Sunday, January 30, 2011

Belgian Bier

Q: What could be better than an endless amount of true Belgian bier?

A: Our good Belgian friends who brought it all the way from Belgium! :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fountain no. 2

Second running fountain despite the freezing weather!

Located at Marienplatz, the central square of Munich.

Києво-Печерська лавра

Pechers’ka lavra (en: monastery of the caves) is a place you shouldn't miss in Kyiv.
Thank you Sasha.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Zaganiari by night

Summer time. Tranquillity. Landscape lit mainly by stars. Once in a while a car. A capture of 30 seconds. Theetsa's culinary art enjoyed in the balcony later that night.


(Not so) black swan

I'm going to see the 'Black Swan' at the movies.

Since I don't have a picture of a black swan yet, I give you a stretching-his-wings white swan :)

Question: How is a female swan called in greek?!?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Die Giraffen

In case you felt deceived with the one giraffe.

A few years ago at the "Attik Park", zoo in Athens.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home, sweet home!

Behold where the King of Stuttgart spends his days (and his nights perhaps!)

p.s. I have no idea what it really is...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spiral galaxy

Example of how it would look like living inside a typical spiral galaxy.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Now on the way to Pulakida

I was a good boy today and saw the second rainbow! Note that its colors are reversed. And its outer color is violet!



In which European city are the above buildings located?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Buon appetito!

For appetizer we have stuffed mushrooms and authentic italian bruschetta (made in Greece by a greek person...)!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ship high!

One of the many things I love about Munich is the little details you find on the buildings.
Take for example this ship located on top of a building somewhere close to the city centre.
You can find this, and many other statuettes like this, all around you. Just keep you eyes open!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Like the high mountains!
(explanation: greek idiom which expresses best wishes for ones' birthday; to be long lived and healthy)

Excuse the picture, I don't have a picture of Ψηλορείτης (literally means, high mountain) yet, you'll have to make do with the Alps :)

Happy Birthday!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

La Luna

Ok, this is not a good quality picture. I find it a bit difficult to take pictures of the moon, day or night. I bet a zoom lens would help a lot.

Nevertheless, it is a day to remember in Munich. The sky is clear! :D

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Germans cover up their fountains during the winter, I guess to protect them from the snow.

But this guy here made it through the winter! It is one of my favourites!
You will find it close to Karlsplatz (Stachus) in Munich.

Now in Kaningos sq. II

Scenery in a central square of Athens. Weather is just right today.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow circles in Munich

-What do alien scouts do when they find that their favorite crop-circling wheat field is covered in snow?
-Snow or not they do their job. You are in Germany mister.

New life

Let's embrace the new year...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

... and lemons ...

that seek revenge for all that squeezing...
Beware! They will come while you are sleeping.
Better get a camera to record the event!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bird is the word!

The journey across the beautiful island of Andros continues...

This beach is located close to Chora, the capital of the island.

Geese and a pair of swans are swimming in a pond close to the sea. There are also some ducks, but they were too shy to have their picture taken. I'm not sure if the water in the pond is salty or not.

In the middle and a bit on the right handside of the photo you can (barely) see a light house.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Happy new year everybody!

In greek households, we hide a coin inside a round cake called Vassilopita and cut it just after the turn of the year or in one of the following days. The host distributes the cake between Jesus, St. Vassileios, the Poor, the House, members of the family and the guests. The person who finds the coin in their share is the lucky one of the year.

Kostas Sotiria

cookie 1. Vassilo-pita has no gyro or tzatziki. However it is still a pita.
cookie 2a. Vassilopita is the pie of St. Vassileios, bishop of Caesarea, today Kayseri in Kappadokia, Turkey.  This custom is in memory of the pies he gave away to the people with coins inside to return some money gathered by the church.
cookie 2b. He is the saint that brings presents to good children in Greece. Although while alive, he was a rather ascetic figure, today is dressed in red, is fat with white beard and of course drives a sleigh pulled by flying raindeer. Sounds familiar?
cookie 3. There is no coin in the cheesecake.