Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Umbrellas in the sky

DSCN2408 [Umbrellas in the sky]

Thessaloniki: 06/07/2008, photo © Tony Taglides

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Alectoris chukar

CCC_5915 [Alectoris chukar]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on February 3, 2012

You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.


original recording modified by the blogger

Monday, February 20, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Erithacus rubecula


CCC_5926 [Erithacus rubecula]


Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on February 3, 2012

You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.


recording © Pamela C. Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Castel Sant’ Angelo

BBB1547-2 [Castel Sant’ Angelo]


A late night shot of an ancient building that stands on the Tiber in the Vatican City for almost 2000 years.  Built in 130 AD by the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family, it has also been used as barracks, papal fortress, medieval prison and since 1933 as a museum. Originally, it was called “Hadrian’s Mausoleum”  but according to tradition at the end of the sixth century there was a procession led by the Pope Gregory (the Great) aiming to pray for the cease of an ongoing plague. When the procession arrived at the castle, people saw the Archangel Michael standing on the top of the castle and putting his sword into the scabbard. This gesture was interpreted as a sign that the plague would end soon which actually did end soon. Since then the castle is known as Castel Sant’ Angelo.


Rome 20/08/2009, photo © Tony Taglides

Friday, February 3, 2012

Phalacrocorax carbo

BBB7804 [Phalacrocorax carbo]


The proverb “Birds of the same feather flock together” evidently reflects reality!


Kerkini  06/06/2010, photo © Tony Taglides