Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ophrys mammosa

801_8866 [Ophrys mammosa]

Photographed in Attica (Kokkino Limanaki) on March 18, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Barcelona

_MG_4508 [Barcelona]

A partial view of Barcelona taken from the first floor of Museu Nacional d' Art de Catalunya.
In the middle of the photo one can see Av. Reina Maria Cristina that leads from a huge fountain in front of the museum to two Venetian towers in the distance.

Photographed on August 25, 2006

Please click on the photo for a better view.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tulostoma brumale

801_8719 [Tulostoma brumale]
 A rare, non edible mushroom

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on February 07, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Corvus corax

CCC_4390 [Corvus corax]

Photographed in Paris on August 12, 2011

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


recording © Filip Verbelen
original recording modified by the blogger

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A kouros

_8011950 [a kouros]
A marble statue of a kouros (a sculpture of a standing nude young man) found in Anavyssos, Attica.
It had been stolen and taken to France, from where it was returned in 1937. It is worth noticing how powerful and articulate the body is with emphasized muscles. The statue stood on the grave of Kroisos, as is indicated by an epigram on its base that says: “Stop and mourn at the grave of dead Kroisos, whom the raging Ares destroyed when he fought among the defenders.”

It dates back to about 530 B.C.

Photographed in The National Archaeological Museum in Athens (here) on January 18, 2014.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lanius collurio

DDD_5043 [Lanius collurio]
 
Photographed at Schinias on October 15, 2014

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