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

Now in a cellar in Andros

Reconstructed traditional cellar (greek katoee, κατώι) in Zaganiari. Home made wine, handheld mill, old portable stove etc! Merry christmas!

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

House on the beach

One thing I love about summer is free time. And the architect of this model had a lot during his stay in this beach, and used it well.
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

Snow balls

juggling in the snow, what a wonderful feeling, juggling in the snow!!


The temperature started to rise! Hopefully the ducks in the river will survive this winter as well...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Foot firmly on Earth

Now we know that the Earth is not enough for Pit. Photo taken under the supervision of Mikołaj Kopernik in Warsaw, a few meters away from Saturn.


Do you have a Christmas tree yet?

Ho, ho, ho!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stars on her fingers

Yes, snow flakes form hexagonal shapes. But first time we saw so many and so big perfect stars. One was caught by my pocket Nikon. This happened in Tollwood, close to the kiosk of Polish cuisine.


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="">
Guten Apetit!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sun in the Wisła

Photo taken from the Wawel (50.053231,19.933624) in Krakow, close to the Dragon's Den. Unfortunately the Dragon was on vacation or hibernation so we didn't meet.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

1000 and counting! thank you!

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)

Kostas Sotiria

Chopin year in Krakow

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.

The bed below

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

The peacock above

Spotted in the entrance of a very particular place.
It is a restaurant, a bar, a house... and who knows what else!
I promise to give you evidence tomorrow for the "house" part, stay tuned!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Berliner Weisse

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

Saint Nikolaus

St. Nikolaus Day today. Happy name day papas!
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


One of the very interesting drinks of the winter.
Wine on fire! :D

Friday, December 3, 2010


Ah, the Christmasmarkets!
Sitting in the cold, drinking Glühwein... So nice!!! :)


Fresh snowy image!
Looking out of my window...