Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 08/06/2016

UNESCO-“2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year “


 

 

UNESCO proclaims 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year

January 2016 – January 2017

 

Aristotle's Statue in Aristotelous Square

“Knowing oneself is the beginning of all Wisdom”

Eternal truths expressed over 20 centuries ago by the Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle (384 BCE -322 BCE)

The famous philosopher from ancient Stageira,wrote as many as 200 treatises (of which 31 survive) on all Aspects of Life and Human Existence,from Biology and Physics to Theatre,Music, Politics and Ethics,metaphysics,poetry and zoology.

Thessaloniki May 2016

The Aristotle World Congress will be the highlight of all events to be organized worldwide in 2016 for the celebration of the “Aristotle Anniversary Year”, with the support and cooperation of the Research Centre for Greek Philosophy of the Academy of Athens, of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO.

 

 The Congress opened with an official ceremony on May 23, 2016 followed by congress sessions that were held until May 28, 2016 in the main venue of the Aristotle University in the city of Thessaloniki as well as in ancient Stageira,the birthplace of Aristotle & in ancient Mieza, the place where the Macedonian philosopher taught Alexander the Great.

 

There will be Multiple International Congresses on:

“Aristotle Today -2,400 Years Anniversary 2016” held in Heidelberg, Leuven, Padua, Paris, Helsinki, Lisbon, Notre Dame (Indiana), Moscow, Córdoba and Athens.

And me,walking on the paths of Philosophy & History Aristotle 2,400 years – Thessaloniki May 2016.

 

If you ever take the road down to my space,you don’t have to attend any conferences or to philosophise,you can just have a lazy walk with me around Thessaloniki,”The Bride of Thermaikos” in Central Macedonia on the shore of the Thermaic Gulf.

 

A modern metropolis,and the second largest city in Greece,the co-capital,as we usually call it.It was first established in 316 B.C. by Kassandros and named after his wife,Thessaloniki,who was half-sister of  Alexander the Great.Thessaloniki means Victory in Thessaly.The soul of the city is everywhere around and its long history in many archaeological sites,monuments,churches and museums.

Aristotelous Square, main square of Thessaloniki, is named after the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. His statue is made of bronze by the sculptor G.Georgiadis and depicts Aristotle,wearing simple Greek chiton,sitting on marble bench with papyrus scroll in his hand.Is the theory of the Five Elements included … ? Earth,Fire,Air,Water  & Aether which is the Divine substance that makes up the heavenly spheres,the heavenly bodies,the stars and the planets.The heavenly element has perpetual circular motion …

 

Bronze Figures ...

Silent Bronze Figures …

 

A polymath,a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher),Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy,encompassing morality and aesthetics,logic,science,politics and metaphysics.

No one in the history of civilisation has shaped our understanding of science and natural philosophy more than the great Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle.He exerted a profound and pervasive influence for more than two thousand years and has shaped our understanding of science and natural philosophy.

I saw the Master there of those who know,
Amid the philosophic family,
By all admired,and by all reverenced;
There Plato too I saw,and Socrates,
Who stood beside him closer than the rest … Dante,The Divine Comedy.

Tired my mind,my eyes,I need to go down to Nea Paralia right by the sea to start another journey …

 

I won't miss the White Tower,I come by later on

I won’t miss the White Tower,I will come by later on

 

Morning promenade when the city is still half asleep

Morning promenade when the city is still half asleep

 

taking a promenade when the city is still half asleep

taking a promenade before boarding an ancient Trireme …

 

The Argo was waiting for me,she was so beautiful on the blue waters of the Thermaic Gulf.

 

Jason's Argo,oh how beautiful she is ...

Jason’s Argo,oh how beautiful she is …

 

I wanted to experience Jason’s adventures when he sailed in search of the Golden Fleece.

 

 

on a Trireme journey

on a Trireme journey in the Argo,she is so beautiful

 

 

And then back again on land to see another figure towered beyond the ordinary skies  …

 

 

Oh,there he is,the Great Man I was looking for ...

Oh,there he is,the Great Man I was looking for …

 

 

O what a Man, so Bold and Brave ...

O what a Man, so Bold and Brave …

 

A Brilliant Man,built like a Tower of Steel,some believe he was Unreal.Alexander the Great,the Legendary King of Macedonia while riding his horse Bucephalus,one of the most famous horses of antiquity.

Here is the tall impressive monument of Alexander the Great,six metres high,with the marble base reaches 11 metres.The statue was made in 1973 by Evangelos Moustakas,a renowned Greek artist. It was revealed to the public in 1974.He wanted him at the water-front,I wanted him above the clouds in the Heavenly Sphere with the Stars and the Planets.

V.Moustakas recounts :

“Ever since I was a child, I had imagined Alexander the Great equestrian and dashing – a hero of myth! I had been preoccupied with the subject since 1960-61 without dreaming of any competition. The equestrian figure interests me because it provides great opportunities for composition. Thus, for the monument I designed a Sculpture Space. I geometrized the forms on the equestrian figure so that they will withstand the test of time.I wanted a horse outside reality – a ‘beast’ …

More here:http://vagelismoustakas.com/en/node/201

 

The 5 Elements in my mind the Aether

The 5 Elements in my mind,the 5th, Aether,the heavenly element which has perpetual circular motion … I wanted him Up in the Heavenly Sphere …

 

O what a Man,so Bold and Brave,A Brilliant Man,built like a Tower of Steel

And while reading V.Moustakas inspiration,I am thinking that Gilbert Chesterton was right when he said that :

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists …

In 343 B.C., King Philip II hired the philosopher Aristotle to tutor Alexander at the Temple of the Nymphs at Meiza. Over the course of three years, Aristotle taught Alexander poetry, drama, science, politics, the meaning of Justice & the skills of Rhetoric.Alexander’s passion for learning never decayed.Seeing that Homer’s Iliad inspired Alexander to dream of becoming a heroic warrior, Aristotle created an abridged version of the tome for Alexander to carry with him on military campaigns.

History,Mythology,Philosophy,Culture … My mind was tired again,I will go back for a walk by the sea and in the streets of the city.Come with me,you don’t have to philosophise …

 

 

Oh,the White Tower,Thessaloniki's landmark

Oh,the White Tower,Thessaloniki’s landmark

 

 

The White Tower,Thessaloniki’s symbol and landmark,is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city.The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification of the 12th century during the Ottman Empire in order to fortify the harbour of the city.It was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city again in 1912.

 

The White Tower

The White Tower

 

Morning Walks around the The White Tower

Morning Walks around The White Tower

 

The "White Tower" texturised by Time ...

The “White Tower” texturised by Time …

 

Sunday Morning in the city of Thessaloniki

Sunday Morning in the city of Thessaloniki

 

And Art under “The Umbrellas” on the new waterfront where G.Zongolopoulos put his own artistic expression,in 1997 when Thessaloniki was the Cultural Capital of Europe.

 

Uder the Umbrellas with the rain and the sun ...

Under the Umbrellas with the rain and the sun …

A sculpture with adaptability to times and moments following the moods of the weather.When it is raining the umbrellas become a nice shelter,when it is foggy they make their mark on the horizon and when it is sunny they play with the bright sun rays.It is 13 metres high and made of stainless steel.The Venetians had expressed their enthusiasm when the sculptor presented “The Umbrellas” at the 46th Biennale in Italy.

Some people had fun,they thought the Umbrellas were too high and out of their reach  and they played,they laughed,they had fun …

 

 

some had fun,they played,they laugh ...

some had fun,they played,they laughed …

 

some were fishing,they had fun,but didn't sit under The Umbrellas ..

others were fishing,they had fun,but they didn’t sit under The Umbrellas ..

 

 

Conferences,Ruins,Byzantine churches,murals,public art,history,statues,monuments,I’ll take some more snaps and go back to the hotel to relax and have panoramic views from the balcony.

 

some others live with the ruins,with the past and enjoy the present ...

some others live with the ruins,with the past and are enjoying the present …

 

the ginger beauty was studying history,but got tired and fell asleep ...

the Ginger beauty was studying history,but got tired and fell asleep …

 

A “Banksy” graffiti artist wanted to show me his art and a beautiful dove was resting on the lawn,she had attended a  conference and wanted to gather her thoughts now …

 

The Banksy artist was proud of his graffiti art

The Banksy artist was proud of his graffiti art,he had also painted his breast reddish …

 

Pause … ,Silence … It’s the moment when the viewer becomes the creator …

 

 

gathering her thoughts after the conference ...

the dove was gathering her thoughts after the conference …

 

Pavlos Melas wanted to tell me about history and the battles

Pavlos Melas wanted to tell me about history and the battles

 

The Muralist had Fun on the walls ...

The Muralist had Fun on the walls …

 

Pause … ,Silence … It’s the moment when the viewer becomes the creator …

 

 

The Helexpo Tower of the International Exhibition Centre

The Helexpo Tower of the International Exhibition Centre in the city centre

 

There were so many statues,they all wanted to tell me their stories,I don’t have space to place them all here.There was also the Citadel,but I was tired,I will climb up there next time,I will only paint it now …

 

When I decided to paint the Citadel

When I decided to paint the Citadel

 

 

Macedonia Palace and Electra Palace were waiting to receive and attend their patrons.They are both luxurious and very popular hotels.The panoramic views over the Thermaic Gulf  are fantastic.You stand on the balcony and you feel you can touch the blue waters of the Aegean sea.

 

Macedonia Palace at the waterfront

Macedonia Palace at the waterfront

 

Electra Palace above Aristotle's bronze statue

Electra Palace at the Aristotelous Square

 

 

The night started spreading its grey shades and shadows and the hotels were waiting to receive their patrons.

 

the greys og the night

the greys of the night

 

Philosophy & History under the night skies,Aether in a perpetual motion

Statues and monuments under the infinite black dome of the firmament

 

But The Heavenly Element has Perpetual Circular Motion …

 

The heavenly element has perpetual circular motion ...

The heavenly element has perpetual circular motion …

 

Civilisation in a complex society is Urban Development,Social Stratification,Symbolic Communication with different writing systems,Monumental Architecture,Expansionism …

And what is culture ? The Arts,the Manifestations of Human Intellectual Achievements,Ideas,Customs,the social behaviour of a society;it’s Your own Inner Construction,your Equilibrium  …

Aristotle’s bronze figure is in the square,with his own school of philosophy,known as Aristotelianism or the Peripatetic School,influenced almost all later philosophical thinking,you shall love beauty,which is the shadow of God over the Universe.

If you Aspire to Greatness,study Classics and seek Happiness only through the Cultivation of the Virtues that make a Human Life Complete.

 

The History of a country begins in the man’s heart and soul …

The Argo was again waiting for me …

 

The Argo was waiting ...

The Argo was waiting …

 

 

For an Intimate Journey to the School of Gods and  into my Being,my Idealistic Dreams.Come with me,board the Ancient Trireme,you don’t have to Philosophise.Enjoy ordinary Scenes and Paint everything with your Own Colours.Enjoy the Journey …

Reviving Aristotle’s Peripatetic School …

 

AArchaeological Sites, Monuments, Churches and

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 08/03/2016

The Sphinx without a Secret …


 

 

 To Her & Her Illusionary Figure …

 

Illusionary Figures ...

Illusionary Figures …

 

Try to Unveil the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul,Discover the Jewel of Her Heart,Her Colours,Her Perfumes,Her Light,the Blossoms of her Secret Garden ..

 

incandescent light,ineffable elegance & beauty ...

incandescent light,ineffable elegance & beauty …

 

Incandescent Light,Ineffable Elegance & Beauty …

Is a Woman’s Face her Fiction ? Is it an Illusion to you ?

 

Illusionary Figures ...

Illusionary Figures …

 

Ah, women ! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent … What do you mean by that,Nietzsche … ?

What do you think about Socrates’ aspect ?

“Woman once made Equal to Man becomes his Superior … “

 

? ? ? ...

? ? ? …

 

Painters hate having to explain and dictate what their work is about.It’s whatever you want it to be.Connect it with your subconscious & enjoy Her Charms,Her Grace …

 

Illusionary Figures ...

Illusionary Figures …

 

symbols & allegories ...

symbols & allegories …

 

Looking at Her from a different Perspective …

International Women’s Day

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 14/02/2016

For the Love of Love …


 

 

 For the Love of Love  &  For All the Ones You Hold so Dear …

And why the reds ?

Because it’s the colour of the  ♥ and a symbol of warmth and feeling.

 

♥ For the Love of Love ♥

♥ For the Love of Love ♥

 

And For the Heart of the Rose …

 

For the ♥ of the Rose ...

For the ♥ of the Rose …

 

Love Makes Life so Sweet even without a box of chocolates.

 

sweet thoughts with empty boxes ...

sweet thoughts with empty boxes …

 

Make it special with beautiful thoughts and some rose petals.

 

Truths of Life & Beautiful Thoughts ...

Truths of Life & Beautiful Thoughts …

 

♥ For the Love of Love ♥

♥ For the Love of Love ♥

 

Just a quick post to Wish you All a Happy Sunday & Valentine’s Day

 

still a lot of catching up to do … but sending some roses to you makes me feel better  ♥ ♥ ♥

 

♥ love ♥ flowers ♥ sentiments ♥

♥ love  ♥  flowers  ♥  sentiments  …  ♥

 

“Love sought is good,but given unsought is better … ”  Shakespeare …

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 09/01/2016

My Santa’s Phone Call …


 

 

Santa’s Phone Call & my Best Wishes for 2016

St.Basil had just phoned …

Was he late? No,he was not late at all.I am rather late but not forgetful …

Here I am again with my Best Wishes for a Happy & Peaceful New Year for all my WP Shining Stars ! A Galaxy Cluster has started shedding a dazzling light on my WP space again … & I am slowly making my first steps …

 

Hogmanay ...

Hogmanay …

 

He was on his way down to Greece as always consistent and generous.No,he had not forgotten us,he simply respects our tradition …

 Christmas in Greece is celebrated on December 25th,but presents are usually given on January 1st,St.Basil’s Day (Agios Vassilis or Father Christmas ) from the UK.

 St. Basil’s (Agios Vassilis) name has been given to Father Christmas. He is celebrated on January 1st and he is associated with New Year’s Day,the day we get our 2016 presents.

 Hogmanay Scotland …. Any Similarities … ? Perhaps for those whose fealty to tradition is never in doubt.The world is rapidly changing but we try to keep culture and tradition unaltered.

My Santa sat on the Fireplace Mantel Reading his Notes and Giving away his Presents.

 

Agios Vassilis ...

Agios Vassilis …

 He knows if we have been Naughty or Nice.Doesn’t he?Hope you got what you wanted,but we usually take back what we have given …

 

Giving Away 2016 Presents ...

Giving Away 2016 Presents …

 

He is Just,Kind & Generous

He is always a Just,Kind & Generous Saint …

 

Just a quick post with my Best Wishes for a Happy 2016 and to let you know that I will soon make a start again by answering all your kind comments on my Christmas post and visiting your place to enjoy your New Work.When I left my inbox was empty empty,and I want it back decent again.Please allow me some time.A big Thank You for your understanding and some flowers for You.

 

Orchid Flowers making New Dreams for 2016

 

They Love the Flawless Blue of the Skies ...

