Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Afternoon coffee at the Acropolis

8014569 [Afternoon coffee at the Acropolis]

Seeing these young people enjoy their afternoon coffee on the rocks near the Acropolis, I hesitated to approach them with my camera in hand, as I might be considered an “intruder” but I was pleasantly surprised at how polite they were while they were giving me the permission to record the moment photographically. Thank you guys!

Photographed near the Acropolis on April 26, 2014


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sturnus vulgaris

DDD3820 [Sturnus vulgaris]

Photographed in Holargos on February 17, 2014

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

original recording modified by the blogger

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oriental beauty in Athens

801_4544 [Oriental beauty]

It seems to be trendy these years for young couples from the Orient to choose the Greek islands or Athens as the location for their wedding ceremony. According to official reports in 2013 more than 1200 couples from abroad came to Greece for that purpose. In this photo a happy bride is posing in front of the Acropolis in an effort to combine her “dream day” with her “dream place” to visit. We wish them all a very happy life.

Photographed in Athens on April 26, 2014


Monday, September 15, 2014

Conium maculatum

DDD_2150 [Conium maculatum]

Conium maculatum is a highly poisonous plant the juice of which caused the death of Socrates
 - the ancient Greek philosopher - after he was convicted to death by the Athenian magistrates in 399 BC.

Photographed in the Athens University Botanical Garden on April 23, 2013


801_5246 [Conium maculatum]

It can reach a height of 2.5 meters.
In this clump of plants on Mt. Parnassos it was more than 2 m high when it was photographed on May 23, 2014.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Colchicum lingulatum

8017417 [Colchicum lingulatum]

8017194 [Colchicum lingulatum]

Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on September 03, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cicada cicada


801_7259 [Cicada cicada]
 
Although cicadas favour open pine forests, this one "landed" on the balcony of my apartment saving me a trip to the forest to find it! Did it come to me to be photographed? I wonder!


Photographed in Holargos on August 22, 2014

You can use the audio player below to listen to the insect if you like.
 
recording © Tony Taglides


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Colchicum sfikasianum

8017342 [Colchicum sfikasianum]




8017384 [Colchicum sfikasianum]h

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on Sept. 01, 2014



Wednesday, September 3, 2014