Author: Angela Zafiris

Hello! I'm a Artist/Writer/Photographer who lives in Athens, Greece. I have many creative ways from writing, photography, collage art, mixed-media art and poetry. I love sharing my work with people from all over the world through my blog.

Retro Decor/Ρετρό Διακόσμηση

vintageshop

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A very happy and bright retro shop in the heart of Athens.

Ένα πολύ χαρούμενο και φωτεινό ρετρό κατάστημα στην καρδιά της Αθήνας.

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Enemy/Εχθρός

Noenemies

The lines have been drawn

The walls have been built

The enemy puffs at the gate

Forever lingering like a loyal dog

The bear, the shark, the snake, and black dog

All symbolize

The enemy, the  foe, the rival

They Claw,

Gnash with their teeth,

 Slither and howl

The tides of hate flow

Back and forth

And in a stormy black sea

 A lonely boat with a white flag

 Pleads for peace

But goes unheard

 Just muffled cries in the dark

Who will win, who will lose

It won’t matter

It will never end.

 

4oo followers!?! WOW!!!!!!Thank you for not being my enemy! 🙂

 


The Bridge/Η ΓΕΦΥΡΑ

corinth bridge

Καλό μήνα! (Kalo Mena) translates to ‘happy first day of the month’ as we like to say in Greece.

A different perspective of the Corinth canal bridge. Not sure why there are plastic bags there!

Μια διαφορετική προοπτική της γέφυρας του καναλιού της Κορίνθου. Δεν είμαι σίγουρη γιατί υπάρχουν πλαστικές σακούλες εκεί!

 

End Violence against Women

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‘Battered Bride’ (Κακοποιημένη νύφη) handmade collage by Angela Zafiris

November 25th is the international day for the elimination of violence against women and girls.

According to a report by the U.N secretary general “..on the basis of data from 2005 to 2016 for 87 countries, 19 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey. In the most extreme cases, such violence can lead to death. In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6 per cent of male victims.”

These statistics are horrifying and it needs to end. There is not a woman who has not been a victim of violence. This cannot continue to be our reality.

For more information visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_the_Elimination_of_Violence_against_Women

November Rain

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The month of November has long been the rainiest month in Greece. But, the rare ‘medicane’ (mediterranean + hurricane) that enveloped Greece this past Wednesday brought catastrophic flooding that took the lives of 21+ people, (many more have not been accounted for), and hundreds of people have been left homeless. This is the worst flooding Athens has seen in decades and it has left the country in a state of shock.

Global natural disasters are increasing by the day and whatever the cause, that fact is that we live in an unstable planet. Like our ancestors we have to adapt to the changes and continue to rebuild again. My sympathies and condolences to anyone who has lost someone to anyone who has lost a loved one the flooding, earthquakes and fires in recent times.