They Love the Flawless Blue of the Skies …

 

ღ ♥ ღ CU soon …

 

 

 

 


 

It was all quiet that night in the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

The Big Blue Sphere,the “Geo-Cosmos” symbol,was hanging firm,I could feel the Earth and hear her voices.However,something was missing that night,something Brilliant something Holy …

 

"Geo-Cosmos" - the Blue Shpere

“Geo-Cosmos” – the Blue Sphere

 

A dark shadow under the Blue Sphere was trying to do something,I was a bit confused and scared …

 

The Dark Shadow under the Blue Sphere ...

The Dark Shadow under the Blue Sphere …

 

Further down I noticed there was a Spacecraft and a floating astronaut in Space.I ,in awe,was waiting to see what would happen.I could feel that something Big was on the way because something was missing that Special Night.

 

A Spacecraft,a Floating in Space Astronaut ...

A Spacecraft,a Floating in Space Astronaut …

 

The Space was getting darker and darker,I was standing under the Blue Sphere terrified,I needed Lights,special Lights that Holy Night … Suddenly,there was a lot of noise and a soft golden glow flooded the Space,the Spacecraft and the Astronaut disappeared and there was a magical explosion of Brilliant Lights and Shining little Stars.The miracle had happened,I witnessed it,the “Geo-Cosmos” was receiving more and more Shining little Stars,they were celebrating something Big that night …

 

Christmas Stars & Lights ...

Christmas Stars & Lights …

 

Angels were singing,all was bright,the Christmas Supernova had Exploded and was sending dazzling Light to Earth,to the Blue Sphere.

 

Angels were Singing ...

Angels were Singing …

 

A cluster of stars was heading down to Earth,it was shedding Pure Light and the “Geo-Cosmos” was receiving more and more Brilliant Stars,it was a Holy Night …

 

A Cluster of Stars ...

A Cluster of Stars …

 

Millions of “Love Stars” were warming the Blue Sphere and people’s hearts.

 

Magical Holy Night ...

Magical Holy Night …

 

The Explosion of the Christmas Supernova in the Interstellar Space & Millions of “Love Stars” sending Peace to the World …

 

PicMonkey Collage (7)

 

There was Love and Peace in people’s hearts and in every corner,and over the lakes and the mountains.

Peace All over the Lakes & the Mountains ...

Peace All over the Lakes & the Mountains …

 

People didn’t sleep that Holy Night,they were celebrating,they were receiving Peace and Love from Heavens.

 

People didn't Sleep that Holy Night ...

People didn’t Sleep that Holy Night …

 

Even Hachiko was ecstatic … He was receiving the Love he had given … He was watching the “Movements” in Heavens.

 

Hachiko is still waiting ...

Hachiko is still waiting …

 

The Explosion of the Christmas Supernova in the Interstellar Space & Millions of “Love Stars” sending Peace to the World,to the “Geo-Cosmos” of the Blue Sphere …

I was watching the “Movements”,I witnessed the Miracle ”’

Watch the “Movements” Before the Big Explosion that Holy Night and put Love & Peace in your soul.

 

 

 

Christmas Stars & Lights ...

Christmas Stars & Lights …

 

 

♥ ★ May The Bright Star of Christmas Warm Your Hearts ★ ♥

 

☆–☆–☆ Happy Holidays my Friends ☆–☆–☆

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 20/12/2015

♥ Christmas is in my heart … ♥


 

Rescue Dog

Do Good Feel Good …

 

This is our New Family Member,Ares the Great …

He was abandoned,sorrowful,homeless,scared,helpless … he wanted a family,a mum,a dad,siblings and LOVE …  Only one stare was more than enough,and now,Ares is living happily with us …

 

New Family Member

New Family Member

 

Our little Westie,Heracles,was a bit reserved at first,but now Ares is his best friend.

 

Heracles the Brave one ...

Heracles the Brave one …

 

A Big Family now and so Happy Together …

 

Happy Family

Happy Dog Family

 

Even the little Rescue kitten,Fiji Suva,cheerfully received our new family member,Ares the Great.

 

Fiji Suva,the little Rescue Kitten

Fiji Suva,the little Rescue Kitten

 

Fiji Suva,Pandora,Erato and Merope make another Happy Family.

 

Happy Cat Family

Happy Cat Family

Pandora is the oldest and the most pampered …

 

Pandora our Sweet Lady

Pandora our Sweet Lady

 

And,we made Christmas sweet to Celebrate Christmas and our New Family Member,Ares.We always keep tradition and we make Greek Christmas Sweets with Love,Cinnamon and Honey,you know,the Mediterranean way …

 

Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

 

Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

 

Do Good Feel Good – Save a Life & Christmas will be in You Hearts …

 

♥ Rescue Dog,Ares ♥

♥ Rescue Dog,Ares ♥

 

He is a real Gentleman …

 

♥ Ares,Hermes,Heracles,Willy,Pandora,Fiji Suva,Erato,Merope & I send You All our Deepest Love ♥

 

♥ Next week,we will put up a Christmas post to Wish You A Merry Christmas ♥

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 12/12/2015

Stereognosis …


 

Autumn Quietness & Tiny Verdant islands

A Colligation of Stereognosis and Symbols in the Sapphire waters of the Archipelagos and Three-Dimensionality that can travel any of the Senses …

 

Stereognosis in Sapphire Waters ...

Stereognosis in Sapphire Waters …

 

Have you ever visualised thoughts that you couldn’t verbalise?The visual language of the echoes in the Archipelagos and the Pythagorean Harmony in Time and Space blended symbols and “white marble stones” of the western civilization,deep into the sapphire waters of the Ionian Sea.

It was just an Interaction between Geometry and Nature’s Beauty.A play between Stereognosis and the Perception of Proportions …

 

Stereognosis ...

Stereognosis …

 

The Old-fashioned Charms and the Unspoiled Beauty of the Sleepy island of Paxos,the Tiniest of the Seven Ionian islands,awakened my senses and started blending Ancient Columns from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia with Marble tables engraved with Meander Patterns.

 

The Natural Port Gaios,resembling a Fiord

The Natural Port Gaios,resembling a Fiord

 

The Natural Port Gaios,resembling a Fiord,is created by the verdant islet St Nicolas.The Port Town is spreading with flair along the waterfront and up to the hilly area.It took its name after Gaios,the pupil of Paul the Apostle,who brought Christianity to the island.

 

The Sleepy island of Paxos

The Sleepy island of Paxos

 

Mythology says that Poseidon,the Greek God,hurled his powerful Trident to the southern tip of Corfu, which floated and formed the Paxos Island.He created this island as a solitary peace and resting haven for him and his lady Amphitrite.

And History says that it dates back to prehistoric times …

And I ? I just went on playing with Stereognosis and the Perception of Proportions,I could visualise what I couldn’t verbalise …

 

Stereognosis & the Visual Language of a Colligation ...

Stereognosis & the Visual Language of a Colligation …

 

Stereognosis & The Perception of Proportions ...

Stereognosis & The Perception of Proportions …

 

I could do anything,I could place and displace everyhing I wanted above or deep under the Sapphire Waters.It was a play I was so much enjoying … My only tools were The Pythagorean Harmony in Time and Space,Geometry,Stereognosis and Free Thinking …

 

The Perception of Proportions ...

The Perception of Proportions …

 

The Perception of Proportions,Depth & Three-dimensionality through any of the Senses kept placing and displacing the Echoes of the Visual Language …

 

The Art of the Visual Language ...

The Art of the Visual Language …

Stereognosis & Twinkling Flashes of the Past ...

Stereognosis & Twinkling Flashes of the Past …

 

Interpersonal Communication ... with Hesiod's Theogony ...

An Interpersonal Communication … with Hesiod’s Theogony …

 

My mind like a Seafaring Vessel enchained to an invisible emanation,to a hearty familiarity of old civilisations …

 

Old Seafaring Vessel ...

Old Seafaring Vessel …

 

Stereognosis ...

Stereognosis …

 

The Theogony of Hesiod ...

The Theogony of Hesiod …

 

Like the Symplegades Rocks …

Massive rocks proudly standing in the Ionian Sea since Homer’s era …

 Oh Poseidon,encircler of the earth and earthshaker,give me the strength to go through … Oh Athena,goddess with the gleaming eyes,send me wisdom to feel Homer’s words and go through …

 ” A small rock holds back a great wave… “

Homer :The Odyssey Greek epic poet (800 BC – 700 BC)

 

The Theogony of Hesiod ...

The Theogony of Hesiod …

 

“Verily at the first Chaos came to be, but next wide-bosomed Earth, the ever-sure foundations of all the deathless ones who hold the peaks of gigantic mountains in the depth of the wide-pathed Earth. From Chaos came forth Erebus and black Night; but of Night were born Aether and Day, whom she conceived and bare from union in love with Erebus.And Earth first bare starry Heaven … “

 

And Earth first bare starry Heaven

And Earth first bare starry Heaven

 

The Setting Sun started Playing with me

The Setting Sun started Playing with me

 

The Rocks took the Night's Colours ...

The Rocks took the Night’s Colours …

 

But the Sea of Light,the Sapphire Archipelagos never loses its colour … It simply plays with Gold and with the Light of the Stars …

 

It simply Plays with gold ...

It simply Plays with Gold …

 

It simply plays with Gold & with the Light of the Stars ...

It simply plays with Gold & with the Light of the Stars …

 

And,in the morning asks where the stars sleep … Beautiful the Verdant island of Paxos and the Sapphire Blue Waters that travelled my imagination to Stereognosis and to the Perception of  Proportions.

 

Autumn Quitness & Stereognosis ...

Autumn Quitness & Stereognosis …

Beautifully Quaint ...

Beautifully Quaint …

 

 

The Power of Simplicity Blended with Stereognosis & the Perception of Proportions ..

 

 PS : Just a note to tell you that I am not a Post and Run WP friend,soon with All of You to enjoy your new posts,and then,I’ll remove this note … ☀ ♥

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 21/11/2015

Friendship Behind the Scenes


 

In the Mind’s Eye,I am not so Far Away … Just Sense me and I’ll be there ..

 

We Accomplish Nothing in this World Alone ...

We Accomplish Nothing in this World Alone …

 

It was on a sunny May day in 2015 when my husband and I met our Parisian friend Camille in the Historical Plaka under the Acropolis to show her around and then drive to Sounio to enjoy the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon.

Greek-French Friendship under the Acropolis ...

Greek-French Friendship under the Acropolis …

 

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” William Shakespeare

Shall we Engrave Friendship on the Ancient Coloumns like Lord Byron ... ?

Shall we Engrave our Friendship on the Ancient Columns like Lord Byron … ?

 

Shall We Engrave Friendship & Solidarity on the Ancient Colums like Lord Byron’s verses … ?

“Place me on Sunium’s marbled steep,Where nothing, save the waves and I,May hear our mutual murmurs sweep;There, swan-like, let me sing and die … “

Or Shall we Gaze reflectively at “The Big Blue” and Reinforce Friendships & Nations’ Unity … ?

The Balanced Symphony of the Turquoise and Deep Azure waters Uncondionally Established a Strong Greek-French Relation that Brought Warmth and Peace into our Souls.We had nothing to share but only Love and Happiness.How Beautiful the World Feels without Disputes & Forceful Conflicts … Why so much hatred and animosity poison our world,I will never comprehend …

 

Friendships above Space & Time ...

Friendships above  Space  & Time  …

 

The Big Blue ...

The Big Blue …

“God my Master Builder, You built me into the mountains,

God my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea … ” Odysseus Elytis – The Axion Esti

Standing still and recalling verses of the Greek Poet of the Aegean Sea,who dedicated his life to Love,Hope,Beauty,Freedom and Justice with a voice to the human consciousness.

The seascapes exuded Tranquility,Harmony,Peace and we Humans should understand that our welfare and peace of mind are possible only if  all Nations are United and support one another.

The sun started setting,Camille was standing next to me,we both felt the warmth of friendship.

 

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different beliefs & cultures

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different Beliefs & Cultures

 

Camille was enthralled by the golden hues and the warmth of the Greek Friendship ...

Camille was enthralled by the golden hues and the warmth of our Friendship …

 

Peacekeeping Friendships ...

Peacekeeping Friendships …

 

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different Beliefs & Cultures …

 

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all Peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” Franklin D, Roosevelt

 

When Will the World know Peace … ?

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 04/11/2015

Wring the Scottish Rain Clouds Dry …


Colours & Verses

Georgian Squares in Edinburgh & a Poetry Garden in the City of Literature.A Square with Vibrant Colours & Verses …

 

Colours & Verses

Colours & Verses

*The Grandeur of St Andrew Square & The designated Poetry Garden * UNESCO city of literature *

St Andrew Square was built in 1770 and is part of the New Town design.The centrepiece of the Garden is the fluted column of the Melville Monument,commemorating Henry Dundas,1st Viscount Melville,a politician described as the uncrowned king of Scotland.
Its construction has a literary link as the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson,the world-famous author and poet, was a lighthouse engineer,and he was consulted about the foundations for the 150ft monument when it was built in 1823.

In the 1780’s, during the Scottish Enlightenment period,St Andrew Square was free from the inconveniencies of the old city and was the most fashionable address in the New Town.
On 4th April 2008,the Garden with the wonderful pool and the pathways around,opened to the public for the first time in 230 years and dedicated space to Poetry.

Poetry in St Andrew Square is supported by:
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust,Essential Edinburgh,Ewan Aitken,Coffee Republic,Edinburgh International Book Festival,The Edinburgh Makar,Scottish Book Trust and The Writers’ Museum.

Richard Holloway,once Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council,said that the wonderful thing about having a Poetry Garden in a famous square,in a beautiful city,is the way it will help people to pause for a minute and let Poetry into their lives.

 

Wring the Scottish Rain Clouds Dry ...

Wring the Scottish Rain Clouds Dry …

 

Poetry Garden

Poetry Garden

 

New Ventures in Cities

New Ventures in Cities

Wring the Scottish Rain Clouds Dry …
the summer’s sun slowed down
to pearl-sheen dusk on hillsides and on lochs at midnight.
And, most of all, take the years that have already run to dust,
the dust we spill behind us…

All this,distill,and cask,and wait …
The senselessness of human things resolves
to Who we Are and our Present Fate.
Let’s taste,let’s savour and enjoy …
Here’s life! Here’s courage to go on … Ron Butlin …

“A Recipe for Whisky” from Without a Backward Glance,New & Selected Poems & Seeing Scotland in Verse.

And … what about “a wee dram “ ? Och I need one just to calm me heid … ! Aye All Good ‘N Fine … ♥

 

New Ventures in Cities

New Ventures in Cities

Aye All Good ‘N Fine … ♥

♥ Happy weekend to You All my Fiends & Peace …

Peace to the world,My thoughts go out to Paris 13 Nov 2015 …

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 23/10/2015

Greyfriars Bobby …


The Epitome of Man’s Best Friend …

Greyfriars Bobby of Edinburgh ...

Greyfriars Bobby of Edinburgh …

The Epitome of Man’s Best Friend ...

The Epitome of Man’s Best Friend …

*Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century in Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872.The story continues to be well known in Scotland through several books and films,and a prominent commemorative bronze life-size statue on a granite fountain in Edinburgh.

