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What I Did in 2007

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RobW_ says:

How Do You Do?
Hi there! I am accepting the challenge of producing and posting a picture a day, every day of 2007, starting from tomorrow. I hope I can stick to it, and I hope I produce something of interest, to me and to others. I look forward to following many of your stories, too. I've met a few interesting people already, just from reviewing all these stubs. Good luck all my fellow-voyagers.

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(I copied this idea from Samrag in Iceland, with his permission. Thanks!)
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Saturday, 17 November 2007
The New Boundary Wall


The New, and the Old

Andreas and his two brothers finished the new brick zig-zag railings in two days, notwithstanding that it rained all day today, sometimes very hard. So here is the final look, with the old wooden railings lying in the foreground, along with some extra steel reinforcing rods for earthquake-proofing.

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Simon-K says:

Calendar looks great, good idea for presents
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Dragonhide says:

they certainly work fast! Will you please send them out in my direction? I have lots of horse fence needing repair from last year's storms, still.....
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

I most say the calendar is a really great idea, in fact I think I'll try it too
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Beautiful wall and the calendar is a fantastic idea.

When your crew finishes at Tim's they continue west and come build me a new fence.
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sunshinecity says:

indeed some good stuff! the work looks great.
very cool idea for the calandar too, i agree!
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friuduric says:

Earthquakes, huh?

They did great work -- the wall looks great.

Last Christmas we made little photo books for family. This year we'll do it again, and with MDPD, we'll have much more choice!

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CollardGreens says:

Wow Rob - I'll have to review the last few days in the morning - by to say hi...
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Sunday, 18 November 2007
Rainbow


Rainbow

The highlight of this very wet, freezing Sunday, which announced that winter has come to Zakynthos, was this beautiful rainbow at the end of the day.

One of the downsides, we have discovered in our time in Zakynthos, to having Albanian workers, is that they refuse to clean up when they finish a job. They use, and abuse, our tools, steal them sometimes, and when they think they are finished, demand their money and leave us to clean up. That has taken us a couple days of hard work.

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Monday, 19 November 2007
Weathered Wood


Weathered

On this bright, sunny but damp Monday morning, after 3 days of rain, Ritsa had a meeting with the mayor and some officials about our sewage hassles at the Dimos (Town Hall) in Vanato village. While I waited for her, I strolled around the village and came up with an extensive set of photos of this typical Zakynthian village.

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sunshinecity says:

wow hey!!! amazing stuff..... the rainbow we had made it all the way over there too!
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RobW_ says:

You had a rainbow too?
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sunshinecity says:

oh crap, my bad wrong link.... lemme fix that...
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sunshinecity says:

ok done try now
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Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Sunset Silhouette


Sunset Silhouette

After starting out windy and freezing cold in the morning, the weather cleared up beautifully, and I was able to shed three layers of clothing as we continued to cart away rubble and clean the tiles of the bar veranda in the wake of the zik-zak project. A few other tasks as well, as we get ready to leave the bar and the island.

At the end of the day, I got to put my feet up, enjoy a sundowner and the view of the sky changing colour in the sunset.

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Dragonhide says:

LOL at Sunshine :)

OOps.

Wonderful rainbow, Rob!

On second thought, maybe I dont want those workers after all..
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RobW_ says:

OK, now I see the rainbow (again). Thanks, Sunni!
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

Great rainbow, really makes me wanna sing: ejem*cof*cof mimimimiiii...ok: somwheeeeeeeeeereeeee oveeer the raiiinbooowww wayyy theeere up high.... wait I think that's not the way it goes ...oh crap
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Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Lost and Found


Mafioso

One thing I thought I would never do on this diary project would be to post a self-portrait. However, some of the usual suspects challenged us to come up with a picture of ourselves wearing clothing someone had lost and we had found.

So, here we are, me in the garden wearing a genuine Marks & Spencer Panama Hat, a pair of black no-name-brand sunglasses and a black Paul Smith singlet, all unclaimed lost property at Freddie's Beach Bar, looking like a mafioso on vacation.

I saw Jonathan's effort earlier, and it was great; I hope I see lots of creative and fun pictures when I go to Glory's thread to put up the link to this humble effort.

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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

All right, thats the thing!

You look like that singer, Juan Luis Guerra

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CollardGreens says:

Sunglasses and you have Elwood....
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Simon-K says:

Some great pictures Rob - love the rainbow! Though I think you should have posted the mafioso portrait :)
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

You are 9 hours ahead of many of us Rob, so you will have to wait. I did post a test portrait a few days ago and that is my icon.
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

where's the lipgloss, rob! WHERE!?

