The impressive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center just recently opened its doors to visitors. The cultural center is located in Kalithea, Athens and, from certain vantage points, offers stunning views of Athens, one can see the Port of Faliro and the Acropolis. For months, before its completion, seeing the cranes in the sky brought a refreshing air of optimism to the economic stricken Greece. The center has a huge library, a pond for sailing, yoga lessons, cinema room, as well as activities for children.
Why oh why can’t life be like a relaxing and beautiful day at the beach?
“Besides great climates and lovely beaches , California and Greece share a fondness for dysfunctional politics and feckless budgeting”. -James Suroweicki (a back to reality quote)
This cloud looks like a shark! Looks like a poster for the movie ‘Sharknado’!
Looks like a human face, but at a different angle it looks like my cat!
On the day of the Solar eclipse we had an incredible lightning storm in Athens. Storms like this one are a rare occurrence at this time of the year here in Athens. So, naturally I swung my camera into action, but those bolts were too quick for me. I did manage to get one lucky shot though as well as photos of weird faces in the clouds.
Lightning noun ‘a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.’
Roman Agora under the moonlight
Entrance to the theatre of Herodes Atticus
Photography exhibition outside of the theatre
The Evzones at Syndagma
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Water fountain at Syndagma square
Some night shots of Athens when I went downtown for the full moon festivities on the 9th of August. Most of the archaeological sites and museums were open and entrance was free. There was a huge crowd below the Acropolis enjoying the music and checking out the ancient artifacts and admiring the August full moon.
‘Something’s Brewing’ digital collage by Angela Zafiris
Something is brewing, and I don’t think it’s going to be good.
Κάτι ‘μαγειρεύεταικαι’ και δεν νομίζω ότι θα είναι καλό.
I don’t know what these flowers are called, but they sure do love my camera.
Δεν ξέρω πως λέγονται αυτά τα λουλούδια, αλλά σίγουρα αγαπούν τη φωτογραφική μηχανή μου.
I taught Angelo to take some time out from his busy schedule to smell the flowers. Well, they’re not as fresh, but it’s still cute to see a cat do something so human.
This lucky little lady bug
has landed here to stay
To make my garden pretty
and keep the weeds away.
This beautiful, tall flower is perfect for weddings.
Αυτό το όμορφο, ψηλό λουλούδι είναι ιδανικό για γάμους.