*In 1850 a gardener called John Gray arrived in Edinburgh and as he was unable to find work as a gardener,he joined the Edinburgh Police Force as a night watchman.He also took on a partner,a diminutive Skye Terrier,his ‘watchdog’,called Bobby,to keep him company through the long winter nights. Together,the two faithful friends,John and Bobby, became a familiar sight trudging through the old cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

* William Brody sculptured the statue from life and it was unveiled in November 1873, opposite Greyfriars Kirkyard.It is with that,that Scotland’s Capital city will always remember the famous and faithful dog.

* A red granite stone was erected on Bobby’s grave by The Dog Aid Society of Scotland, and unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester on 13 May 1981.Since around 2000 it has been treated in a shrine-like manner,with sticks, for Bobby to fetch,dog toys and flowers.

* Bobby’s Headstone Reads *

“Greyfriars Bobby – died 14th January 1872 – aged 16 years – Let his Loyalty and Devotion be a Lesson to us all” More here …

Greyfriars Bobby ...

Greyfriars Bobby …

Greyfriars Bobby Pub with the statue of loyal hound Bobby outside and just round the corner from the graveyard where the famous Skye terrier would lay down beside his master’s resting place.

A statue to the dog is outside the pub in Candlemaker Row – Grassmarket area – in the Old Town Edinburgh –

The Epitome of Man’s Best Friend ...

The Epitome of Man’s Best Friend …

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Josh Billings

Bobby crossed over the rainbow bridge long ago,but his love is still above Edinburgh …

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.By George Graham Vest “Tribute to the dog” …

Greyfriars Bobby ...

Greyfriars Bobby …

♥ See you there my friends,the drinks are on me … ♥

*The Skye Terrier is one of the most endangered native dog breeds in the United Kingdom

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” Alexander Pope

Learning from Dogs : here :http://learningfromdogs.com/2015/11/11/rebooting-inmates-life/

Don’t Throw Us Away : here :http://dtua.org/

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 10/10/2015

Secrets of Life …


E Y M O P Φ ΙΑ – Λ – Γ Α Λ Α Ξ Ι Δ Ι ΟΥ II :

 Ευμορφια decided to spruce up her looks with summer colours … She lives and works in Γαλαξίδι and her family is the blue ocean waters of the Corinthian Gulf and the white birds …

Her name according to Plato means : Charm,Grace and Symmetry as proportions and harmonies are closely related to Beauty and its reflective forms … And such is the Boat EYMOPΦIA …

E Y M O P Φ ΙΑ - Λ - Γ Α Λ Α Ξ Ι Δ Ι ΟΥ II :

E Y M O P Φ ΙΑ – Λ – Γ Α Λ Α Ξ Ι Δ Ι ΟΥ II :

E Y M O P Φ ΙΑ – Λ – Γ Α Λ Α Ξ Ι Δ Ι ΟΥ II decided to travel to the Agean Sea and make friends with some other boats there.It was in the island of Lesbos where she met another colourful boat and they soon became friends.

Fishing boats & Colours

Fishing Boats and Colours of Life

The sea was dead calm and very inviting and when the “Fishing Boat” finished her work,they decided to travel together and get to know Ikaria,the island where people forget to Die.What’s their secret?They had read so many articles about that,but they wanted to find out themselves.There must be something behind “The Blue Zone”,they thought …

What’s the secret elixir of eternal life?

Humbled to see Ikaria included in the “The Blue Zone” :

  • The Italian island of Sardinia
  • Okinawa, Japan
  • Loma Linda, California
  • Costa Rica’s isolated Nicoya Peninsula
  • Ikaria, an isolated Greek island

https://www.bluezones.com/expedition/ikaria/

In the Blue Zone ...

In the Blue Zone …

Ευμορφια and the “The Fishing Boat” had a warm welcome as they were approaching Ikaria’s harbour.The Ikarian boats were also beautiful and friendly and offered to show them around the island.

Ikaria's Friendly boats ...

Ikaria’s Friendly boats …

Friendly boats ...

Friendly boats …

Right Up my Alley ...

Right Up my Alley …

Seafood ?

Seafood ?

Seafood must be part of their secret,they thought and they had to eat something to keep their hunger at bay,before they go on …

Seems fresh,smells good ...

Looks  fresh,smells good …

Refreshments ...

Refreshments …

Off again to explore the “Blue Zone”,looking Up,looking Down …

Up ...

Up …

Looking Up...

Looking down and feel humbled …

Geo-morphology ...

Geo-morphology …

Rock Formation is Art ...

Volcanic Rocks called “Elephant Skin Rocks”

Time etches the rocks,shapes giant boulders,it writes its neolithic history;the two boats look Up and Down,they want to see more,to learn more about the island that people forget to die …

Who Shaped the Rocks ?

Who Shaped the Rocks ?

Rocky seashores,deep blue waters

Rocky Seashores kissed by cool turquoise waters …

Volcanic rocks ...

Etched Volcanic rocks Painted with Pelagic Sediments

Etched Volcanic rocks Painted with Pelagic Sediments and monasteries with small chapels built under gigantic rocks.

The boats read a road sign,they have to follow the path to see where “Theoskepasti” is and why the name.Unusual architecture,they thought.God had decided to put a gigantic rock as a roof … Should we go and pray ?

Theo-skepasti ...

Theo-skepasti …

Should we go and pray ?

Should we go and pray ?

ΘΕΟΣΚΕΠΑΣΤΗ ...

ΘΕΟΣΚΕΠΑΣΤΗ …

The Prayer under the Gigantic rock ...

The Prayer under the Gigantic rock in a Primordial cell  …

Immaculate cells ...

Immaculate cells …

Chapels overlooking Archipelagos

Chapels overlooking  the IKARIAN Archipelagos …

Ευμορφια wanted to see more,but the “Fishing Boat” had to turn in as she had to get up early in the morning to go to work …

Let’s Call it a Day …

The setting sun announced the end of the day ...

The setting sun announced the end of the day …

Icarus said that he would love to see them again in his island and narrate his own story.

*Ikaria has been inhabited since at least 7000 BC by the Neolithic pre-Hellenic race of Pelasgians.

*According to mythology Icarus, ignoring his father’s Daedalus advice, after escaping their imprisonment in Crete, flew very high, resulting in melting his wax feathers, falling and drawing in the sea somewhere around the island. His father buried his body on this island,which was named Ikaria to commemorate the daring youngster*
Icarus the Daring Youngster ...

Icarus the Daring Youngster …

“There is more to come next time”,Icarus said …

Ikarians are open, relaxed, friendly people who greet you with a genuine smile.They seem to laugh in the face of modern life- the greedy rush through time,the loss of identity through globalization and homogenous life styles, consumerism, and materialism.

They have always been self-sufficient people,mainly shepards,farmers,fisherman, shop owners and craftsmen.They farm their own land with most households growing their own supply of organic fruit and vegetables.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/31/ikaria-greece-longevity-secrets-age

http://www.island-ikaria.com/culture/ikarians.asp

http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/island-people-forget-to-die/

Αραξε ... One for the road ...

Αραξε … One for the road – the road back to Lesbos

Honoured to see Ikaria included in the “The Blue Zone” :

  • The Italian island of Sardinia
  • Okinawa, Japan
  • Loma Linda, California
  • Costa Rica’s isolated Nicoya Peninsula
  • Ikaria, an isolated Greek island
Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 02/10/2015

The Tree We Hurt …


Travelling to the “Weeping Island” of Natural Treasures

The Aegean island of Chios is home to one of the most treasured and rare natural products in the world.You have to travel to the south of the island to collect Mastic tears and to witness the miracle of the weeping,evergreen, mastic tree, a phenomenon known only to this part of the world and only in the south of the island where the soil has specific volcanic elements.They live more than 100 years, they provide resin from their 5th year until their 70th and the crystallization of the tears takes from 15 to 30 days.Small but precious trees.

Mastic tree

Mastic tree

History of mastic :

A leaf fossil from a mastic tree has been found dating six million years.Mastic has been known since ancient times.We find the first references to it in Herodotos (5th century BC). Some ancient authors who mention the properties of mastic are Dioskourides, Theophrastus, Galenos, Hippocrates, Apollodorus, Plinius, and Ermolaus.There is also evidence that Mastic was cultivated and exploited during the Hellenistic period.

Mastic tears ...

Mastic tears …

When Christopher Columbus visited the island in the 15th century,mastic had already become the trademark of Chios.He believed that If the value of spices was calculated by their weight in silver,the value of mastic should be calculated by its weight in gold.From ancient times mastic has been used as a natural medicine.Nowadays,it’s widely used in food industry,cosmetics and in the pharmaceutical industry for the therapy of stomach ulcer and general stomach disorders. Traditionally mastic is taken as medicine for diabetes, cholesterol and any kind of stomach problems as it contains antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.Scientists recently discovered that when administrated even in small doses it decreases levels of total serum cholesterol, LDL,total cholesterol/HDL ratio.

*Within the European Union, mastic production in Chios is granted protected designation of origin.

Mastic trees

Mastic trees

The word mastic derives from the Greek verb, μαστιχειν = to gnash the teeth,chew,which is the source of the English word masticate.

Weeping trees

Weeping trees

Narrow alleys taking you back centuries ...

Narrow alleys taking you back centuries …

Chios - East Aegean Sea

Chios – East Aegean Sea

Walking in the narrow alleys of the Byzantine period and Collecting Jewels from”The Tree We Hurt ” …

* Not a Panacea,but it’s Good for You,my friends …

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 28/09/2015

Waiting for the 8323 Krimigis Asteroid …


Crepuscular Glow & Skygazing in the Island of Chios …

“The 8323 Krimigis Asteroid” was late but I was patiently waiting …

“8323 Krimigis Asteroid”

“And what he greatly thought,he nobody dared.”

Homer,The Odyssey

* Dedicated to Stamatios Krimigis who comes from Chios *

* 8323 Krimigis is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 17, 1979 and named after Dr Stamatios Krimigis.

*The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2015 was awarded to Stamatios M. Krimigis, who for 45 years has pioneered the exploration of our Solar System and beyond while at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.His visionary work developing new and innovative ways for NASA to explore the solar system provided the Laboratory with the opportunity to contribute engineering and science expertise to humanity’s quest to understand our Universe.

Currently, he is involved in missions to Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, the heliosphere, and participating in path-breaking contributions to understanding the transition zone to interstellar space.

“And what he greatly thought,he nobody dared.”

Homer,The Odyssey

Powered by the Ruler of the Wind ...

Powered by Aeolus,the Ruler of the Winds …

Plaing with the Moon ...

Into the Solar System and Beyond …

Heavenly Bodies Orbiting around the Island of Chios & Brilliant Careers while Exploring Intersteller Space …

N.B. * There is a Total Eclipse of the Moon on the night of September 27-28, 2015. It happens to be the closest Supermoon of 2015.Enjoy it if you’re an ardent sky-gazer.The event will not be repeated until 2033. … *

https://jeteliot.wordpress.com/

Sharing the celestial observations of a talented writer and a great sky-watcher :

“Last night I enjoyed watching the long event of the lunar eclipse, sat bundled in a blanket on my deck as it rose over the valley, even heard an owl. There were many stars and planets out during the eclipse, and then when earth’s shadow passed and the moon was exposed, the stars faded in lieu of the lunar spotlight.”

Thank you dear Jet!You made the Celestial Double Event brighter🙂

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 10/09/2015

Over Earth and Ocean the Spirit I Love remains …


The “True Colours of Parga” awoke my senses and the Venetian Castle on the hill created an atmosphere of Romanticism with a much wider meaning and an intuitive feeling that the human nature can transcend any situations and circumstances.Over Earth and Ocean the Spitit I love remains and puts the imagery above any reason.My feelings enabled me to see that “Beauty is Truth” & inspires our self-expression & the intensity of our emotions.
The True Colours of Parga

The True Colours of Parga

My eyes rest on motley facades,my gaze on the Powerful Walls of the Venetian Castle on the top of a hill overlooking the blue Ionian Sea. I’ve touched the defiant Walls, I remember their sounds … The sea breeze caresses my thoughts as they drop down into the blue seas along with the grey rocks and the verdant tree branches …
The Sea Breeze Caresses my Thoughts,my Feelings ...

The Sea Breeze Caresses my Thoughts,my Feelings …

But the boughs of the tree trunks obscured the view over the ocean and the little islets that punctuated its blue attire.I had to draw the branch curtains and start writing my own story …
Getting Closer & Closer to a White Speck that Caught my Attention...

Getting Closer & Closer to a White Speck  that had Caught my Attention …

After Drawing the Branch Curtains ...

After Drawing the Branch Curtains …

Scenic Beauty opposite Parga …

The Island of Panayia On the Shore of the Ionian Sea & a Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast …

I drew the branch-curtains and wrote my own short story looking through the treetrunks on a high hill overlooking the “Virgin Mary-Island” …
On top of the islet,which is located opposite Parga town, lies the tiny,whitewashed chapel of Panagia. On August 15th, the name day of the Virgin Mary, it is usually crowed by the faithful who arrive by taxi boats.There is also another little chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas,and the ruins of a small fort built by the French in 1808.This is the Short Story of the Little Church Smack in the Centre of the “Virgin Mary-Island” ,taken from an elevated vantage point in order to Fill the Frame and Give Religious Depth …
A Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast ...

A Pilgrimage to a Tiny Chapel off the Coast …

NB:The old city of Parga at the time of Plutarch and Ptolemy was the ancient Toryni, which was situated at the current location of the town … (Click on each photo to enlage,to see the details)

At the time of Plutarch & Ptolemy

At the time of Plutarch & Ptolemy

Yet,Over the Earth & the Ocean the Spirit I Love remains …

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 26/08/2015

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus


 

Old Epidavros small Port & Magical Summer Nights …

Breathing sea breeze on the coast of Saronikos bay before heading for the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus,which is situated within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios in  Peloponnese.

Old Epidavros small Port

Old Epidavros small Port

Balmy Nights at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

On a Balmy Summer Night before the performance,”The Acharnians” by Aristophanes,and thinking that :
” No man is rich enough to buy back his past … ” Oscar Wilde
~ The Theatre of Epidaurus was built in the 4th century BC ,by Polykleitos the Younger, according to the Phytagorean System-and is the best surving theatre from ancient Greece.It has amazing acoustics and sits in a canyon surrounded by pine trees.Love the view of the nearby mountains and the chirping sound of the nocturnal crickets that accompany the chorus … ~

“How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown … “

 

Waiting for the Performance ...

The Market Place opens and desperation leads to all kind of merchandise and commodities put up for Sale ...