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sunshinecity says:

lmao, niiiiice. I too would have loved the mafioso look tho!
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RobW_ says:

Four shades of lipgloss! Damn, I forgot, sorry. Too late now.

And besides, are my lips not glossy enough?
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RobW_ says:

Love your submission, Gypsy!
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ebilflindas says:

Well played, Rob! I would've dug the shades thrown in there, too. An alter-ego perhaps?
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RobW_ says:

OK, bowing to innumerable requests, I have changed the image to the sunglasses version. Still no lipgloss, though.
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Sexy Swedish Babe says:

okay, I am patiently waiting for the lipgloss ...
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

You're starting to look now like one real mafioso, now it's when you say: Fabritzio!!!!! You dissapointed me and now I'm gonna have to kill you

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eelend says:

:)
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Thursday, 22 November 2007
Winter Colour


Shrub

After yesterday's effort, we all deserve a little beauty, I think, so here are the rich colours of an unnamed shrub in our Tsilivi garden. I could have shown you a blue moon, our well, which needs painting, or our battered and rusty wheelbarrow, full of grass cuttings after trimming our lawn. But this was Flickr's least interesting, and my personal favourite, so here it is.

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RobW_ says:

Thanks for all the comments, by the way. Those who didn't comment have disappointed me, and I shall have to send Pablo around to deal with you.
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Simon-K says:

Hahaha its Don Rob!!
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sunshinecity says:

what a gorgeous intense colour!
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

It's de "dead flower" given by the mafia leaders to those who have offended the "family"

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RobW_ says:

Sorry I've been missing for three days, I drove the ladies (Ritsa and her Mum) and their luggage to Athens on Friday, and back to Zakynthos, via the mountainous route today. I've got 200+ photos in my camera, so I'll upload and post in the morning. Check your diaries then also.
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Dragonhide says:

Nooooooo NOT PABLO!

(Unless he brings good Mexican beer)
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

All right Jallen you asked for it!!! hehehe

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ebilflindas says:

I'll bring the limes and the machete!
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Friday, 23 November 2007
Leaving Zakynthos, Part 1

Zakynthos View

Starting to catch up here, but it may take a few days. Last Friday, we started our semi-annual migration from our summer base on the island of Zakynthos to Athens. Because it takes more than one trip to transfer all of our luggage, I will be back in a day or two to finish packing up and bring another load..

Here is a view from the deck of the departing ferryboat of Zakynthos Town. The ferryboat ride is always an interesting experience. One meets so many friends, acquaintances and customers, especially on a Friday afternoon when people are going away for a weekend off the island; several doctors and pharmacists going to a weekend conference in Athens, lots of children and their parents going to a swimming meet, and the Bishop of Zakynthos, going to the bedside of the Archbishop of Athens, who is critically ill with cancer.

At the end of the trip, nice to get back to the familiar surroundings of our apartment, empty for the last seven months, and my neglected bookshelf

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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

Like pink floyd said: goooodbye bluee sky...good bye bluuueee sky godbye....


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Saturday, 24 November 2007
A Special Place


Portico

I was up early on Saturday morning, to take a walk in the familiar surroundings of Philopappus Hill, above our apartment. On the other side of the hill is the 11th century little church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris, within sight of the Acropolis, where Ritsa and I were married on 20 May, 1973.

On that day, I waited at the top of these steps under the portico (she was 40 minutes late) where her father passed her over into my care, before we entered the church for the Orthodox wedding ceremony.

See the set for other pictures from my walk.

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Sunday, 25 November 2007
Et in Arcadia Ego


Peloponnese Scenery

On Sunday, I drove back to Zakynthos, but instead of taking the National Road which hugs the shores of the Gulf of Corinth, I took a leisurely drive through the mountains of the northern Peloponnese, those over which the sun rises when we are in Zakynthos. I stopped off in a couple of traditional mountain villages, full of Athenians enjoying a weekend or day trip in the country, and feasting on country food.

Here is typical scenery on the drive. This is the semi-mythical region of Greece called Arcadia. Plenty of outtakes today.

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Dragonhide says:

Rob, I saw the picture, and I exclaimed, "That looks like Missouri!" Albeit our mountains are more rounded being very old.... And then I read the text and exclaimed again, "ARCADIA??"

The particular mountain range in Missouri I am referring to is next to a region called "Arcadia Valley"... being the valley of these mountains, of course.

