Sunday, September 27, 2009

Political marketing FAIL

Life is cruel, treats you unfairly,
Even so, a God there must be

Mini Me, you complete me.

A taste of the ongoing Greek election campaigns.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Goodmorning Athens

The alarm was set at 6:50

I drew the curtain

and looked down

the beginning of another day

on another part of the planet

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ice plant

ice plant
Today we're gonna learn about the ice plant.

ice plant
We first met at Vlasti.

ice plant
And she brought spring to my autumn.

Friday, September 11, 2009

City details

Focusing on some details of Thessaloniki buildings.

Christmas is coming. Christmas is always here.

Urban beauty.

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

Thessaloniki protests

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!