The Market Place opens and desperation leads to all kind of merchandise and commodities put up for Sale …

The Acharnians … by Aristophanes

Exploring the Scenic Aristophanean Form While Political corruption rules … “Dikaiopolis” takes on an initiative for Peace,Justice and Meritocracy… The Market Place opens and desperation leads to all kind of merchandise and commodities put up for Sale …
Timeless Plays … ,very timeless,I am Afraid … Tragedy and Politics in Aristophanes’ The Acharnians ~ Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus ~ Presented in Greek with English subtitles ~
Aristophanes might be considered among the first authors to display interest in domestic economy, by turning the Athenians’ focus to the welfare of the “oikos” and its importance for the prosperity of the “polis”…

 

Great performances take place on the stage of Epidaurus every summer and I would also like to make mention of  one more performance that took place in 2011 and it was beyond successful …

The Old Vic Theatre moves to the Ancient Epidaurus Theatre ~ Kevin Spacey was literally born to play Richard III …

The Old Vic Theatre from London to Epidaurus

The Old Vic Theatre from London to Epidaurus

 

Dating to the 4th century B.C. and arranged in 55 semi-circular rows, remains the great masterwork of Polykleitos the Younger.It is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and can hold up to 14,000 spectators,who are able to hear actors and musicians–unamplified–from even the back row of the architectural masterpiece.
It was here in 2011 that Kevin Spacey and his acting troupe put on Shakespeare’s “Richard III” ,directed by Sam Mendes.
After his performance, Spacey posted the following comment on his Twitter account: “Never felt anything like performing R3 on the stage of the Epidaurus. Will carry experience with me rest of my life.” Spacey acted for 3 nights in front of around 28,000 spectators and each night he received a roaring standing ovation from a grateful audience. Obviously, Spacey was equally grateful for the opportunity to act on one of the world’s most special stages, the Epidaurus Theatre.Kevin Spacey couldn’t find a role in Shakespeare better suited to him than Richard III – Sam Mendes said ” I’d always felt that Spacey was born to play this part ” …
” Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,Have no delight to pass away the time,Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity:
And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,To entertain these fair well-spoken days,I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, prophecies, libels and dreams … ”

* And I was thinking to myself that dreams,omens,prophecies & theories may also reflect a culture’s disturbances & fears …
Besides,Immoral Actions have Inevitable consequences for the wrongdoers … Haven’t they ?
But why both innocent and corrupt die ? Does any Divine Moral Justice exist or do we contribute to our fate … ?

Timeless and thought-provoking plays at one of the greatest monuments of Greek Antiquity, the famous theatre at the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, the finest and most renowned of its kind.

 

And the Chorus prayed for the Glory that “WAS” Greece …

Could You take me to some cavern for mine hiding,
In the hill-tops where the Sun scarce hath trod;
Or a cloud make the home of mine abiding,
As a bird among the bird-droves of God.
And the song  goes on to carry the imagination to a spot
Where a voice of living waters never ceaseth
In God’s quiet garden by the sea,
And Earth, the ancient life-giver, increaseth
Joy among the meadows, like a tree. (Euripides: Hippolytus )

” No man is rich enough to buy back his past … ” Oscar Wilde

 

But the Blue of the Greek Sea & the Sky is Ours,it’s our own Blue,Nobody can Touch it,Whatever it  happens …

Timeless Plays & Allegorical words …

Our Own Blue ...

Our Own Blue …

 

Why the cries ? No Crisis can Touch the Blue of the Sky,of the Ocean …

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 27/06/2015

Surfacing Aesop’s Fables …


You were only an Ordinary fellow as an Eagle; but as an old Rooster you are a Fowl of Incomparable Distinction …

Aesop’s Fables …

Moral:  Pride goes before destruction …

The Motley Rooster of the Painting with the Regal Red Comb sighed and said :

“I shall Cry but wheather the Sun Rises God knows … “

I feel Sorry for M I A … and the Allusiveness of my Words …

I have missed All of You and your Remarkable posts,dear WP friends!

Soon,with You,after re-arranging my travel plans,re-scheduling everything or even cancelling them …

After the Tears of the Night … 26 June 2015 …

After the Tears of the Night ...

After the Tears of the Night …

~ Hope you are all keeping well ~

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 22/04/2015

Earth Day & Orphic Hymns


“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

Mt.Penteli cactus and naturally sculptured rocks ...

Mt.Penteli cactus and naturally sculptured Marble Rocks … The same Pentelic Marble,the marble which was used for the Columns of the Parthenon on the Acropolis …

Cyclamens Home,our Home ...

Cyclamens’ Home,our Home …

Cyclamens’ Home,our Home …

Peacefully dwelling in Marble Rocks in Mount Penteli.

The columns of the Parthenon on the Acropolis were made of Pentelic marble,the same marble.Isn’t it magnificent ?

“The Earth Laughs in Flowers.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chamomile Smiles under the Attica Sun ...

Chamomile Smiles under the Attica Sun …

Gaia …

” GAIA  incense,every seed,less broads and aroma….

Oh goddess Earth  ,mother of blessed,and mortal humans, nurse of all,provider of all,fruits ripening, decaying everything, help of growth, bringer of fruits, loaded of beautiful seasons ; seat of the undying cosmos, Kore variegated, who through birth’s pangs you deliver multiform fruits;

immortal,very august,with deep laps,of prosperous fate,joyful in the sweet breezed lawn, demon with the many flowers; happy in downpours, around her a daedalus-like world of stars revolves eternally pushed by powerful natural forces.

But blessed goddess,may you proliferate pleasure-giving fruits,showing a kind heart , in prosperous seasons.

The translated hymn is from(THE ORPHIC HYMNS)  Astronomy in the Age of Ice By P. PETRIDES

(Gaia=Γη = Εarth)

But blessed goddess,Gaia,may you proliferate pleasure-giving fruits,showing a kind heart , in prosperous seasons …

But blessed goddess,may you proliferate pleasure in prosperous seasons ...

Gaia,Provider of All Fruits  …

The Fox’s Home,our Home …

Night Treats Chamomile Scented ...

Night Treats Chamomile Scented …

The Ant’s Home,our Home …

The Ant's Home,Our Home ...

The Ant’s Home,Our Home …

How do we dare to disturb the Harmony and the Beauty of our Universe,of our common Home ….

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We Want to Live too ... Do we disturb you ? ...

We Want to Live too … Do we disturb you ? …

Living in Mount Penteli and enjoying the warm Attica Sun.They disturb nobody,they want to live too …

~ ✿  Happy Earth Day ✿ ~

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 19/04/2015

Cheers to You All …


 

 

Still on Holidays and Away from  WP  for a Little While …

~ Cheers to You All my WP friends  ~

♥  Drinks for everybody,it’s all on me … ♥

Cheers ...

Cheers …

Honey wine of the moon-unfolded flowers,

which fairies catch in vases and prattle their joy in sleep …

Good-night ? Ah ! No; the hour is ill

which severs those it should unite …

Let us remain together still,

Then it will be good night …

 Shelley Lyricism and Romantic words …

Spring Smiles ...

Spring Smiles …

 

I Spread my Wings and Flew Free … & Painted my Life with Blues & Greens & Bright Warm Colours …

Flying Free ...

Flying Free …

❦ No Computers
❦ No Laptops
❦ No Tablets
❦ And away from all my social networks …
❦ Cell phones allowed,but with no internet connections …
❦ Digital Cameras allowed lol …

~  I gathered Bright,Warm and Soft Colours and Mixed them with my Dreams to Paint my Life … Walked on Green Carpets,Became one with the Ocean and the Forest Rivers,the Lakes and the Blue of the Skies … Filled my Life with Sunshine and Colours … My Life was like a painting …

Walking on Green Carpets ...

Walking on Green Carpets …

Painting my Life with Bright Warm Colours ...

Painting my Life with Bright Warm Colours & Reflections …

The Greens of my Life ...

The Greens of my Life …

Colours for my Life ...

Sharing  Reflective Colours with the Birds …

Grace & Vesper Reflections ...

Grace & Vesper Reflections …

Smoothly Flowing ...

River Course Smoothly Flowing …

On the Way to the Blue Ocean ...

On the Way to the Blue Ocean …

Range of Blues ...

Range of Blues …

Above the Ocean ...

The Green Signature in the Blue Sky above the Ocean …

The Beautiful Leaf ...

And the Beautiful Leaf embracing the Spring Smiles …

Spring Smiles ...

Spring Smiles … & Beautiful Leaves …

Who Painted the Leaves ... ?

 I painted the Leaves with Yellow while Walking on the Greens  …

Walking on the Greens ...

Walking on the Greens …

In the Lotusland ...

In the Lotusland & the Realms of the Visionary …

The Colours of my Life ...

The Colours of my Life … In The Meander of my Soul …

The Meander of my Soul ...

The Meander of my Life …

The Dreamy Unreality ...

In The Dreamy Unreality …

 

Living in the Cloudland & Painting my Life with Colours & Reflections …

 

~ Out of Sight,but not out of Mind … ~

ლ See you again after the 23rd of April as All Things come to an end and I am about to leave the Lotusland … ლ

Good-night ?Ah ! No; the hour is ill

which severs those it should unite …

Let us remain together still,

Then it will be good night …

 

Cheers to you All ...

Cheers to you All …

 

PS : I’ll break the holiday rules tonight and pay some visits to some of my WP friends,who were kind enough to come by my place and leave their warm comments.

 

❤ Thankful for your views,comments & faves ❤

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 04/04/2015

Two Easters under One Faith …


 «Easter 2015 » & Religious Tolerance …

Does it really Matter if it’s on the 5th or the 12th ?

«Ο Θεός αγάπη εστίν»  God is Love …

Written in Greek on a stele in Mount Nebo in Jordan :

What Does it Say ?

What Does it Say ?

«Ο Θεός αγάπη εστίν»  God is Love …

And,“If a man can arrange his religion so that it perfectly satisfies his conscience,it is not incumbent on him to care whether the arrangement is satisfactory to anyone else or not ” , Mark Twain ~

The Innocents Abroad …

Jordan Easter 2015

Jordan Easter 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter or if you don’t celebrate it – Happy Spring …

Does it really Matter if it’s on the 5th or the 12th ?

In most years Western Christian churches and Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on different dates. In 2015, Easter will be celebrated on April 5 by Western churches and April 12 by Orthodox churches. But in 2014, the two celebrations occurred on the same date, April 20.

The first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox,is identical for both Western and Orthodox Easters, but the churches base the dates on different calendars. Western churches use the Gregorian calendar,the standard calendar for much of the world, and Orthodox churches use the older,Julian calendrar.I’m still confused …

Orthodox,Unorthodox,Paradox … It doesn’t really matter. «Ο Θεός αγάπη εστίν» …

And when is a Full moon Full ?

When is a Full Moon Full ?

When is a Full Moon Full ?

I read about Ecclesiastical moons and paschal full moons,about astronomical equinox,and fixed equinox and two different calendars,and the different Dates,but still my Faith,my Beliefs are not influenced,I am not dogmatic at all.Because God is Love and Love is God …

What Does it Say ?

God is Love …

Petra-Jordan

Petra-Jordan

Easter 2015 -Petra Jordan

Easter 2015 -Petra Jordan

Jordan-Easter 2015

Jordan-Easter 2015

Jordan-Easter 2015

Jordan-Easter 2015

Does it matter if it’s on the 5th or 12th? Or,if you don’t celebrate it ? …

Happy Easter when it comes for you ! Or,Happy Spring !

Easter Lilac Blossoms

Easter Lilac Blossoms

And if you like tradition,here are some Easter cookies and Red Easter Eggs for you …

Easter Cookies

Easter Cookies

Tradition says that we dye the eggs red because it is the colour of life as well as a representation of the blood of Christ. From ancient times, the egg has been a symbol of the renewal of life, and the message of the red eggs is victory over death.

Well, “If a man can arrange his religion so that it perfectly satisfies his conscience,it is not incumbent on him to care whether the arrangement is satisfactory to anyone else or not ” , Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad  …

~ Happy Easter when it comes to you or Have a Wonderful Spring Weekend ~

~The Cookies and the Red Eggs are for everybody …

~ You All Have my Love ~

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 31/03/2015

Sorry for M.I.A …


Sorry for Missing in Action my WP friends,but my comments on most posts are spammed.I just write my comment and it disappears instead of being posted.Hope Akismet helps me soon and be able to comment decently again …

Till then : I will be running on the stadium  …. until I catch up  …

The Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia - Greece

The Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia – Greece

The monumental entrance,Krypre, to the Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia - Greece

The monumental entrance,Krypre, to the Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia – Greece

Ancient Ruins of Palaestra  area in which athletes trained for Wrestling

Ancient Ruins of Palaestra area in which athletes trained for Wrestling

I’ll be running on the Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia and try to catch up …

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Vestiges from the Past

Pediment of the Temple of Zeus in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.
It’s opposite the excavation site of the Kronion Hill. The Temple of Zeus at Olympia housed the renowned statue of Zeus (13m/43ft) high, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.It took Phidias 12 years to complete it.

Hope it doesn’t take that long for Akismet …

~ You all have my Love ♡ … ~

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 20/03/2015

Metamorphosis …


 

♥ The Rite of Spring ♥

Metamorphosis …

 

Nymphs Celebrating the Coming of Spring ...

Nymphs Celebrating the Coming of Spring …

 

April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain …T.S.Eliot

 

Nymphs

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

 

Golden Wind of Life why don’t you Reach me ? I want to Breathe Spring  Sweet Fragrances  …

The Frosty Veil melted down and Flowers felt the Spring Warming Breeze …

 

When the frosty veil melted down ...

When the frosty veil
melted down …

 

Metamorphosis …

 

Thematic Depictions ...

Thematic Depictions …

 

NYMPHS, who from Ocean’s stream derive your birth,
Who dwell in liquid caverns of the earth

Nurses of Bacchus secret-coursing pow’r,
Who fruits sustain, and nourish ev’ry flow’r:
Earthly, rejoicing, who in meadows dwell,
And caves and dens, whose depths extend to hell:
Holy, oblique, who swiftly soar thro’ air,
Fountains and dews, and mazy streams your care:
Seen and unseen, who joy with wand’rings wide
And gentle course, thro’ flow’ry vales to glide; 10
With Pan exulting on the mountains height,
Loud-founding, mad, whom rocks and woods delight:
Nymphs od’rous, rob’d in white, whose streams exhale
The breeze refreshing, and the balmy gale …

~ Excerpt from the Orphic Hymn ~

 

 

♥ Happy Spring to You all my WP Friends ♥

 ~  Spring Equinox 2015  ~

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 18/03/2015

Synaesthesia …


 

 

Finnish Colours and Music Notation …

A Shadow of Memory with Finnish Colours & Sibelius ♫♪♫♪♫

 

Slowly Flowing Notes ...

Slowly Flowing Musical Notes  …

 

~ ASSIMILATION ~

I will show you a way that I have travelled,
If you come …
I will show you how everything shifts
a little every moment
and becomes less pretentious
and more primitive,soft and hazy
like early forms of life …

Eeva-Liisa Manner – adapted …

 

Porvoonjoki River smoothly flowing & becoming less pretentious ...

Porvoonjoki River smoothly flowing & becoming less pretentious …

 

Synaesthesia :
In literature, synesthesia refers to a technique adopted to present ideas, characters or places in such a manner that they appeal to more than one senses like Hearing, Seeing, Smell ,Touh … at a given time …

Sibelius ~ Symphony No.2
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Light and Musical Echoes in the Rocks …

 

Temppeliaukio rock church

Temppeliaukio’s organ

 

The Hall of Temppeliaukio church is covered with a dome lined with copper and supported on the rock walls by reinforced concrete beams. The interior walls are of rugged rock and create excellent acoustics.The sunlight spreads from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, where an ice-age crevice serves as the altarpiece.There is a split-level platform for the choir, and floor space is reserved for an orchestra and hosts classical concerts.

 

The Alter in the Rocks ...

The Alter in the Rocks …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSYDlTFxUNI

 

Light and colours blend and with Sound Waves echo harmoniously in the rocks and in the smoothly flowing “staff” of the river …

 

the musical staff of the river ...

the musical staff of the river …

Φ stands for

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Light,Colours and Sounds reflect and refract in Musical notes … ♫ ♪ ♫

Synaesthesia ...