How interesting.... I find the similarities really remarkable.

That is very cool- a slice of your love history with Ritsa... to revisit the site...
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CollardGreens says:

Nice walk down memory lane...I like the ferries - more like waterborne taxis ...good stuff Rob.
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RobW_ says:

Oh dear, I'm way behind, been travelling again, attending to some family issues, and my internet connection in Athens has not been operational since I arrived here two days ago. Eventually sorted that out, and I'm back online. I'll be uploading and posting later.

Thanks for your visits, Jallen and CG. It is interesting that Arcadia in Greece resembles Arcadia in Missouri. Obviously the Ancient Greeks named the region after their favourite part of North America?
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ebilflindas says:

Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to, Rob.
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Loca.... says:

Hi, Rob.
:))
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Dragonhide says:

Hahahahahaha Rob- Somehow I think it's probably the other way around.. Even though our mountains are not active like Greece mountains are and therefore older looking, I somehow think someone from Greece had the same reaction as I did in while visiting Arcadia, Missouri and the name stuck. ;-)
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Monday, 26 November 2007
Gate of the Old Synagogue, Zakynthos


Gate of the Old Synagogue, Zakynthos

Back in Zakynthos for a few days, I spent most of Monday in the Town, doing various errands. I walked past the site of the Old Synagogue of Zakynthos, which probably very few people notice, and took this shot.

The synagogue no longer exists, since the earthquake of 1953; what remains are a garden of remembrance, and monuments to the bishop and the mayor who saved the Jews of Zakynthos in 1944. See the links in my Jewish Cemetery set. It is a wonderful story.

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sunshinecity says:

a beautiful set rob!
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RobW_ says:

Thank you Sunshine! I'm glad you were the first one to respond. I thought of you when posting it.
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ebilflindas says:

It truly is a wonderful story, Rob, and interesting that there would also be a South African connection. I once dated a South African Jewish woman, and this made the reading all the more interesting to me.
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(P Granovsky) Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? says:

interesting

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Dragonhide says:

That is a wonderful story... I loved the stand-off between the bishop and the commander... truly inspiring.
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ebilflindas says:

Greece: Home of Heroes, Ancient and Modern
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RobW_ says:

Thanks guys, for your visits, comments and admiration. Yes, it is an inspiring tale. Ebil, lots of ex-SA Jewish people in San Diego, a favoured destination for people who fled the violence and crime in the 70's and 80's, especially medical people.

Now, to wrap up the rest of the week that I missed.
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Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Potjiekos


Potjiekos

What's cooking? Pork cubes with half a cabbage, potatoes and other mixed vegetables, herbs and spices, olive oil and wine. That's potjiekos, a traditional South African outdoor cooking method.

I had another load of bougainvillea cuttings to burn, a refrigerator-full of vegetables, a little meat not suitable for grilling, and a long evening on my own. The solution - bring out the potjie, the original method of slow-cooking.

Sadly, uploaded too late to make the November theme, but it tasted good anyway, and lasted for 5 meals.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Through My Window


Through My Window

An autumn view through my open bedroom window, while reading in bed in the morning.

I do believe that this was the only picture I took all day. Very busy packing up and organizing things, and I also had some rather distracting news from Athens.
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Thursday, 29 November 2007
In the Belly of the Beast


Last One Left

Today, I finished packing up, loaded the car for a second time, and drove to Athens again.

There were not many vehicles on this, the first ferry of the day, and by the time I made my leisurely way to the car deck, they had all driven off, leaving my car in splendid isolation. The Greeks are always in a hurry to get off boats and aircraft, which bemuses me. What's the hurry, guys?

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Friday, 30 November 2007
Pedicurist Window


Pedicurist Window

The little shop on the corner next to the newsagent where I buy my newspapers, which was an NGO green office two years ago, and vacant and derelict a year ago, has been transformed into a chic pedicurist with charming window decorations.

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Saturday, 1 December 2007
Blue Door


Blue Door

So, 11 months down, one to go. I'll be sorry when it's over, but I know I'll carry on doing this.

So here is a cute blue door, around the corner from us in Koukaki, Athens. In fact, almost next door to the window in the previous shot, on the way to the supermarket and newspaper shop.

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Sunday, 2 December 2007
Christmas Karavaki


Christmas Karavaki

The fishing boat in lights is a symbol of Christmas in Greece, especially in the Aegean Islands, I'm not sure why, perhaps some story about the Baby Jesus being protected by fishermen in Galilee. Here is a decoration on a busy pavement in Faliron, Athens, where we went for an evening seaside walk earlier tonight.

