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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Looking upwards


CCC_9513 [Looking upwards]

The Observatory of Athens (top) and the church of Ag. Marina both stand side by side on a hill facing the Acropolis of Athens. They “lead their lives” in a similar way: One looks upwards to observe the stars in the sky. The other looks upwards to communicate with the Creator of stars. …

Athens:  18 /9 /2012, photo by Tony Taglides

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Silenus


CCC_9522 (Silenus)

An exhibit in the museum of the Stoa of Attalos in Athens.  It shows a herm in the form of a sleeping Silenus. Such herms served as fence-posts in ancient Greece and were used for decorative purposes in later periods. 2nd cent. A.D.


Athens:  18/09/2012, photo by Tony Taglides

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A lion’s eye

CCC_9713 [A lion’s eye]

Athens Zoo:  19/09/2012, photo by Tony Taglides

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012