Synaesthesia …

Abstract Art & the Essence of Music ...

Abstract Art & the Essence of Music …

Sibelius Monument in Helsinki Finland “Composed” of more than 600 hollow steel pipes … and a Shadow of Memory by the River …

A ShadowMemory by the River ...

A Shadow of Memory by the River …

 

Finnish Colours & Music Interchanging places and Awakening the Senses …  Synaesthesia …

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 08/03/2015

To All Aphrodites Worldwide


 

 International Women’s Day 8th of March

 

Happy Wemen's Day

Happy Women’s Day

 

~ ~ ~ The Greatest Gift to Man is Woman … ~ ~ ~

Did you know that my friends ? But don’t forget that :
“Women are made to be loved, not understood.”–Oscar Wilde

 ❦  Happy Women’s Day and Mimosa Flowers for You my Friends ❦

 

Women & Acacia

Women & Acacia

 

Yellow Mimosa is the symbol of International Women’s Day.

 

❦ It all started in Rome in 1946 — of men giving their wives, mothers, daughters, and other women friends sprigs of bright yellow Mimosa flowers on March 8. Women have since also started to give Mimosa to each other. The flowers are intended as a sign of respect for the women and an expression of solidarity with the women in their support for oppressed women worldwide.

 

❦ The Theme for the Women’s day this year is “Empowering Women—Empowering Humanity ” ,and it envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise their choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination” according to the official United Nations statement.

 

❤ Happy Sunday and Women’s Day ❤

❦ Women are the real architects of society.” Harriet Beecher Stowe … Aren’t they ?

NB: Acacia (Mimosa),is a word of Greek origin which means guileless.Did you know that my friends ?

We are guileless,however,it’s a euphemistic word … Are you mystified … ? lol … They want to propitiate us,they offer ( A=non-cacia= ill will ) Acacia flowers …

Aphrodite,the goddess of love and beauty,sprung from the Foam of the Blue Ocean …

 

Sprung  from the foam of the blue ocean

Re-born  from the foam of the blue ocean

 

❦  Re-born … 8th of March …

 

❤ Happy Sunday and Women’s Day ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 06/03/2015

Shooting the Breeze while Awaiting Spring …


 

 

~ Happy Month of March to You All ~

Fathom your Thoughts into the Blue and Wait for the Miracle …

 

Awaiting the Miracle ...

Awaiting the Miracle …

~ Meteorological Spring arrived on the 1st of March and runs until 31st of May ~ Still a bit chilly and wet,but we can see the first signs of the Astrological Spring which arrives on the 20 th of March and runs until 21 June ~

Aeolus,the ruler of the winds,blew a gentle breeze over the Greys of Winter and up to the snow-clad peaks of Mount Parnassus to melt the soft snow and bring the Queen of all Seasons.

 

The Greys of Winter ...

The Greys of Winter …

Slowing melting ...

Spring snow slowly melting …

 

 

The Wintry Face of Tamarix by the seaside,was awaiting the Transformation,was writing its own story.

 

The barren branches of Tamarix waiting for the miracle ...

barren branches of Tamarix waiting for the miracle …

 

 

Its dark trunk looked so dramatic against the vast blue firmament and it started recalling its past glories while was patiently waiting for the Transformation …

 

Awaiting the Absolute Transformation,the Miracle …

 

The Absolute Transformation ...

The Absolute Transformation …

Into the Pinks ...

Into the Pinks …

 

The same Tree,the same Place,the same Soul …

 

The gentle winter breeze softly caressed my face,I stood still and looked up in the sky to observe the Anarchic Architecture of the Clouds above Mount Parnassus where Orpheus met Apollo near the Castalia “spring” and gave him the golden lyre.I haven’t studied Nephology,but I love travelling my dreams and my thoughts with the ever-changing shapes of the thick cumulus clouds.

 

Travelling my Dreams and Thoughts with the Clouds ...

Travelling my Dreams and Thoughts with the ever-changing shapes of the Clouds …

 

Still I stood recalling mythology above and beyond the sea and the Mount Parnassus clouds; and I arbitrarily grasped what the Gods hadn’t given me …

 

the greys of winter into the blues ...

the greys of winter into the blues …

 

Above and Beyond the Sea and the Clouds ...

Above and Beyond the Sea and the Clouds …

and painted the skies with my own colours,the colours of the Spring …

 

painting with my own colours ...

painting with my own colours …

 

  arbitrarily grasping what the Gods hadn’t given me …

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 03/03/2015

The Crossroads of Oedipus …


 

 Destinations … “The crossroads of Oedipus … “

 

 "The crossroads of Oedipus ... "

“The crossroads of Oedipus … “

Destiny and Crossroads Symbolising Dilemma …

Where Oedipus killed his father Laius, the roads from Thebes, Delphi and Daulis meet and behind rises the massive Mount of Parnassus where Oedipus was abandoned to die … You all know the plot from Sophocles’ Tragedy ,”Oedipus the King” … Daulis ( Greek : Δαύλεια) as it is written on the road sign,is the City at the End of the Road not Taken by Oedipus …

Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus

~ Here is part of the plot to keep you busy my friends until I manage to reach your places …  ~

King Laius of Thebes and his wife Jocasta were warned by the Delphic Oracle that should they have a son that son would kill Laius and marry Jocasta.When she gave birth to a son,fearing the prophecy Laius pierced and bound the infant’s feet and left him to die in Mount Parnassus.A shepherd found the child and brought him to his king, King Polybius of Corinth. Polybus raised the child as his own, naming him Oedipus, which means “swollen-foot” …

Heading for Daulis

Heading for Daulis

~ Story goes on … and to make it short … Oedipus becomes a Patricide when he discovers his Destiny. He learns from the Delphic oracle that his Destiny is to kill his father and marry his mother. … Oedipus does not know that King Polybus is not his real father, so he leaves Corinth to avoid his Destiny… When he arrives at Thebes,he finds the town under the curse of the Sphinx, who will not free the city unless her riddle is answered. The Sphinx outside the gates of the town,was asking everyone who tried to enter,a riddle:

 

~ “What has four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening?” ~

 

If they guessed correctly she would leave.If incorrectly,she got to eat the unfortunate people;Oedipus took a stab at the riddle, and guessed the correct answer: ” A Man ”
A Man … Alas,that simple it was … The Sphinx left,people were overjoyed and made Oedipus their King, and he married Jocasta, the queen … Do you believe in Destiny … ?

~ Just a simple Road Sign with long (Hi)story behind … ~ Sophecles’ Tragedy and the myth of Oedipus is very old. It first appeared in written form in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad. Aeschylus and Euripides wrote plays about the hero, as did Julius Caesar, Ovid and Seneca. But the greatest version of all is the play “Oedipus The King” by Sophocles, first staged in 429 B C E ~

~ Is Destiny an Irresistible Power we cannot control,or we make our own Destiny?

~ Is Destiny Unavoidable ?  ~ Long-Standing Questions …

which we left behind and we took the road to Daulis,Greek: Δαύλεια,to avoid our Destiny … A storm was brewing,we had to rush and close enough there was a pub nicely sheltered by a stream.It was somewhere near here that baby Oedipus was left to die …

 

One with the Roof ...

At one with the Roof …

 

That’s what we needed to weather the storm,a warm and cozy corner to have a cup of mountain tea,or a glass of wine to keep us warm and to make our own Destiny …

As we were leaving, a lovely piece of  Alternative Art,caught my attention,and I thought that creativity has no limits …

 

Alternative Art

Raw Materials & Alternative Art

 

~  Road Signs and Raw Materials that Pre-determined a Course of events on a Wintry day in Mount Parnassus ~   ~It was my Destiny …  ~

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 21/02/2015

Enduring Bonds …


 

Aprreciative Love Gazes and Holds its Breath and it is Silent …

 

Posing for our WP friends ...

Posing for our WP friends with grace and flair …

 

Well, you ask what the Lab & the Westie are doing here, Eh … ?
They send you their Unconditional Love and their Fondest Wishes  ❤️ ~ Heracles & Hermes ~ ❤

 

The Prince of the house & The Lord of the Garden

The Prince of the house & The Lord of the Garden

 

~ Hermes and Heracles are happily woofing and send you unconditional love and warm wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend ~

Hermes,the Lab,is a lad now and so is Heracles the Westie.They were both born in 2012,but Edward was Edward,was Edward,was Edward … His spirit always with us …

 

Edward was Edward,was Edward ...

Edward was Edward,was Edward …

 

“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'” Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book)

 

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie and Enjoy your Weekend my WP friends !!!

 

♥ Thank You my “Pawssionate” friends and Tender Pet Parents for your Love ♥

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 13/02/2015

The Nature of Love …


 

 ♥ The Nature of Love …

Eros, Philia, Agape,Storge,Pragma,Philautia,Care,Affection …

What is love ? Probably there is not a single answer to this question and this is why the Ancient Greeks had different words to describe love. Knowing them can change your life …

 

What is this Thing Called Love ?

What is this Thing Called Love ?

 

Love has a “nature” that it cannot be described in rational or meaningful propositions.The Platonic theory of Eros is that ideal beauty, which is reflected in the particular images of beauty we find, becomes interchangeable across people and things, ideas, and art. To love is to love the Platonic form of beauty-not a particular individual, but the element they posses of true,Ideal beauty.

Philia is a fondness and appreciation of the other. For the Greeks, the term philia incorporated not just friendship, but also loyalties to family,society and broader communities.Philia could not flow from those who are quarrelsome,aggressive in manner and unjust.

 

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day..

 

Agape is the love of altruism, of giving without asking anything in return, and of sacrificing oneself for one’s partner. Many would consider it to be the purest form of love.

Storge Love is  friendship-based love. There is strong companionship,shared values and love-bonds of wider family members.It is often described as a natural or instinctive affection and  similar to agape, it is unconditional,but does not have the self-sacrificing and altruistic aspects of agape.

 

” Is Love love of something,or of nothing  ... ?

” Is Love love of something,or of nothing … ?

 

Pragma is about standing in love and making an effort to give love, rather than receive it.It refers to practical or logical love in which someone searches for a partner with certain characteristics. 

Philautia has two types,one is associated with narcissism,which is unhealthy and the other has to do with a wider capacity to love ; if you like yourself and feel secure in yourself, you will have plenty of love to give to others ~

Mania Love is known as the troubled love. This love has jealousy and dependence, great intensity, some intimacy, and many psychological symptoms related to the relationship.

 

What is this Thing that is Called Love ?

 

Love Means Different Things to Different People ...

Love Means Different Things to Different People …

 

Love means different things to different people …

C.S. Lewis in his book ,”The Four Loves”,describes some other types of love such as :

“Divine Love”, “Gift-love” ,”Need-love” whereas a child seeks the comfort of a mother’s embrace,and “Appreciative-love.

Aristotle supported that “All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man’s feelings for himself “.

 

” Is Love love of something,or of nothing  ... ?

” Is Love love of something,or of nothing … ?

 

What is this Thing Called Love ?

What is this Thing Called Love ?

 

~  ~ ♥ I live to love and to be loved  ♥ ~ ~

It’s Snowing outside … the Flames of Love are Rhythmically Dancing in the Fireplace …

 

It's Snowing outside ...  the Flames of Love are Rhythmically Dancing in the Fireplace ...

The Flames of Love are Rhythmically Dancing in the Fireplace  …

 

~ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day my WP friends ~ & ~ Thanks Kindly for your comments & likes  ♥ ~

 

Flames of Love & Snow

Flames of Love & Snow

 

~♥ Eros ~ Philia ~ Agape ~ Storge ~ Pragma ~ Philautia  ~ Give-Love ~ Need-Love ~ Appreciative-Love ~ Care ~ Affection … ♥ ~

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 09/02/2015

Cosseted Roses in the Heart of Winter …


 

At long last I decided to take time out of my busy schedule and show signs of life in the fabulous WP world … , and try to catch my unfulfilled dream,the dream of my life …  Well,you know,there is a very sociable word,a word with many extensions and spreading branches,but so very frustrating,I’m afraid … Is “catching up” hard on you,my friends ? How do you manage to take control of the situation? There must be a strategy ; I have noticed that most WP bloggers leave simply a “like”,or a two-word phrase-comment …,while I usually leave the story of my life … Ah,enough of my rambling,let me show you my protected Pink Roses …

 

~ Reading Heaven’s Signs … ~

 

It was a quiet winter day,my Pink Roses were happily basking in the warm sun,when storm clouds started gathering and presaging heavy storms … Then,on the spur of the moment,I decided to save them in my Glass World,where they are warm and safe now …

 

Rhapsody in Blue & Green ...

Rhapsody in Blue & Green …

 

Have you ever wondered why the sky is so Blue ?

I asked why  … ,and Lord Rayleigh gave me the answer … But,a cloud does not know why it moves in a certain direction and at such a speed… It feels an impulse … this is the place to go now and here it is above my garden,and in the ultimate Thule …

Soon,there was a storm brewing up,heavy rain was nearing and I wanted to keep the pink roses safe in my Glass World until Spring arrives and set them free …

Threatening Clouds above the Garden ...

Threatening Clouds above the Garden …

true stories from my garden in the middle of winter

true stories from my garden in the middle of winter

Rushing the Pink Roses into my Glass World ...

Rushing the Pink Roses into my Glass World …

The procedure started at a rapid pace and soon ...

The procedure started at a rapid pace and soon …

 

How beautiful they look in my Glass World and away from the furious winds and the violent rain storms …

~ Please behold them in my Glass World until Spring arrives … ~

Protected in a Beautiful Glass World ...

Protected in a Beautiful Glass World …

 

Now,I can only hear them happily whispering and saying that they are looking forward to Spring …

Rosy Thoughts in my Glass World ...

Rosy Thoughts in my Glass World …

 

“True” Garden Stories in the middle of Winter … and under the Sky,the same Sky We all Live …

Oh,come on Doda,stop being childish ..

 

~ ❤ A big Thank You my WP friends for your comments & likes  ❤ ~

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 06/01/2015

My 2015 Symposium with my WP friends


 

 ~ ░H░A░P░P░Y░♥░2░0░1░5░░  ~ Living is being happy ~

 

Let's make a toast to the Brand New Year with love ...

Let’s make a toast to the Brand New Year with Love …

The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον = drinking party ) is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–370 B C E. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis,purpose and nature of Love.

“what if the man could see Beauty Itself, pure, unalloyed, stripped of mortality, and all its pollution, stains, and vanities, unchanging, divine,…the man becoming in that communion, the friend of God, himself immortal;…would that be a life to disregard ?”

Plato, ~ The Symposium ~

My first steps in the new Year 2015

My first thoughts in the new Year 2015

” A great God is Love,worthy to be admired of Gods and men. Moreover,it is the source of our greatest blessings. Not birth,nor wealth,nor honour,nor aught else shall so inspire a man as Love with all that makes life worthy …

~ Plato, ~ The Symposium

Yellow Roses attending the Symposium ...

Yellow Roses attending the Symposium …

Echoes of Celebrations & Platonic Thoughts ...