Maybe one of my Greek contacts will enlighten me about this custom.

Update: And very soon, Leda did

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sunshinecity says:

how curious that boat light structure.... a curious symbolism indeed!

I like the blue door!
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Monday, 3 December 2007
Artemis


Elegant Window Display

Running around and doing things without a camera this morning, in between catching up with diaries and Flickr contacts. Later I took another sunset walk, from home this time, up to the New Acropolis Museum, taking exciting shape, and worth a daylight visit or two, through the fringes of Plaka, and back to the beer pub in Plateia Gargaretta to quench my thirst.

Lots of nice photos to choose from, which I will caption, tag and unlock in the morning, but my choice for now is this very minimalist, extraordinarily elegant illuminated window display in the heart of Plaka, corner of Adrianou and Kydathinaion.

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Dragonhide says:

I'm fascinated with Potjiekos- we often do that out here in Missouri- especially my cousin who hunts all his meat and usually cooks outside. There is nothing better for cooking to me than cast-iron. A bit of a hassle to keep clean and rust-free but worth it.

The cooking method is referred to locally as "Dutch Oven cooking"... to be a proper dutch oven cooking however, the lid is put on top and coals put on top as well. People bake breads like this. We however cook more closely to what the potjiekos wikipedia describes.

Yum, good stuff.

That is a beautiful collection of sculpture.
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RobW_ says:

Hi Tim - yet another commonality (BTW, the name of our local government area in Zakynthos is also called the Dimos of Arkadia).

Indeed, your Dutch Oven cooking is identical to potjiekos. We, of course, also cook with the lid on, and put coals on the lid, particularly when potjie bread is being baked. That particular picture was taken with the pot open after I had served myself.
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ItinerArts says:

I like that sculpture.

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Simon-K says:

I love that sculpture!!!
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Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Pretty Face


Pretty Face

It was a grey, rainy, miserable day in Athens today, hence I didn't go out much. When I did, I was attracted by this charming visage, part of a much larger display, taking up a whole pharmacy window.

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Dragonhide says:

Rob- I followed links after links from your first link to Potjiekos stuff... I really do like the South African design... I like their more rounded sides and especially the 3 legs. I'm probably going to look to acquire one soon :)
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RobW_ says:

Great. Spreading the potjiekos culture all over the world!
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Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Christmas Window


Christmas Window

Staying close to home and seasonal, just around the corner is a shop window, always intricately decorated. Last time I photographed this window, it was decorated for Easter.

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sunshinecity says:

what a cute little window scene!
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ebilflindas says:

4 Dec: That's a scary looking skin condition, but at least the pharmacy carries a remedy!
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sunshinecity says:

Hahaah....
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RobW_ says:

LOL
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Thursday, 6 December 2007
Acropolis By Night


Acropolis By Night

Taken earlier this evening from the rooftop terrace of our apartment building when we went up to take in washing from the line up there. It gets dark so early in the evening these days

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ebilflindas says:

Do the lights stay on all night?
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RobW_ says:

Yes they do. I'm afraid I don't know what time they switch off, probably sunrise.
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friuduric says:

Ooo, pretty lights! (Is the boat thing related to "I will make you fishers of men", perhaps?)

What time does it get dark in Athens? Here it's getting dark around 4:15 in the afternoon, with only about 8 hours of daylight. I love long nights, but no one else in the family does. I keep telling them that in 2 weeks the tide will turn, but they keep moaning, all the same!

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According to the Weather Channel, sunrise tomorrow is at 7:28am, sunset at 5:05pm, so a good 10.5 hours of daylight, and it's going to be sunny (yay!), 17 centigrade (52 Farenheit). It's all relative, but the Mediterranean climate suits me.
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Marc, the building site crane (one of three) is significant, because it is engaged in the very delicate activity of transferring antiquities (including the Parthenon Marbles) from the old and outdated Acropolis Museum up top, to the wonderful new museum below. Stand by for more photos - I visited it again today.
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Friday, 7 December 2007
Knife and Fork Twins


Knife and Fork Ladies

On this evening, Ritsa and I had the pleasure of meeting one of my very first Flickr contacts, the lovely Leda. We met at Monastiraki Metro station, and walked up through the Plaka, the picturesque old historical neighbourhood of Athens, just under the Acropolis, with labyrinthine streets and neo-classical architecture, where we had very fine coffee at Melina's coffee shop, a shrine to the famous Greek actress/singer/politician, filled with photos and memorabilia.

