Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Acropolis museum

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The new Acropolis museum is an ultramodern glass and steel archeological museum spreading over 14.000 square meters and housing nearly 4.000 ancient artifacts. It is located by the southeastern slope of the Acropolis hill.
The museum - “one of the best in the World”, according to international experts - was built with the purpose of housing the archeological finds on the Acropolis; especially the Marbles of the Parthenon (commonly known as the Elgin Marbles). Inauguration took place on June 20, 2009 and its opening to the whole world served as a reply to those refusing to return the Marbles to where they belong with the poor excuse that Greece had no appropriate place to keep and protect them. Well, we cordially invite them to visit the museum. I am sure a single visit would be enough for them to reconsider their arguments!


Photographed in Athens on January 30, 2014

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The entrance to the museum

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Large numbers of domestic and international visitors make their way into the museum every day. There were “over 6.5 million visitors […] in its first five years of operation”. [http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/content/annual-report]
 
Photographed in Athens on September 28, 2013

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Late evening traffic

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Watching the full moon from an overpass on a warm summer evening, I was tempted to experiment once again with capturing the light trails of cars rushing out of and into the city. Similar attempts had refused to yield acceptable results for me but “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” I thought. So I set the camera on the tripod.

A couple of days later the processed image on the screen of my computer reminded me of the old well-known saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” I’m glad I did.

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Photographed at the outskirts of Athens on July 20, 2016

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Psittacula krameri

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A regular visitor to our garden where she seems to enjoy the fruits of the olive tree.

You can also see her here.
 
Photographed in Holargos on March 27, 2016


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



Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year wishes

[2017: New Year wishes]

Καλή Χρονιά! Χρόνια πολλά!