Echoes of Celebrations & Platonic Thoughts …

 

” Is Love love of something,or of nothing ? …

Putting down to " paper " my first thoughts in 2015

Putting down to ” paper ” my first thoughts in 2015 …

 

A brand New Year & almost a week is already history … We count not months or years,but moments …

You all have an invitation to my 2015  Symposium,my friends !!!

 

Cheers !!!

 

Cheers to you All ♥•.¸¸.•♥•

Cheers to you All ♥•.¸¸.•♥•

 

 

★♫♪•♥  ~   ░H░A░P░P░Y░♥░2░0░1░5░░    ~ ★♫♪•♥

 

Thoughts on the edge of Time …

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 31/12/2014

Sweet Thoughts before Ringing in …


 

Where does time go,my friends ?

Day in day out and here we are again ushering in a New Year ; almost counting down to 2015 and leaving behind every moment of sorrow or joy… We have to turn over a new leaf, make a gratitude list and focus only on our blessings and the joys that surround us …

I really feel happy and blessed that I have met some remarkable friends on the wonderful WordPress World and feel so close to them despite the distance that separates us.

Well,here are some Sweets and Flowers for you to show my gratitude for the interesting and captivating posts  you share with me and for your true friendship  ✿ ♡ ✿

Do You have a Big Sweet Tooth my Friends ? If so,please feel free and help yourselves … it’s all so very tempting and fresh ! Let’s start with some homemade Christmas sweets and if you don’t like them there is more to come …

Please take the Lid off ...

Please take the Lid off …

Traditional Christmas Sweets

Traditional Homemade Christmas Sweets

What about them ? They are served with honey and cinnamon and they are very good for you.And here are some more,which are homemade too and all made with Bio Ingredients.Trust me …

Traditional Christmas Sweets

Traditional Christmas Sweets

And,if you don’t like them,then you can choose from here,where there is a delicious array of sweets in a patisserie from Edinburgh,hope they are still fresh … LOL

Sweet Thoughts and Special Treats for the New Year

Sweet Thoughts and Special Treats for the New Year

There are also some pomegranates for you,which bring Good Luck for the New Year.Simply you spread their juicy and brightly coloured arils around your entrance door,just on the threshold of the New Year.The pomegranate tree is happily growing in our seaside garden,in Peloponnese.

They come from our Seaside Garden

They come from our Seaside Garden

We grow lemon and orange trees as well,and here are some oranges for you.Strech your arm and grab as many as you like …

Happily Growing by the Sea

Happily Growing by the Sea

There are more than enough for everyone of you

There are more than enough for everyone of you

Oh,sorry,I almost forgot the flowers …

Sweet Roses for you my friends <3

Sweet Roses for you my friends🙂

Hope you all have their fragrance in 2015

Hope you all have their fragrance in 2015

Roses for You and Love ...

Roses for You and Love …

Here is also a traditional Good Luck Bunch with Cinnamon sticks and Dry Orange …

Happy New Year

🙂 Happy New Year🙂

 

Thinking Beyond the Box ? Where is our happiness,my friends ? Aristotle used to say that Happiness depends upon ourselves …

All your Happiness is in the Box ...

All your Happiness is in Your Box …

 

~ ✿ ~May 2015 be our Best Year Ever ~ ✿ ~

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

 

 Wishing You All Health * Peace * & Happiness for 2015

Peacefully Burning

Peacefully Burning …

 

And to Make an End is to Make a Beginning … with Sweet Thoughts …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

When Christmas is Nearing the Stars are always Brighter and our Hearts Warmer …

 

Gathering Christmas Stars ...

Gathering Christmas Stars …

★彡 It’s One of Those Nights When Heaven Comes down to Earth and All Looks Brighter  ★彡

I have an Old Astrolabe ( astrolabos = star-taker ) that helped me to spot a handful of Bright Stars that are always Shining …
Only a handful ,but more than enough to send me Affluent Light … I’m talking about my beloved WordPress friends  who kept publishing magnificent posts and photos throughout 2014 , and were also kind enough to drop by and leave their pithy and praiseful comments on my posts.

 

Peace…

~♥~ Hope your Christmas Days are filled with Peace and Love ~♥~

Peace ...

Peace …

 

Assessing my 2014 WordPress activity and Sending my Warmest Wishes to All of You Who celebrate Christmas.To all those who do not celebrate Christmas I wish you happy holidays and much joy !

 

   彡☆彡★彡彡☆彡★    Merry  Christmas      ★ 彡☆彡★彡☆彡★

 

✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*★★.✿¸.•°★★.✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*★★.✿¸.•°★★.✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*★★.✿¸.•°

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 20/12/2014

Sacred Geometry & Pure Light …


 

Pure Light & Architecture :

When I Need more Pure Light I usually Climb up the Sacred Rocky Hill …

Ascending the heights of hidden knowledge for the evolution of the mind beyond the visible and admitting that Geometry and Maths penetrate the universe and are eternal like the mind of God.

“Let none enter here who are ignorant of Geometry ” was inscribed over the entrance to Plato’s Academy. There are no such inscriptions here and free as you feel,you go up to the Sacred Hill where the Acropolis of Athens stands.

Treading the Upward Path Of Knowledge ...

Treading the Upward Path Of Knowledge …

The Parthenon or : Harmony & Symmetry

A Universal Symbol of Classical Spitit

A Universal Symbol of Classical Spirit

Enduring under the always Blue Skies of Attica where the Sun is always Shining ...

Enduring under the always Blue Skies of Attica where the Sun is always Shining …

The Principal Temple on the Acropolis,The Parthenon :

✺ The Uniqueness of a Temple on the Level of Aesthetics under the Blue skies of Attica where the Sun is always Shining …

✺ Sublime Aesthetic Structure completed in 438 BCE and dedicated to Athena,the patron goddess of Athens.
Each column to my eyes … History,Arts, Philosophy … Sophocles,Socrates,Plato,Aristotle,Pericles ….

✺ A Doric Temple of Majestic Proportion and Built to extremely Precise Dimensions according to the Mathematical Ratios of Sacred Geometry.

✺ An Enduring Monument ,a Universal Symbol of the Classical Spirit Radiating Purity and Perfection … a Symbol of Humanism….
✺ Each time I visit , I feel the same awe …

 

One,two,three,four,five & some tears for the expatriated sister …

The Erechtheion on the Acropolis

The Erechtheion on the Acropolis

Caryatides from the Erechtheion on the Acropolis (421-406 BCE) :

The Erechtheion is an Ionic Temple on the north side of the Acropolis and it was dedicated to Athena and Poseidon.It is opposite the Parthenon and it was built entirely of marble from Mount Penteli.The Caryatides (each one sculpted in a different manner ) supported the roof of the south porch of the Erechtheion, in place of the typical columns and they were holding it with elegance and grace.Today only copies of the Caryatides are shown. The 5 original ones are displayed in the New Acropolis Museum
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and the second from the left in the British Museum.

 

