Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Focusing on some details of Thessaloniki buildings.
Christmas is coming. Christmas is always here.
A harsh texture and some classical details.
People used to build details for the sake of beauty
but one day they suddenly stopped
and started building for the sake of... uhm... shape?
Or for the sake of matter?
Sunday, September 6, 2009
By tradition, every September Thessaloniki hosts an international trade fair, one of the few remaining fairs in the western world that are not targeted to a specific business sector. So let's say Thessaloniki hosts a fair of general interest.
In addition to the fair, Thessaloniki hosts by tradition every year anti-governmental protests that take place on the day the Greek prime minister makes his annual speech on the opening day of the fair.
By tradition, protesters swarm in Thessaloniki's city center in large numbers, but in different blocks.
By tradition, leftists, anarchists, gay anarchists, workers, greens, communists, public sector employees, unions... each have their own meeting points and march individually.
By tradition, these people protest for a range of different things. Others demand better pays, less working hours, while others demand the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan!
Here some firemen confronting some policemen. Kind of sweet.
And here is a scent of December.
It goes without saying that - by tradition - police is blocking all access to cars during this turbulent evening,
which makes the city center a paradise for us cyclists!
It takes a lot of effort for a car-free Thessaloniki.
But maybe it's worth it!