night photography

Night Sky/Νυχτερινος Ουρανος

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A distant shot of the ‘strawberry moon’ from yesterday.  Before this year I had never hear of this phenomena. It is called a strawberry moon because the Algonquin tribes of North America saw the pinkish moon as a sign to harvest the wild strawberries. Strawberry time! 🙂

Μια μακρινή φωτογραφία από το ‘strawberry moon’ δηλαδή φεγγάρι «φράουλα» από χθες. Πριν από αυτό το έτος δεν είχα ακούσει ποτέ για αυτo τo φαινόμενo. Ονομάζεται φεγγάρι «φράουλα» επειδή οι φυλές Algonquin της Βόρειας Αμερικής είδαν το ροζέ φεγγάρι ως σημάδι για τη συγκομιδή των άγριων φραουλών. Ωρα για φράουλες!

 

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Super Blue Blood Red Moon

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The “Supermoon” went from blood red to yellow.

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The yellow “Supermoon”.

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Today was the day the ‘supertrifecta’: blue moon, supermoon and total lunar eclipse occurred all at once, the last time this happened was 150 years ago!

Here in Greece, I was able to see the moon clearly and I saw the full moon change hues from red to yellow ocher. But, I didn’t see any blue hues on the moon. People who live in East Asia, Australia, and the West coast of North America will see this extremely rare supermoon a lot more clearly.

The phrase ‘once and a blue moon’ comes to mind and I think that we can expect a lot of changes with this rare moon. I believe the changes have already affected me because I did a good job of cleaning and organizing my bedroom 😉

Athens By Night

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Roman Agora under the moonlight

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Entrance to the theatre of Herodes Atticus

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Photography exhibition outside of the theatre

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Greek Parliament

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The Evzones at Syndagma

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

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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.

Little Paris/To Μικρό Παρίσι

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A nighttime shot of the Eifel tower at Filiatra.

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The small town of Filiatra is located in the prefecture of Messinia in the Peloponesse. It is called ‘little Paris’ by the locals and you can see why since the towns’ landmark is a replica of the Eifel tower which is located at the entrance of the town. This area exports grapes to many countries in Europe and the French are the biggest consumers. I heard that the Eifel tower was built in the last century to honour the French who praised the quality of the grapes from Filiatra.

There are many other replicas of the Eiffel tower all over the world from Las Vegas to China. I had no idea there were that many!

For more images of replicas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/replicas-eiffel-tower_n_3721294.html