Tetrastyle Temples & Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike ( Victorious Athena) ,Constructed of White Marble around 420 BCE .

~~~ It is the first Ionic structure on the Acropolis where the Athenians could worship the Goddess of Victory in hope of prosperous outcomes in the wars. It is a Tetrastyle ( four column ) Temple with colonnaded porticoes in the front and back. ~~~

 

Experimenting with mono :

More Classic and Artistic,I suppose,but where are my very Blue Skies and the Pure Light ?

View over the city of Athens from the Acropolis

View over the City of Athens from the Acropolis

The Acropolis on the Sacred Hill

The Acropolis on the Sacred Hill

 

Each Time I visit , I feel the same awe … I see that God always Geometrises …

Φ – Ω – Σ  = Light …  Φ = Golden Ratio …

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 15/12/2014

” That’s How I Became a Painter … “


“I associate my careless boyhood with all that lies on the banks of the Stour. Those scenes made me a painter and I am grateful “.

John Constable ( 1776-1837 )

John Constable faithfully immortalised the beauty in his paintings over 200 years ago.He used translucent colour  to give brightness to the shadows and created a sense of the feel of the place. Now,I could clearly see in real his realism,the beauty of the area surrounding his home,the natural light and the white-topped clouds rolling over the blue skies and suggesting sunshine …

Can you sense the beauty ... ?

Can anybody see the beauty … ?

Can you sense the beauty ... ?

Ever-changing cloudscapes

River Stour & Romanticism

The River Stour & Romanticism

Constable Country Scenes and Romanticism :
Walking in the footsteps of a great artist and musing by the River Stour and the Dedham Vale.Mesmerised by the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the English lowland scapes.The area has a rich history and has been the inspiration to many writers and artists.
I had seen the beauty of the area only in Galleries and now,it was spreading real in front of my very eyes …

Natural Beauty & Idyllic Scapes

Natural Beauty & Idyllic Scapes

Open spaces with scenic watermeadows and ever-changing skies,the Essex countryside is rich in Outstanding Natural Beauty ! The Dedham Vale and Stour Valley environ one of the most scenic and charming landscapes.

Birds resting on limbs above the River Stour

Birds resting on limbs above the River Stour

Lovely quaint villages,rivers,meadows,lowland scapes,fascinating local attractions,quiet roads and inviting tracks,make exploring an unforgettable experience ! John Constable faithfully immortalised the beauty and his techniques paved the way for Monet and the French Impressionists .

Naturalistic Brushstroke & Open Spaces

Naturalistic Brushstroke & Scenic Watermeadows

Dedham is an idyllic old English country village in Essex,situated on the banks of the River Stour.The main street in Dedham is charming with a cluster of  half-timbered houses and Georgian and Tudor town houses lining the road … I also loved the old cottages and the thatched sixteenth century cottages spread all over the Constable Country .

Lovely Georgian Houses

Lovely Georgian Houses

With the Charm of the Old ...

With the Charm of the Old …

Fascinating Thatched Houses

Scenic Thatched Houses & plenty of Local Colour

Bedham Quiet Roads & Old Houese

Dedham Quiet Roads & Old Houses

Bedham Charming Houses & Wondrful Facades with plenty of Local Colour

Dedham Charming Houses with Stunning Facades

Cozily Nestled in the Lusg Greenery

Cozily Nestled in the Lush Greenery

Constable Country & Watermeadows

Constable Country & Watermeadows

There is also a magnificent Historic Church on the High Street in Dedham,with Constable connections (inside is Constable’s Ascension ) ,which is one of the great churches of northern Essex. It’s St Mary’s Parish Church,a 15th century rebuilding of an earlier medieval church which existed at least as early as 1322.

St Mary the Virgin built in 1492

St Mary the Virgin built in 1492

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St Mary's dominates the High Street of Dedham

St Mary’s dominates the High Street of Dedham

Strolling up the High Street you can’t miss the medieval Sun Inn,a 15th-century village coaching inn revitalised as a popular gastro pub where you receive the best English hospitality.A resty post for travellers for centuries and still much the same these days.

what about a pint of crafy beer or a meal ? !!!!!!!

what about a pint of craft beer or a meal ? !!!!!!!

What about a pint of craft beer or a meal ? Or a cup of traditional cream tea ? I love the scones and the clotted cream … I kept my eyes peeled for The Essex Rose,a charming old-fashioned Tea House,a real English Rose …

What about a cup of tea or coffeee ? !!!!!

What about a cup of tea or coffee ? !!!!!

A 16th century Tea House in the centre of Dedham, the heart of Constable Country.A fine timber-framed building looking out across Royal Square and towards the church.

It’s not only the unspoilt countryside along the River Stour and the memorable views over the Dedham Vale,it’s also tradition and style that have changed very little since Constable’s time … It’s the epitom of rural England as captured by the artist on his canvas.

Oh and Those Blues that meet The Greens & They Make Paintings …

The perfect place for artists and photographers,the true Constable Country with scenes that captivate and inspire,scenes where the Blues meet the Greens and they make Paintings …

the mirror of nature ...

the mirror of nature …

Blues meeting the greend and making paintings ...

Blues meeting the Greens and making Paintings …

The Blues & Greens of the Constable Country

The Blues & Greens of the Constable Country

Constable Country & Naturalistic Brushstroke ...

Constable Country & Naturalistic Brushstroke …

Reflections and Constable Country treasured moments … Don’t ask me why I so much like the uniqueness of the very English countryside and the mirror of nature on paintings … Only ask yourselves who painted nature …

And what about a cup of tea or coffee in The Essex Rose,my friends?

The Essex Rose Tea House

The Essex Rose Tea House

Thanks kindly for dropping by ….

PS : Catching up still remains an unfulfilled dream … I clear out 10 emails,and then another 20 arrive … A discouraging,chaotic situation with some Thousands of emails still waiting … I don’t even dare to publish new posts,thinking that my problem will become even worse …  It’s time though to publish some posts before 2015 arrives … Thanks kindly for your understanding  my WordPress friends and for coming by for a cup of tea … I’ ll soon visit you again and enjoy your remarkable work.

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 10/10/2014

I didn’t Know that Trees Grow on Castles until …


 

Thriving at the top of the Castle

Thriving Sycamore at the top of the Castle

I didn’t know that trees grow on castles and write history until …

Until … I saw a thriving sycamore at the top of Colchester Castle,planted on the ramparts in 1815 by the gaoler’s daughter to commemorate victory at Waterloo.

Colchester Castle was built around 1076 by the Normans as part of their defence system, following their invasion of England in 1066. Impressive structure,built by King William the Conqueror and the largest Norman keep in Europe. It was constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain.

Old Castles

Old Castles

Proudly Soaring skyward ...

Proudly Soaring skyward …

The castle is built from Roman materials, stone and brick,quarried from the old town of Colchester.It is surrounded by a Victorian park with beautiful gardens and lovely flower arrangements.There is also a band  playing  sweet classical melodies which are pleasantly mingling with flower fragrances.

Victorian Gardens and Sweet Melodies

Victorian Gardens and Sweet Melodies

Picturesque Grounds

Picturesque Grounds and colourful Flowers

Picturesque grounds with  lovely flower beds and benches creating a most relaxing ambiance connecting the past with the present.

Colchester is a fascinating town with a glorious history and this awesome Keep in the town centre helps you to really understand how the town has evolved over the years.The Town Hall in High Street and just in the heart of Colchester,is a superb example of Edwardian architecture.Designed by the architect John Belcher and built from 1898-1902. It is adorned with outstanding round-arched niches containing fine statues and three big stained glass windows depicting Roman History.

End of the Victorian era and beginning of Edwardian

End of the Victorian era and beginning of Edwardian

Statues writing History

Statues writing History

Statues and Colchester History

Statues and Colchester History

 

The clock had turned back and opened many pages for the historic town of Colchester,the oldest town in England.

Old Towers and Clocks

Old Towers and Clocks

The day softly turned to another twilight and the town was almost empty … History and Time go together and never come back … ,but we can relive the moments.

Romans and Normans

Romans and Normans

Mixture of Ancient and Modern

Mixture of Ancient and Modern

 

Tufa stone and brick Wall reminder of the town’s Roman past when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain.

Ancient always meets the Modern and History starts its relay race …

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 18/09/2014

To Stay In or Not To Stay In ?


 

Scotland Decides …

In or Out Scotland is in my Heart

In or Out, Scotland is and still will be  in my Heart

 

It’s a matter of hours …

It's a matter of hours ...

It’s a matter of hours …

So many Red and Green flowers …

 

So many Green and Red clouds  rolling over Scotland …

Red or Green ? Green or Red ? Let the Winds Decide ...

Red or Green ? Green or Red ? Let the Winds Decide …

” I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above ; those that I fight I do not hate,those that I guard I do not love.”  W.B.Yeats

 

Thoughts and Yeats’  “Morbid”  Verses  used metaphorically … , Intense Cloud Formations, Surrealistic Skies … ,Red or Green, a Yes or a No, and a Big Question Mark …

Sorry I have rather over-dramatised my post for the needs of the situation …

Will I see the UK again or a Small England ?

More clouds started rolling over ” The Temple I was looking for … ” And the Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh lost its sparkling light.

https://dodagrivas.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/i-was-looking-for-a-temple-in-scotland-and/

Please Aeolus blow away the dark clouds ...

Please Aeolus blow away the dark clouds …

TEMPLES

Aeolus,ruler of the winds,blow the dark clouds away and don’t let Pandora open the Box …

Great moments that change the course of History … But I love you Scotland,you are and will be deep in my heart no matter your decision …  ” Be thou the rainbow in the storms of  “life.” The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. ”   Lord Byron

Thoughts and mingled  feelings on Calton Hill near the Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh and under the Dugald Stewart Monument where I draw my long,imaginary lines to connect Civilisations and Cultures …

Dugal Stewart Monument

Dugald Stewart Monument

Am I in Greece or in Scotland ? Am I in Athens under  The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis  or in Edinburgh ?

Monuments

I love you Scotland and all the world loves you ; whatever you decision you won’t lose your greatness …

I'll keep visiting you every single summer ...

I’ll keep visiting you every single summer …

I will keep visiting you every single summer no matter your decision … I will keep drawing the long imaginary lines that connect us … I will stay up all night to see what the future holds for you …

Night Shots

To stay in or not to stay in ?

Logic or Emotion ?

A Big Question Mark, a Yes or a No that might add  numerous pages to the Books of the Scottish and British History …

Oh ! How Powerful Can Short Words  Be !!!

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 12/09/2014

My Social Networking has gone for a Burton


 

Could I have a Pint of Stout with a Rich Creamy Head, Please … ?

 

Enjoying Stout and Bitter ...

Enjoying Stout and Bitter …

 

at the back yard of the Inn enjoying a pint of refreshing lager

at the back yard of the Inn enjoying a pint of refreshing lager

there is more to come ...

Oh ! I can see there is more to come …

A glass of orange juice for my hubbie,who is a teetotaller,was just fine too  …

teetotallers have no place in the English pubs darling ...

teetotallers have no place in the English pubs darling …

 

Old Traditional Pubs in Harpenden

Old Traditional Pubs in Harpenden

 

Drinking beer and hearing echoes in my ears … Hello stranger,hello stranger,hello stranger … hello stranger …

Oh my dear WP friends,I will do my best to nudge your memory … Thank you !!!

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 12/09/2014

M I A …


 

 

Sorry for missing in action my WP friends ; my crazy quilt schedule kept me away from my pastimes and my social networking.

I tried to reach you,but ...

I tried to reach you,but …

 

I tried to reach you,but there was no answer …  lol … Now,with a crammed bag filled with sweet summer  memories and a nightmarish inbox bursting at the seams,I have to burn the candle at both ends …  in order to catch up …

Summer Memories

Summer Memories

just before leaving for England ...

just before leaving for England …

More crammed bags from England,more travel experiences and many photos awaiting  classification and I am thinking that the digital detoxification break I had,was not that bad …

Luton Hoo Mansion

Luton Hoo Mansion

I just love the inky clouds ! Thank God the hot Sun from Greece didn’t follow me …

Cozy Pubs

Cozy Pubs

Looking forward to commenting on your latest posts my WP friends  ❤️❤️❤️ ;  it doesn’t matter how slowly I go on as long as I will not stop coming by. Thank you beforehand for your understanding  ❤️❤️❤

 

Like an Avercamp Painting

Like an Avercamp Painting

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 17/06/2014

Cheers to You All !!!


 

 Special moments with the soft touch of the ocean breeze,moments when you hear sea voices and the vast blue archipelagos  is so inviting !!! Come on in,come on in  … And I couldn’t resist,I couldn’t stay away from the crystal clear waters of the Archipelagos …

 

Cheers to you all my WordPress friends!!!

Cheers to you all !!!

Cheers to you all !!!

Powerfully vCleeving the Blues ...

Powerfully Cleaving the Blues … and Heading the Boat to the opposite Shore

The Argolic Peninsula

To the Argolis Peninsula where Uranus and Gaia Meet …

 

I could see you all in the ocean,in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea,in the pure white foams that gave birth to Aphrodite and wash the happily swimming  dolphins.If you are in Down Under or USA,or Canada or Europe or anywhere else in the world,I could clearly hear the rhythms of your warm heart because there is love everywhere …

There is Love Everywhere ...

There is Love Everywhere …

Porto Heli Bay

Porto Heli Bay in the Argolic Gulf

Where Uranus and Gaia Meet ...

Where Uranus and Gaia Meet …

 

Hope you are all keeping well and enjoy the blessings of life no matter where you are,no matter what you do.

I missed you all my WordPress friends and I’m looking forward to reading your posts and your kind thoughts.

There is love everywhere … In heaven,in the deep blue ocean,in the caves,in the harbours of your hearts and it travels with the wind …

Love Travels with the Wind and can Reach Everywhere ...

Love Travels with the Wind and can Reach Everywhere …

 

pebbles from the deep blue Archipelagos

pebbles from the deep blue Archipelagos

Cheers to You All

The Salt and Pepper of Life …   Cheers to You All !!!

 

 

~♥~♥~♥~ Cheers to You All my friends   ~♥~♥~♥~ Cheers to You ~♥~♥~♥~ !!!

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 23/05/2014

” My Client is not in a Hurry ” …


 

 

Barcelona Colours …

Looking at Barcelona’s Architectural Gems and Gaudi’s Expression in  Art and in Monumental Architecture

 

Barcelona is Gaudi,or Gaudi is Barcelona ?

Through Gaudi's Perspective

Through Gaudi’s Perspective …

Gaudi Elaborate Architecture

Gaudi’s Elaborate Architecture

 

Casa Batlló Facade ( 1905-1907 )  Gaudi Art Nouveau

The Skulls and Bones undulating facade with designs like the surface of a lake with water lilies and having the colours of natural corals.Actually the Skulls are the balconies and the Bones the supportive pillars.Gaudi’s distinctive and unique architectural style was a great contribution to the early 20th century architecture and to Modernism.Reflections caused by coloured glass and ceramic mosaics are associated with the culture and the artistic currents of his time in Catalonia.His distinctive architectural style is admired around the world and his gothic creations have greatly influenced the overall character of the city.

” My client is not in a hurry “

One of his most notable works is the iconic temple Sagrada Familia which has been under construction since 1882 and as Gaudi characteristically said : ” My client is not in a hurry ” …

Imposing Roman Catholic church combining Gothic and Curvilinear Art Nouveau.The Passion Facade and the Nativity Facade do take your breath away.

 

Sagrada Família -View of the Passion Facade

Sagrada Família  Church

Magnificent Stone Work

Magnificent Stone Work

 

Barcelona and Architectural Gems …

A big dynamic city with its own character,well known throughout the world as a cultural city with a rich architectural and monumental heritage and with works that have been declared part of the world heritage by the UNESCO.

Barcelona Colours ...

Barcelona Colours …

Elaborate Facade and Art Nouveau

Elaborate Facade and Art Nouveau

Colourful Facades

Colourful Facades

Barcelona Colours

Barcelona Colours

The Old and The New

The Old and The New

Modernism ...

Modernism …

Barcelona Reflections through Gaudi's Perspective...

Barcelona Reflections through Gaudi’s Perspective…

 

Seeing Barcelona Colours from an Artistic Angle and through Gaudi’s Architectural Perspective …

A Barcelona post especially dedicated to my sweet WordPress  friend Amy who is soon leaving for Spain.

https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Spain Reflections and sacred Symbols ...

Spain Reflections and sacred Symbols …

 

Have a safe and enjoyable journey to Spain Amy ♥♥♥

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 18/05/2014

Crossing the Bridges …


 

Out of sight but not out of mind …

Loose thoughts while crossing the bridges … and missing the contact I had with my WP friends …

How ironic ! Bridges usually connect people and bring them together …

 

Cossing the Bridges

Crossing the Bridges

Towers and Thick Stone Walls

Towering above me … Internet Connection beyond me …

 

Away from Athens,I miss all my wonderful WordPress friends and their brilliant posts …

I have a very poor Internet connection and it takes hours to get the links😦😦😦

 

See you soon,and visit your new work ; take great care for now and enjoy your Sunday !!!

☆彡★彡  彡☆彡★彡    Happy Sunday   彡☆彡★彡彡☆彡★

Rosy Promises

Rosy Promises

 

Just a quick post to tell you that you are in my thoughts and I am looking forward to soon visiting your new work *===***===*

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 14/05/2014

Cleaving the Blues …


 

Cleaving the blues in the Ionian Sea  Beyond the Breakers and Far from the Human Swarm and Mortal Folly …

 

Ionian Blues Beyond the Breakers

Ionian Blues Beyond the Breakers

Cleaving the Blues Blessed by the Wind

Cleaving the Blues Blessed by the Wind

 

Retreating to places where you can hear yourself  think ,where thought is free and the sky is fathomless  and unaltered.I felt the sea in me, with me, as waves were rolling  out caressing the shore,becoming one with the greens and the massive rocks on their thrones.

On the Rocks without Yesterday or Tomorrow

On the Rocks without Yesterday or Tomorrow

time writes its own stories ...

time is a passionate sculptor

Undisturbed Sparks of Blue and Green

 

The great embrace of ocean was closer than love’s can be …

Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care …

I,the foam of earth,assoiled by the ocean foam …

George Sterling ( 1869-1926 )

Alone near the massive rocks,I see the world from a different angle,I discover the essence of the human nature and my soul is asking for more beauty and light…

time stories

time stories

Balanced Symphony of Greens and Blues

Balanced Symphony of Greens and Blues

 

Yet,in the end it was earth that called me in from the vast,till I rode to shore on a wave …

Local Colours

Painterly Local Colours

I could still hear myself  think … The sun was standing over and helped me store more rocks and sea in my memory.I was lost in the Archipelagos of my dreams,reuniting past and present,when I saw the sun’s last smiles.

last smiles

last smiles

Twilight Reflections

Twilight Reflections

Sea thoughts without yesterday or tomorrow and my own blue,the eternal deep blue, indelibly etched in my memory …

Archetypal Blues

Archetypal Blues

 

God,my Master Builder, You built me into the mountains,

God,my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea !

Odysseus Elytis, The Axion Esti : Ἄξιον ἐστίν

 

Yet in the end it was earth that called me in from the vast,
Till the salt, wild waters boiled and the spray was thin on the blast,
And the undertow swept out, laughing at strength like mine,
Till I rode to shore on a wave that stung with its hurtled brine
Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#HXwEUA57pzSkBT4C.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,
Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#HXwEUA57pzSkBT4C.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 07/05/2014

Anthesteria or May Celebrations


 

 It was 1st of May and May wreaths were hung on doorways or balconies,but my May wreaths were floating on white fluffy clouds and changed shapes as they were slowly drifted away by the gentle wind …

