Precious/Πολυτιμος

My late mother’s colourful brooch.

Precious as the light

The soul wages a constant

War with the darkness

Bright colours they will never see

Don’t be ungrateful

Don’t be angry

Never take for granted

Or it will be taken away.

Iris/Ίρις

After the storms come the sunshine and the rainbows. In this case a cool double rainbow.

Brighter days will soon come..

Μετά τις καταιγίδες έρχεται ο ήλιος και τα ουράνια τόξα. Σε αυτήν την περίπτωση ένα διπλό ουράνιο τόξο.

Θα έρθουν σύντομα πιο φωτεινές μέρες ..

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

You REAP What You Sow/O,τι Σπέρνεις, Θερίζεις

Illustration ‘You Reap What You Sow’ by Angela Zafiris

Happy Halloween!! A little treat for the followers. I drew the reaper getting what he deserves. And a poem in the spirit of Halloween. 🙂

THE GRIM REAPER

The reaper

Looks grim

His patience is wearing thin

He knows he can’t

Come for my soul

Though the hands and feet are cold

But not the heart

It won’t grow cold by the storms

Or by enemies and vampiric energies

The black magic went away

Watch it’s slow decay

Black shadows deflected

By the light

Up into the air

To meet the wrath of the angels

My time isn’t his

Let the reaper despair.

Galatians 6:7-9

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Evzones At Night

At ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’
The changing of the guard at the Greek parliament.

Night time photographs of the ‘Evzones’-Greek presidential guards. I was just walking by when the ceremony began for the changing of the guard. I have photographed it before during the day, but I decided to take some night photographs too.

This took place after a anti-mask protest at Syndagma square across the street. A lot of action that night :0

Bird In Flight

‘The sky’s the limit!’

That’s what they said

Before the great world war

Unbridled optimism

Impossible as it seems in the time of fragility

If you know the past, then you know the future

And the past was just a cycle of highs and lows

Have patience and look up

One day our spirits will soar

We will fly high like the birds

And without any limits.

Ancient Downtown

At your own risk 😉
Cute instruments.
Wise words to live by.
A social distancing street musician.
The exterior of the Odeon of Herodes of Atticus. Completed in 161 A.D.
Steps leading to the ancient theater of Herodes of Atticus
A view of the Acropolis from the below.

Kalo Mina! (Happy New Month!)

As happy as anyone can be in these difficult times.

Resilience is the key. I am fearful of October..Let us pray!

These are a few street photos from a month ago that I took around the area of the Acropolis, Plaka, as well as the shopping district of Monastiraki. Of course it wasn’t as crowded as other years, but there were quite a few tourists.

I will be avoiding the downtown area as cases of Covid-19 have gone up there and I want to avoid the metro too.

Athens Landscape

The best preserved-in Greece- Temple of Hephaestus in the distance
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.

A few photographs that I took of the stunning view of the Acropolis, and the rest of the center of Athens, from a roof top cafe. These were taken weeks before the strict measures for covid-19 were implemented again. The downtown core is a hot spot for covid-19 cases are going up. It was inevitable, not the least bit surprising as it can get congested in the touristy areas with the cafes and social distancing is not possible. No one wants to wear a mask outdoors, but now with the new measures people will have to if the want to go downtown. So, I guess we will be headed for another lock down soon as the fatalities are increasing, and I probably won’t be heading downtown for a long time. 😦

Nightfall/Σούρουπο

A view of the Saronic gulf from aboard a ferryboat, as night falls over the ocean and the ships.

“It’s the end of the day, but it feels like dawn, and a new beginning. It comes to me that both twilight periods are, in fact, symmetrical events on opposite sides of midnight, a cycle of endless creation and destruction, an Ouroboros.”
― Florian Armas, The Shamans at the End of Time

Quiet Beach/Ησυχη Παραλια

I’ve always preferred beaches that were quiet and had as little people as possible. This summer, due to the pandemic, a quiet beach is a a must 🙂

Πάντα προτιμούσα παραλίες που ήταν ήσυχες και είχαν πολύ λίγα άτομα. Αυτό το καλοκαίρι, λόγω της πανδημίας, μια ήσυχη παραλία είναι απαραίτητη 🙂