Monday, November 29, 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