, there were some seeds that landed in the pot in front of her. A pot that I had planted a yucca in.  By some strange miracle the seed germinated just a few weeks ago and a  watermelon vine started growing. And now there is a cute little watermelon growing from the vine!  I have tried countless times to plant seeds in these pots and most of the time they have not germinated. It’s a hit or miss with seeds, that’s why the more seeds planted the better chance of success. So my family and I were shocked that this seed actually germinated. It was such a funny, yet comforting thing to have happen close to a year after her passing. Perhaps it’s a message that life continues and to flourish and to grow and not to give up even in difficult circumstances.