On the way there, we passed this rather spectacular piece of urban graffiti (see the full picture here), by well-known Athenian artist Zap51. Athens is a very rich source of street art, if you like that sort of thing, and in some areas it seems to be tolerated and encouraged, in many cases commissioned.

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Dragonhide says:

I do like graffiti.. as long as it doesn't deface what is already beautiful... I don't mind it a bit when I see it in decaying urban areas- it shows some love for the area, caring enough to add a splash of color. If the city won't improve the aesthetics , the people will.

That's a great example, Rob!

Also- congrats on your first flickr meetup! :)
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RobW_ says:

My first meeting with Leda, but certainly not my first Flickr meetup, I've had five or six with Flickr folk who have sought me out at the bar, and one memorable one in Frankfurt, recorded here on my diary earlier in the year. And I look forward to more in the near future.
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ItinerArts says:

I still hope to be in Greece in the summer; you may get some more visitors.

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Saturday, 8 December 2007
New Acropolis Museum


New Acropolis Museum

I took a walk up the road to the New Acropolis Museum, an exciting project we have been following closely since it started 10 years ago, since we walk past it to get to the centre of the city. It is a project which has had its fair share of controversies. When the design was unveiled in 2002, I was sceptical , it was so modern, one felt it should be "older", but after reading the architect's vision for the project, and since construction began, I have become an enthusiast.

A year ago, I visited the temporary exhibition housed in the neighbouring Weiler building, in which one sees detailed plans of the new museum, how the exhibits will be displayed, and many artifacts recovered from the section of the ancient city uncovered when they excavated the site. The new museum will actually incorporate these excavations in a revised design, where glass floors at the entrance will enable visitors to see below their feet how people lived two thousand years ago.

This photo shows the clean angular lines of the building, the high-tech glass being used to capture the unique light of Athens while keeping the summer heat out, the Parthenon Gallery on the top, offset by 23° to match the orientation of the Parthenon itself, visible just 400m away, and finally, the last of the three construction cranes being used to transport the packaged antiquities from the old museum to the new.

For those interested, the Wikipaedia article is worth reading, and this photo shows the overall context of the museum in relation to the Acropolis.

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RobW_ says:

Woohoo, Barry!
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Sunday, 9 December 2007
Blowing Smoke


Blowing Smoke

We spent most of the day in the seaside suburb of Voula, having a taverna lunch with elderly relatives of Ritsa. After lunch we went for coffee, where we were seated outside. I noticed this girl smoking inside, and captured her as she was blowing out her smoke. Caught in the act, Alex?

Quite a range of outtakes today.
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sunshinecity says:

possibly.... or maybe not lol
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Loca.... says:

Wow for the graffitti, love it.
This last one became so pretty, , a great caught in tha act.
Love to come here, although not so often now.
Thanks for your great comments.
:))
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friuduric says:

Nice action shot! Funny that she was *inside* smoking and you were outside (not smoking?).

That is a very interesting new museum. There will always be controversy with new architecture in ancient places...

--Imperatrix
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RobW_ says:

You're absolutely right! I learned from my reading about this project that there is a great deal of bitchiness and jealousy in the architectural profession.
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Simon-K says:

Quite like the look of the new museum. Whenever a modern build is proposed near something old there's always a massive argument, its happened quite a lot in London. But when its done right the two can work really well together
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Monday, 10 December 2007
Kafeneion Window


Kafeneio Window

Another outside-looking-in window shot, taken on an evening walk around our neighbourhood in Athens; this time an old-fashioned, traditional men-only "kafeneion" coffee-shop, where the old guys get together to smoke, talk and play cards. Not a woman to be seen. I couldn't imagine anything more boring personally. Maybe we should send in Sunshine, Glory, Bella and Sexy Swedish Bombshell to wake things up?

Most of my other shots from this day were indoor just-in-case "rescue shots" (good name, CollardGreens). Busy with other, stressful things all day.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Dancing, Smoking Couple


Party Time

Out in the car in the Athens traffic today to conduct some family business in the neighbourhood of Kypseli. Lunch in a taverna on a pleasant little square with a pigeon-infested statue in the middle, while waiting for Ritsa to finish her business.

Driving home, I snapped this charming scene from a billboard while waiting at a red traffic signal. It is actually part of a cigarette advertisement. Look what a great time we could be having if we smoked Assos Filter!

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RobW_ says:

Thanks Simon!
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