Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sounio calling Galaxy

8010122 [Sounio calling Galaxy]
 The Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounio seems to be light-signaling to the heart of our galaxy 
in an attempt to ... establish communication!


Photographed at Sounio on June 20, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Zerynthia polyxena

801_3272 [Zerynthia polyxena]

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on March 24, 2014

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Monastery of Archangels - Asteriou


The entrance
801_8343 [Asteriou: The entrance]

The entrance to a little Byzantine monastery which stands on the northwestern part of Mt. Hymittos at a height of 545 m.

The monastery dates back to 10th c. and was populated until 1960. Throughout its history it has housed a large library. It’s dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel but it’s commonly known as Asteriou Monastery. A name that became widely used after a monk (Osios Loukas) from Steirio lived in the monastery circa 920 AD. The church caught fire at some time but some of the frescoes that date back to 16th c. can still be seen.
 

The court yard
801_8327 [Asteriou: The court yard]

The refectory
801_8303 HDR9 [Asteriou: The refectory]

The church interior
801_8319 HDR7 [Asteriou: The church interior]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 2, 2014


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ophrys gortynia

BBB5131 [Ophrys gortynia]

 Photographed on the island of Irakleia on March 27, 2010


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Serapias vomeracea

801_9479 [Serapias vomeracea]

801_9476 [serapias vomeracea]

 Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on April 30, 2015