Friday, August 31, 2007

Syntagma protest: Silence and mourning

From the blog of my good friend Nikos
Something is changing - and these viral campaigns of disgust for what happened are gaining momentum.
Thousands gather again in Constitution square to protest about the fires and the non-existent government coordination.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Raging Fire

Five days now, Greece is being burnt by huge wildfires. In Ancient Olympia the flames reached the first ever Olympic Stadium.
Fighting the flames..
Western Peloponnese, most of the victims were caught here by the fire.
In Google News

Note: These photos are not mine, they are collected from various news sites.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Paradise Lost

It's a moment of great grief, with hundreds of wildfires raging all over southern Greece. In some years from now, it will be impossible to find places like this.
2007 Greek Forest Fires (Wikipedia)
BBC Coverage

Thursday, August 16, 2007

In Santorini...

Every day, during the sunset, thousands of tourists take position to view and take photos.

More info and photos

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Greetings from Santorini

Ovelikios is vacationing but the blogger inside him does not. Greetings to all from the most beautiful sunset in Greece.

Monday, August 06, 2007

On vacation

Athens DP is "moving" to Aegean sea for three weeks. I may post something from there, so please check back regularly .

Have a nice summer everyone.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Cyclists, AKA negros

In Athens, cyclists can enter with their bikes on the metro Green Line ONLY on the last wagon through the last door. And I thought apartheid was dead long ago.

As if that wasn't enough, bicyclists can use the trains ONLY at off peak hours. That means, if you like to use your bicycle to go to work, you lose.

On the Blue and Red Line (the newest and the most central ones) bicycles are totally forbidden.

How does it sound to you? Are cyclists allowed in your metro system?

As I was taking this photo, a security guard approached me and said that taking photos of the sign is forbidden. I said "oh, my. So I cannot take a picture of a PUBLIC sign!" I hope the metro company won't sue me over this. Or, think about what happens to cyclists with cameras!! :-)

Friday, August 03, 2007


Outside Athens National Gallery, the sculpture of ancient lyric poet Sappho, by Antoine Bourdelle.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fisherman's Blues

On a boat, in Varkiza little port.