Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
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.
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
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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 :)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
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.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
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.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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.
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.