Monday, May 31, 2010

Drawings of Sea Animals




See Animals, taken from a book called German for Art Forms of Nature by Ernst Haeckel.It was published between 1899 and 1904

Friday, May 21, 2010

The beauty of a forgotten palace: Tatoi

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Once upon a time a reigning family was residing in it,

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we felt it's majesty the moment we arrived with Sylvia and Andreas,

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now being rediscovered as a new source for the modern
greek history with no dramas,

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in which photogenic Kings and Queens of the Hellenes,
have an iconic position.

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A warm welcome to the main entrance to the Palace from it's current residents, 2 super- friendly dogs -as Andreas noted: the "King" and the "Queen"

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always imagining what's behind these doors.

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"Our power is the love of our people" is what the King and the Queen need and it is quite obvious here.

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I almost made it inside a former guest house around the main building.

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Where once Queen Mother Frederika and the spanish Infantas were enjoying the views

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now we can enjoy this too

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and visit this amazing spot just outside of Athens

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where unbelievable flora

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and early 20th century landscape design still exist

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looks like yesterday the doors of a fairy tale opened,

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and relics from the past can be seen

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everywhere

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and then time passes and we leave it behind.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Athena Days

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Athens is sparkling these days,

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having a terrific time with Sylvia and Andreas.

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at the massive opening of newly established Kunsthalle Athena

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which Marina Fokidis recently established in a fantastic building at Metaxourgio area

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having good old friends and collaborators in town like Jan Aman- here with Andreas

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having great guest Annika here with John Kleckner and Yorgos Sapountzis

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Met nice new people like Yorgos Stamkopoulos, here with Kunsthalle's Anneta Papadatou and Marina

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TowersAndPowers.com for Kunsthalle Athena

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Andreas' stack of furniture.

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Sofia and Dimitra Vamiali

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Art Athina's hosted a great party where I danced with Sylvia

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and Andreas Melas

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Andreas with Rebecca

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and Javier Peres is here

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Juliette Bonneviot and Helga Wretman - other artists from Kunsthalle

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step by step with Helga

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twittered with Alexandra Tsesmeli, danced with Andreas

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Nik from Aids 3D and Helga

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mingling with Jan, Andreas, Diana and Annika

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Swedes are great: Jan and Annika

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Nadia Gerazouni is always a smile
here with Robert Pettena and Helena Papadopoulos

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Rallou with Cleopatra

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John and Margarita

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Daniel and Nik from Aids 3D, Nadia and Jessica

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Diana Baldon and Annika

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the dancefloor is on fire

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Aphrodite Gonou and Stathis Panagoulis at Kunsthalle

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the chilly weather brought everybody closer here with Marina Vranopoulou

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Iliana Fokianaki and Alexandra

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Rebecca Camhi's booth

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with Andreas' house of my dreams

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and Teleporting Utopia can be the talk of this town.