Monday, June 30, 2008

Windows Vista

I've been visiting this flat for more than 12 years. I've been out on the balcony twice. I recently noticed there is also this window:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

mmmm….it smells like bacon!!!

Last night I went out for dinner and drinks with a couple of friends, in a neighborhood of Athens that I’ve never visited before. We sat at a very nice eastern café on a small pedestrian road and enjoyed the fine evening with the company of fulia, falafel, taboule and other tasty dishes.

As the empty plates left the table making space for nargile and tea, I realized that most of the customers coming and going from the café were immigrants from eastern countries such as Egypt, Syria etc.

I had already started to surrender to the taste of the smoke and the pleasant conversation when four cars came rushing through the road blocking all possible exits from the shop. A couple of young dudes ‘disguised’ in free-style looks came out from the cars, letting us know that they were police, and asking everybody for their ‘papers’.

Some of the customers were ‘asked’ to follow the policemen to the station, Ahmed, the shop keeper, was kind of apologizing to the rest for the incident trying to explain that it was quite typical, but as you can probably imagine, everyone’s mood was more than spoiled.

Any way….I don’t want to start analyzing my thoughts about cops and the way they do whatever they do. I guess everybody has his/her opinions on such issues. However I need to apologize (for once again) for the horrible quality of the pictures…but as you understand the situation was quite tight!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sail away

The Nautical Club of Thessaloniki hosted the Tornado European Championship 2008. From the 16th till the 21st of June I spent several hours aboard, streaming the races live through the Internet.

All set at the starting line of the final race.

Race just started, me behind the camera.

The racing committee watching closely.

Olympic 2004 gold medalists Roman Hagara and Peter Steinacher from Austria.

For more on the games check the official website:

This is just foto aparat, after all!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Fête Européenne de la Musique

The necessary ingredients:

a pair of legs


couple of mates

sound & lights

...and you are ready for the European Music Day 2008 in Athens!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

In the fever of EURO

Every serious man on earth knows that Austria (together with Switzerland) is hosting the Euro football matches 2008.
In this mood, I recently saw this advertisement about match bets. A girl painted with the colors of Austria's flag, kissing a boy with the colors of Germany's. Its a little bit...extreme I think, but exactly in these countries' style....I think it also shows the people's feelings between these two countries. They feel close together.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lost In Translation

Just something funny I noticed in the subway.

Σήμα Κινδύνου – Emergency Signal

Couldn’t put it better

Προσοχή Στο Διάκενο – Please Mind The Gap

Nice Job

Προσοχή Στις Θύρες. Κλείνουν Προς Τα Μέσα – Be Careful


Radiohead song performed by ZX Spectrum, printer, scanner, and hard drives

Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Forever young

Humans have been historically obsessed with the idea of eternal youth and beauty. It looks as if it's one basic aspect of human nature.

I guess if we could one day reach this achievement, our image would resemble a lot to these dolls above. They don't look as if they're having a great time, do they?

How old were you in 1993?

Because we're young because we're gone
We'll take the tide's electric mind oh yeah? oh yeah
We're so young and so gone let's chase the dragon oh

Because we're young because we're gone
We'll scare the skies with tigers eyes oh yeah? oh yeah

We're so young and so gone let's chase the dragon oh
Let's chase the dragon...

...from our home high in the city where the skyline
Stained the snow I fell for a servant who kept me on the boil

We're so young and so gone, let's chase the dragon from our home!

(So Young by the Suede)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Everyday strangers

Complaints, complaints and more complaints…Well, this brief post is dedicated to the strangers we meet every day. People who have a role in our daily life, however, we know nothing about them.

Every single morning on my way to the subway station I see this (really cute) police woman who controls traffic on Sygrou Ave. She tells me when to stop, when to walk, it’s up to her if I’m late for work or not.

Am I in love or has the milk in my frappe gone bad?

Have a nice weekend!

P.S sorry for the bad picture, but if I had the nerve to go closer in the middle of the street, to take a proper one I would rather ask her out!

Morellenfeldgasse 26

Not too far away from the place I live, here in Graz-Austria, there is a road with this kind of statue on the wall of a building.

I was schocked the first time I saw it and every time I see it. This thing carries encrypted meanings which we could probably discuss, but I cannot yet believe that this creature on the bottom is ...pregnant! Things like that one can never find in warmer climates... I guess one more influence of Christianity or Alchemy? Maybe...But to be honest, I don't know if I like it or no.

Interesting detail

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Athenian eyeblinks

If you are driving to Athens, coming from the north, a few kilometers before entering the first suburbs of the city you come across this fancy overhead drivestop. To me, it stands there as a tasteless city gate.

This time my work involved visiting an old, military hospital. This is what caught my eye there. Glorious Hellenic Army.

While I was aimlessly driving around Athens, I saw this nice contrast of yellow and blue. This guy found this way to advertise his business: cesspit constructions!

Driving my way back, about 200 kilometers away from Athens, I captured Spring before leaving it behind me.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ukraine. Made in China

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Speaking words of wisdom

my response to Modern living - an antiutopia?

I wouldn't like to go into much detail on how, where or why I found myself there, recording this on camera. I only wish I could be as bright, at such age. Enough said.