Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watch out!

Watch out for the slippery slopes out there!

This photo was taken while following a walking trail in Andros (and then slightly deviating from it). The trail leads to the ruins of a village from the Geometric Period, Ancient Zagora.

Andros can easily please nature lovers, stay tuned for more!
And if you have any further questions, just ''ask inside'' (πληροφορίες εντός!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Spotted in the zoo in Stuttgart. It seems that this little guy is having some time off.
With holidays coming up in less than a month, I can picture myself in a very similar situation!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Little boy

What is this little boy looking at? Well, this window has many things that make boys happy: trains, ships, airplanes, soldiers and... beer mugs! Of course... we are in Munich!

Poznan Duck

One more photo from Poznan.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cat international

I really can't remember where I caught this cat. Anyway, if it had been in Greece it would say "Νιάου" (Neeaw), if in England or USA, I guess "meaow".

Sooooo... challenge of the day: Please leave us a comment with the sound the cats produce in your language. If possible write it in your native alphabet and provide also a rough pronounciation in Latin.

News of the blog:
1.You may have already noticed that on the bottom of the page some "subscribe" options have appeared. Except the old "friend connect" by google, there is also an "Atom" feed, along with some other feeds for yahoo, google and others which I had never heard of before. Also, you can give us, or actually feedburner, your e-mail and we will keep you informed about our newest photos.
2. Below our posts, you now can find links to three other posts that "you might also like".
3. Probably all of our visitors know us personally, but anyway, we have added a small text about us and the blog. Find it on the side column.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Roots of Poznan

The roots of this kind of tree protrude from the ground. I have been told the reason but I don't really remember. Can somebody help? Meanwhile, this reminds me the scenes of mother hen with her chicks walking behind her. Only bigger and less fast.

Spotted in a botanic garden close to Poznan, Poland

Monday, March 21, 2011


Back in Munich...

If I'm not mistaken, this is part of the Austrian Alps.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


There's no smoke without fire they say...
Here I present to you the very first example, spotted somewhere between Munich and Athens. It is the smoke left behind by another airplane, along with the almost full moon.

Ok, maybe there was some sort of fire in there :)


Saturday, March 19, 2011

The plane of the rising night

Flying from Munich to Athens, that is from west to east. Seeing the sunset from an airplane is fine, but seeing the rise of the night is amazing! This is caused by the altitude of the airplane which increases the horizon of the observer. As always, klick on the image to enlarge it.

by Sotiria hijacking Kostas' account :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gorgopotamos bridge

A nice scenery with an interesting history.
On a rare cooperation between the leftish and rightish partisan groups during the German occupation of 1941-1945, this railway bridge over Gorgopotamos (litterally "fast river") was blown up. The operation was organized by British saboteurs and disrupted the main route of supplies of the Nazis between the North and the South of Greece.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Red things

It feels like the spring is just around the corner, starkbierfest even closer and paddling season is coming again!!! :)

By the way, does anyone know how are these red things called? Any language is welcome!

Update by Kostas:
My good friend Kostya from Ukraine sent this answer to the question what those red things are called:

"These red things are very similar to traditional Ukrainian bush - калина (kalyna). Snowball Tree in English I guess. This bush is the national symbol of Ukraine. I believe that kalyna is the most poetized herb in our folklore. In the past kalyna was a mandatory participant of wedding ceremonies. Also kalyna symbolizes a beauty of young lady. Fruits of this bush are widely used in Ukrainian folk medicine since Middle Ages and (as you can see from photo) up to present days."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Now on the side of the old physics building.

Athens avian fauna consists mainly, if not exclusively, of pigeons. They like to perch on buildings like the old physics building of the Kapodestrian university.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Windows Piran

Piran is a town in Slovenia, close to the border with Italy. A nice place to walk around.
If you happen to be in the area, I highly recomend spending some time there.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


First day of the Great Lent tomorrow. Easter is approaching.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


This is the view from Hackerbrücke in Munich, the bridge above the central railway. As I learnt crossing the bridge, it was built for the first time in 1892, it was destroyed during the second world war and rebuilt in 1953. Finally, it was renewed in 1983-84. This means that this bridge has been standing there for a lifetime! (for my lifetime to be exact...)

If you look closely in the background you can make out the two towers of Frauenkirche the central church of Munich and landmark of the city.

And of course, bicycles parked along both sides of the bridge :)

hundredth bottleth

100 cheers for our 100 posts!

Spotted in a classic bar in Plaka, Athens.


P.S. Q:What does a hiccups of a Physicist sound like?  A: Higgs!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop!

Spotted in a school yard in Garching.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The river and the castle

Heidelberg. One of the most beautiful towns we have ever visited. And the locals are really kind and helpful.

When you go, visit the castle and find the big barrel. There is a sign "zum grossen fass".

Did you know that the University of Heidelberg used to have a student prison (studentenkarzer), where they condemned students for misbehavior like womanizing, drinking etc? Apparently the locals don't. A taxi driver told us: "Student prison? We have a prison but it's for all the people". After some search a greek student told us where it is. Unfortuanatelly it was closed...