The ‘Venus de Milo’ at Louvre Museum in France was discovered in 1820 on the Greek island of Milos.
I know, if Aphrodite spoke she would not be speaking in English, or French for that matter. But, I’m sure she would picked up a few foreign words here and there from all those years of being at the Louvre and listening to the tourists speak.
The strange thing about this post is that at the time that I came up with the idea I didn’t know that there is an actual campaign in Greece, specifically by the residents of the island of Milos, to bring the statue back to the island. So weird! Maybe it’s a sign that it will return? It doesn’t seem to likely since it has been at the Louvre for such a long time. But, if it does happen it would be an extraordinary event to see the removal and return of the statue however you may feel about it.
The cherry tree was more productive this year. They’re so luscious and yummy. I’m off to the kitchen to make a cherry jam!
As a woman of my word I did indeed make my first cherry jam, and it is fantastic!
The beautiful and wild lilium flower. Glad I captured her before she quickly wilted away.
“She’s Stuck” illustation by Angela Zafiris
I”ll probably go back to this and see what else I can do. For now it’s good enough.
I caught a white butterfly up to no good in the lettuce leaves in the garden.
Μια λευκη πεταλουδα κανει ζαβολιες στα μαρουλια του κηπου.
This is Giannis’ chair. Poor guy can’t spell his own name.
For all of the wonderful mothers out there that bring their nurturing, warmth and compassion to the world.
A very cute and colourful side street in downtown Athens.
Ένα πολύ χαριτωμένο και πολύχρωμο παράδρομο στο κέντρο της Αθήνας.
A few lucky foreign students get a tour of the Acropolis.
The Roman Agora
In the distance is the ‘The Tower of the Winds’ below the Parthenon.
A mosque built by the Ottomans below the Parthenon. Now it is a museum.
It’s always fun to go downtown at the beginning of tourist season when the weather is warmer and the sun is shining. It makes my camera very happy. I think I took 100 photos! So many things to capture, from the people enjoying their stroll or the others at the coffee shops or restaurants, to the old buildings and the much older temples, nothing escapes my eye.