Sunday, December 26, 2010
We spent the evening at the Staatstheater in Munich today. We enjoyed the "sleeping beauty". Everything was amazing, but I liked especially the costumes.
On the way home I rehearsed my "slipping into the new year" if you know what I mean ;)
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This is not part of a space engineering program, it is a german coffee machine! A bit old though, the company says that if it breaks down, they will not fix it...
I'm not sure how it works but in any case I still prefer the refreshing greek frappe.
Kaffee und Kuchen irgendjemand?
p.s. It also makes tea ;)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Photo taken 6 years ago in the, back then, magnificent Piso Gialia beach in Andros. Now this beach has some real houses of far lesser design and features a loud mainstream beach bar. RIP.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I wanted to share with you the stollen I am making, and since you are so far away, I decided to post a picture while it's baking.
When trying to capture the perfect smell, I got this picture!! What does it look like to you? To me, it's something like --> this <-- data-blogger-escaped-br="">
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We are very happy that our newborn blog has reached more than 1000 page views from several countries!
Ευχαριστούμε για την επίσκεψή σας (GR)
Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch (DE)
Thanks for your visit (US)
We appreciate your visit (UK)
Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch (AT)
Дякуємо Вам за Ваш візит (UA)
Dziękujemy za wizytę (PL)
Dank u voor uw bezoek (NL)
Hvala na posjeti (pong!) (HR)
Thank you for your visit/Merci pour votre visite (CA)
Ευχαριστούμε που μας επισκεφθήκατε (CY)
Merci pour votre visite (FR)
Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch/Merci pour votre visite (CH)
And, although not shown in our stats, we know who you are and where you live...
Grazie per la vostra visita (IT)
Merci pour votre visite (BE)
Back after some days away in magnificent Krakow. And, as promised, here it comes the first photo. This polyharmonic acoustic generator (a.k.a. piano) was spotted near Sukiennice, placed there for the celebration of Chopin year.
Several more, including a severely broken one in a plexiglass container, were placed around the city. At some bus stops Chopin kept company to the waiting and freezing passengers.
This is the proof I promised!
This bed is found in one of the rooms of the restaurant/bar/house I mentioned in the previous post. Of course, it is one the many items you find spread all around.
Where would you like to have your cocktail tonight? In the bedroom? In the bathroom? In the living room?
In our case, we just threw our coats on the bed!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
If you ever find yourself in Berlin, and you see in the catalog something like:
"Berliner weisse gruen/rot" please don't try it! You will get the green stuff in the picture!!!
Ok, it is not that bad... But it is NOT beer!
There is only one place in the world where you can order beer eyes closed. That place is Munich.-
(Ok, Gilles maybe also in Belgium...)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In this picture we have:
the city hall (or else the Rathaus -> Haus of the rats!),
the two towers of Frauenkirche; the city's cathedral,
the golden statue of the Mother of Jesus and
the Christmas tree!
Please, step in for some steaming hot Glühwein!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Happy name day Niko Niki e.t.c.!
Photo taken in Zaganiari... Guess the patron saint of the church. On bottom right the famous Old Zaganiari Bridge.
[Kostas still in Krakow, can't transfer beautiful snowy images to computer! Promise to do it later!]
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
The n-layered central train station in Berlin.
I arrived in Berlin this September by train from Munich on the bottom layer of the train station and had to climb 4 (or was it 5?) staircases up to reach the upper-most level and catch the S-Bahn (the suburban train) to take me to Potsdam. It is the yellow train you see in the picture.
It was quite a sight to see a train passing by above your head!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Close to the old cemetery of Nafplio (37.56609,22.811353), this romantic town of the Eastern Peloponnese and first capital of the newborn Greek state, lies this sad, sleeping or wounded lion. It is sculpted on the rock by order of Ludwig of Bavaria, father of the then King of Greece, Otto. It was made in memory of the Bavarian soldiers who died in Nafplio by typhus. Some claim that they got the disease by eating ripe cucumbers, so it is sometimes referred to as αγγουρώον instead of Ηρώον.
cookie 1. The Sculptor, Christian Siegel from Germany, was the first professor of this Art in the National Technical University of Athens (back then "Royal School of Arts", serving not only the technology but also the fine arts)
cookie 2. For our non greek-speaking friends: Ηρώον (Hero_on) is a monument erected in memory of a large group who died during in a specific war period or a specific event. Αγγουρώον (Agooro_on) is a pun of this word with the greek word for cucumber, αγγούρι.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Nymphenburg Palace used to be the King's summer residence. Today, parts of it are a museum, not very extraordinary I have to say. Some other parts are not available to the public.
Nevertheless, the garden hosts plenty of beautiful birds ready to pose in front of your camera, especially the swans!
Summer nights in Athens sometimes get really hot... Those times are the ones you want to spend in Porto Rafti (37.891532,24.020881) close to the airport. Ingredients: some cans of beer, a beach-mat, beloved company. Optional: bathing suit and towel, a guitar with its guitarist (talent absolutely indifferent).
this is the place where our view of the latter will be presented to the former.
To start with, this is our photograph of star trails over Zaganiari, Andros, Greece (37.781125,24.889086), exposure time 881secs (~15mins).
We chose this photo as "first light" because it shows both a human perpective of the macrocosmos and a glimpse of mankind's presence. Also, because a fellow planet visited our photo and we noticed it only after the exposure.
Last but not least, we like it because it is awesome!
Kostas - Sotiria