Heavenly May  Wreaths

Heavenly May Wreaths

Fluffy Clouds drifting away ...

Fluffy Clouds carrying away and re-shaping the May Wreaths …

May Flowers and Wreaths

May Flowers and Wreaths

 

Well and carefully collected flowers from the garden,waiting to take their role in the May celebrations … Each one bright and cheerful ready to sacrifice its beauty for the purposes of the occasion …

Sparkling Flowe Faces

Sparkling  Faces ready for the sacrifice …

Merry Blossoms

Merry Blossoms in the garden

The Yellow Beauty was about to take a main role

The Yellow Beauty was about to take a main role

Numerous Pelargoniums ready for the flight ...

My Pelargoniums were ready for the flight …

Pelargoniums were very eager to participate in the celebrations and especially in the flight performance.Presumably,it was because of their name,as pelargos in Greek means stork.They had a very good reason to take part in the event and enjoy happy flights up in the sky …

May,the last month of Spring,takes its name from the ancient Greek word Maia which meant nurse or midwife and assisted women in childbirth ;  it was also one of the deities that protected fertility and birth.

And why my title : Anthesteria

The name Anthesteria (Ἀνθεστήρια), comes from the word ἄνθος (plural: ἄνθη or ἄνθεα = flowers or blossoms.

White and Purple stars in the garden ...

White and Purple stars in my garden …

Anhesteria,in ancient times,was a celebration in honour of Dionysos,the God of theatre,which took place in Athens and lasted three days.They were festivals of souls, plants and flowers, celebrating the rebirth of man and nature.The three days were almost completely separate events,but they had several things in common.The story behind Antesteria is long and very allegorical,but I don’t want to expand on overarching details,I simply want to let you enjoy the rebirth of nature after the rough winter …

By roses, and sleep that falls from bright shaking leaves. And a pasture for horses blossoms with the flowers of spring, and breezes are flowing here like honey and Nectar in golden cups,mixed with a festive joy :Come to me here …    Sappho Poems

 

The Spring Fresco 1550-1500 B.C.E.

The Spring Fresco 1550-1500 B.C.E. Santorini – Greece

 

The Spring Fresco

 

Replica from my personal collections : The Kissing Swallows and Lotus Flowers  ( 1550-15000 B.C.E. ), is part of the famous Minoan fresco ” The Spring Fresco “, in the Greek island of Santorini – Akrotiri -Thera.

✿ ✿ ✿  Happy May,my WordPress friends  ✿ ✿ ✿

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 17/04/2014

Hibiscus says …


Hibiscus on Easter Holidays …

 

Hibiscus on Easter Holidays

Hibiscus on Easter Holidays

Hibiscus says …

A Very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, Doda ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡(◠‿◠♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡

Warmest Wishes ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡

Easter Bouquet

Easter Bouquet

Hibiscus and I Send our Warmest Wishes to our WordPress friends, Love ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and Big Hugs ))))))))

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 13/04/2014

A Very Impatient Train Commuter …


 A Rainy Day at the Dover Train Station

How heavy fell the rain that day and there were just a few travellers at the Dover station waiting for the next train to other promising destinations… We were all  patiently waiting on the platform,except for a very impatient train commuter who was restlessly going up and down and looking at the station clock persistently …

 

a regular train commuter

a regular train commuter

moving around non-stop ...

moving around non-stop …

so restive ...

so restive …

uneasy

uneasy

looking at everybody and everything

looking at everybody and everything

felt so sorry he was alone and so anxious ...

felt so sorry he was alone and so anxious …

When it came closer to me I didn’t hesitate to ask him where he was going to and if he had bought a ticket  … He said he had a ticket already and that he was going  down to the beach near the White Cliffs to meet the rest of the seagull family and go fishing …

it was overcast and all looked grey

it was overcast and all looked grey

here he comes to meet the rest ofthe seagull family ...

here he comes to meet the rest of the seagull family …

the seagull's destination

the seagull’s destination

I felt so happy after chatting with him,but I started making connections and thinking of  my Orpheus,the little Bard …  who was confined in the ” gold” cage … Very unfair I thought,all birds should be free and fly high,but what about Pandora,our sweet cat,who flirts with him,amused by his sweet notes   ♬♬(◦’⌣’◦)♬♬ ♬♬(◦’⌣’◦)♬♬  Or because …. ?  No,I thought,he is confined but safe … But,was he happy ? He  must be,otherwise he wouldn’t sing …

Orpheus,our first-class Troubadour

Plato is a great Troubadour

Orpheus is a great Troubadour

But,what about Pandora ? Does she really like him or she will …  if  I set Orpheus  free … ?

Pandora ... I don't trust you ...

Pandora … I don’t trust you …

Do you really like his  notes  ♬♬(◦’⌣’◦)♬♬  Or  …. ?

if he was not happy he wouldn't ♬♬(◦'⌣'◦)♬♬

if he was not happy he wouldn’t ♬♬(◦’⌣’◦)♬♬

OM !  I’ll Miss the Train ……  I’ll Miss the Train … I Have to Leave All My Thoughts Behind and Get On …

It was A Rainy Day in Dover,but I was Happy I had met the Impatient Train Commuter,the great Fisher-Seagull …

Dover,The White Cliffs and the Seagull ...

Dover,The White Cliffs and the Seagull’s Destination …

a rainy day in Over

a rainy day in Dover

it was overcast and raining,but the castle didn't lose its majestywas

it was overcast and raining,but the castle didn’t lose its majesty

The Castle was Magnificent even under heavy rain ...

The Castle was Magnificent even under heavy rain …

 

The Rain Droplets Still on my Camera Lens and My Thoughts,with The Impatient Train Commuter and the Confined Orpheus, Become Words …

Thoughts and Photos that Become Words …

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 07/04/2014

Divine Light …


 

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Divine Light All the Way Down the Steps to the Cave of the Apocalypse Where your Soul Desires to Reconnect with its Source …

The Cave of the Apocalypse

To The Cave of the Apocalypse

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John of Patmos

John of Patmos

A - Ω

A – Ω

 

Α Ω

“I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet…” (Revelation 1:9-10)

Spiritual atmosphere all over the island of Patmos and particularly in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian or John of Patmos the Revelator ( founded in 1088 ) and in the Cave of the Apocalypse.They were both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Patmos is a peaceful,small Greek island in the Aegean Sea and one of the northernmost of Dodecanese.All  know of the Book of Revelations, but not everyone is aware that it was written in Patmos,just after 95 AD. Saint John the Divine (also known as the beloved disciple of Jesus) was sent here in exile, as Patmos in those days was a place for criminals because it was so inaccessible.

Divine Light leads my steps up to the fortified castle,to the Monastery of St. John’s and the Cave of the Apocalypse

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fortified castle

the fortified castle

divine light leading my steps all the way up ...

divine light leading my steps all the way up …

way up to the Monastery

way up to the Monastery

About halfway up the alleys and the cobbled path is the Cave of the Apocalypse

outside ...

outside …

in the Cave

in the Cave

feeling the Divine ...

feeling the Divine …

that's where he slept ...

nightly resting place of John’s,fenced off and outlined in beaten silver

 

The monastery consists of interconnecting courtyards, chapels, stairways, arcades, galleries and roof terraces reaching out to Spiritual Realms …

St. John's Monastery

St. John’s Monastery

Frescos in the Chapel of  Theotokos,date from the 12th century in the chapel of Theotokos

Frescoes in the Chapel of Theotokos,date from the 12th century

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Divine views inside,panoramic views from outside and towards the vastness of the blue ocean where the firmament  and the earth meet and make you feel in Seventh Heaven …

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view over the port of Patmos

view over the port of Patmos

I ndeed Divine Light
Indeed Divine Light

Deep thoughts on the summit of the fortified Monastery and verses like prayers from Friedrich Holderlin’s poem  Patmos :

The god
Is near, and hard to grasp …
Our Mother the Earth, and the Light
Of the Sun as well, but what our Father
Who reigns over everything wants most
Is that the established word be
Carefully attended, and that
Which endures be interpreted well …
for the perfection of the soul

for the Perfection of the Soul

 where heaven and earth meet

Divine Light Leading my Steps

Divine Light Leading my Steps …

 

Bliss All over and Celestial Light for the Perfection of the Divine Essence of the Human Soul …

 

 

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 02/04/2014

Sorry my WordPress Friends …


 

 Comment – Problems -Please un-spam me … to see them published … TUBH

It has been more than 4-5 hours now that I am unable to comment on my favourite blogs

I first realised it when I commented on one of Amy’s – ( Rose ) brilliant posts and my comment disappeared into thin air … I think I wrote it more than 3 times.

http://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/jewels-amongst-petals/

Then :

http://acasadisimi.com/2014/04/01/sagne-con-ceci-e-cozze/

http://sacredtouches.com/2014/04/01/324-sanctuary-on-a-personal-level-is-where-we-perform-the-job-of-taking-care-of-our-soul-christopher-forrest-mcdowell/comment-page-1/#comment-3196

http://penningtonplanetarium.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/discovery-the-pink-planet/

http://sacredtouches.com/2014/03/31/listening-to-god/comment-page-1/#comment-3194

http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/michelles-weekly-pet-challenge-week-30/

http://learningfromdogs.com/2014/04/03/dear-george-2/

http://charlottehoatherblog.com/2014/04/03/my-love-of-contemporary-dance/comment-page-1/#comment-12001

http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/lake-apopka-sunset-skywatch-friday/

http://acasadisimi.com/2014/04/05/nominacion-premio-dardo/comment-page-1/#comment-1138

http://rachelmankowitz.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/candle-lighting/comment-page-1/#comment-5907

http://charlottehoatherblog.com/2014/04/06/phantom-an-alternative/comment-page-1/#comment-12038

and a couple more.

The last comment I wrote,was on one of  Amy’s wondrous posts :

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/statue-of-the-martyrs-for-travel-theme/

I’m still waiting to get some help …

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/i-write-commentsi-post-them-and-they-disappear?replies=2#post-1722559%23postform

I am terribly sorry my friends ; hope to be able to come by your lovely posts once again and manage to comment.Actually,it’s the first time it has happened .

 

spring

Have a splendid day my friends    (✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) !

 

 

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 30/03/2014

Viennese Colours


Complex …

 

Dazzling Situations from High Up … and Breathtaking Views over the City of Vienna

Viennese colours from high up ...

Viennese colours from high up …

At the entrance of Prater

At the entrance of Prater

At the entrance of Prater

Dazzling situations from high up …

 Viennese colours from the Giant Ferris Wheel (The Wiener Riesenrad, or Riesenrad, at the entrance of Prater amusement Park where you enjoy a modern adventure world with 250 different attractions,as well as many restaurants,bars,the famous waxwork museum Madame Tussaud’s,planetarium and many more than one can imagine.It was built in 1896 by the British engineer Walter Basset and originally it had 30 gondolas,but was severely damaged in the World War II and when rebuilt only 15 gondolas were replaced.Enjoy the view of the city from almost 200 feet up (64.75 metres ).Only when you have taken a ride on Riesenrad are you really in Vienna …

Dazzling Situations from High Up ...

Dazzling Situations from High Up …

Viennese Colours from High Up ...

Viennese Colours from High Up …

 

Faithful Remodelling and Reflective Reconstructions from the History and Culture of Austria before the Dazzling Travelling …

 

 fabulous reconstructions

fabulous reconstructions and reflections

Remodelling Flavour of Culture and History

Remodelling Culture and History

Faithful Reconstructions ...

Faithful Reconstructions …

Reflective Reflections

Reflective Reflections

Museum Madame Tussauds

Museum Madame Tussauds

Viennese Colours from High Up

Viennese Colours from High Up

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Vienna views

Vienna views

 

Reflective Reflections from Vienna and Viennese Colours from High Up where the Old and the New Merge …

Reflective Reflections Of the Old and the New ...

Reflective Reflections Of the Old and the New …

Peaceful Co-Existence and Viennese Colours from High Up …

The Old and the New across the Eras ...

The Old and the New across the Eras …

 

The Old and the New across the Eras and Viennese Colours

Colour is Life … Isn’t it !!!

From the

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 21/03/2014

Pondering the Four Seasons Sonnets


The Vernal Equinox and The Rebirth of Nature …

Portraits and Sonnets of The Four Seasons

Portraits and Sonnets of The Four Seasons

I love them all,but Adieu Winter … Adieu …

Last Winter Sighs

Last Winter Sighs and Flights

Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

Spring – Concerto in E Major

Allegro
Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,
and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven,
Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.

Largo
On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.

Allegro
Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds lightly dance beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.

 

Welcome spring,we hope you are here to stay …

orange blossoms

orange blossoms

thriving snapdragons

thriving snapdragons

Each season a wonder,but Spring makes the world a happy place …

Oh, isn’t it grand to be alive? Can you smell the sweet scent on the air all over your garden ? Today I think only with fragrances,I feel elated …

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 16/03/2014

The Power of Wealth in Futuristic Architecture


Staggering Shapes,Swirls,Curves soaring to reach up to Heaven and enter the gate of Eternity …

Eclecticism ...

Eclecticism …

Bewildered by a riotous array of futuristic schemes and polygonal shapes,I urgently tried to translate them into space and forget the minimalist aesthetics.Do they aim at quality constructions or they want to live in a futuristic vision? Skyscrapers and towering buildings freeing architecture to extreme geometrical shapes that take your breath away and make you feel you live in an ephemeral paradise down on earth … The apotheosis of architecture unfolds before your very eyes and the mind-blowing,monumental constructions make you feel so small …

Burj Al Arab on an artificial island

Burj Al Arab on an artificial island

The sail-shaped construction,standing on a manmade island and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea,was built to resemble a dhow which is a type of Arabian vessel.While the exterior appears ultra-modern,its interior is an anthology of interesting,lavish styles.Truly,spectacular constructions to see it from all angles and understand why it marked an epoch in the history of futuristic architecture.

Weigh anchor !!!

Will you join the voyage,my WordPress friends ? If not suffering from acrophobia experience a range of untamed,dazzling styles and avant-garde designs all the way up and up … Art Deco and revolutionary,architectural elements with harmonious proportions and eurhythmy,extending far upward and travelling you forward in time.Is it a quest for hyperbole or the need to conquer the rules of the Euclidean Geometry,I wonder ?

Architectural Triumph and Eclecticism through Tectonics,Intercolumniation and Structuralism

Art Deco and the Power of Wealth in an atrium lobby

Art Deco and the Power of Wealth in an atrium lobby

atrium

atrium

atrium

Aquarium

Lavish Deco ...

Please don’t lean over and look down …

Simply,live the spirit of the dimensional Geometry and Gigantism. Does architecture start when you carefully put a couple of bricks together,or is it much more than this ? Yes,it is much more when it stands one thousand feet tall and it is a distinctive landmark on Dubai’s skyline.

My Reflected Reflections on Futuristic Architecture over the United Arab Emirates and the Art of Mastering Phantasmagoric Constructions and Surreal Designs Founded on Advanced Engineering Principles and Euclidean Geometry and Beyond.

Abu Dhabi

Aquarium

Dubai Architecture

panoramic views

Circular constructions HPIM3180

upsidedown

heavenly constructions

Circular constructions

glorious architectural orders

looking through a sublime arch

the powe of wealth in deco and arts

reflections

small and big fish ...

interior deco

please don't lean over

Please don’t lean over and look down,just live the spirit …

restaurant roof deco

where the blue and green meet

into the Mall of Emirates

And when snow never or rarely comes to your place,bring it home artificially … OM ! What else shall I see in here ? Thoughts,in the Mall of Emirates indoor ski area … No mountains,no high summits,yet plenty of snow-clad sceneries and fabulous ski facilities …

indoor ski resort

indoor ski resort

I suppose, it is high time I went for a walk and come down to earth and enjoy the simple delights of life …

night walks

And what about a Desert Safari to gaze at the vastness of sandy shores and the natural architecture of the dunes ? Our planet is a colourful and beautiful world …

Dubai desert safari

Dubai desert safari

My Reflected Reflections on Futuristic Architecture and Deco Art Inside and Outside Space …

night reflections

Is there any end to architectural ambitions,I wonder as I wander … Do I gaze at monumental,futuristic constructions or at some new Babel Towers ? How much higher can we get ? Are they simple samples of futuristic,architectural ambitions and concepts of evolutionary development or Hybris ??? Oh ! Hybris ! What a word in the Power Of Wealth in Futuristic Architecture …

I dedicate this post especially to Lebbeus Woods,Antonio Sant’Elia and to all the Visionary architects and the illusionists who mastered and still master the Art and Science of designing and erecting big,futuristic constructions.

Will They ever Manage to Quench  their Architectural Megalomania … ? Who knows …

L’ARCHITETTURA FUTURISTA – Manifesto

http://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/santelias-words/

Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 05/03/2014

I caught the Moon playing with a UFO …


I caught the Moon playing hide and seek behind the swaying tree branches and above the infrared light …

like a Gold Brooch on a black fur lapel ...

like a Gold Brooch on a black fur lapel …

The Moon had the leading role and the dark swaying branches above the infrared light created the mood … What a nice shot it would make,I thought to myself, and right away I grabbed the camera to imprison the scene … OM ! Look what I accidentally caught … It absolutely bewildered my senses and took me aback … Was it a flying saucer,a UFO above my garden ??? For a couple of minutes it was an intriguing unsolved mystery … Please come to my shoes for a sec because when I took the photo it didn’t show on my camera screen …

OM ! What is this flying scaucer doing here ...

OM ! What is this flying saucer doing here … ???

it was not on the camera screen when I was trying to capture the Moon ...

it was not on the camera screen when I captured the Moon …

It took me some time until I understood that it was a familiar flying saucer,a safe flying saucer that I see every night above my head in my study … I was soon comforted and started smiling and thinking that it would make a great share to make my friends laugh.Simply,I was in my study when I took the photo through a glass window and the UFO was the reflection of a ceiling light on the glass,looking exactly like a funny flying saucer … Life is fun.Isn’t it !!! And the Moon is beautiful in all its Phases and Faces !!!

it was so beautiful and frolicsome that night ...

it was so beautiful and frolicsome that night …

It was so beautiful and frolicsome that night and every night …

Different Phases and Faces ...

Different Phases and Faces …

Touching the the Branches ...

Touching the Branches …

A Parial Lunar Eclipse

A Partial Lunar Eclipse

phases and faces ...

just about to land on the tree branches  …

Among Olive tree branches

Among Olive tree branches

Decorating the Garden Xmas tree ...

Decorating the Garden Xmas tree …

The Blue Moon of August

The Blue Moon of August

My micro Cosmos in the Garden

My micro Cosmos in the Garden

Moon friendships in the garden

Moon friendships in the garden

smoothly landing ...

smoothly landing …

So Round so Beautiful ...

So Round so Beautiful …

To the Moon ( excerpt from the Orphic Hymn ) pre-classical poetry :

Goddess queen, diffusing silver light,with stars surrounded
Female and Male with borrow’d rays you shine,
Whose amber orb makes Night’s reflected noon
In peace rejoicing, and a prudent life:
Fair lamp of Night, its ornament and friend,
Who giv’st to Nature’s works their destin’d end.
Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail!
Deck’d with a graceful robe and shining veil;
Come, blessed Goddess, prudent, starry, bright,
Come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light,
Shine on these sacred rites with prosp’rous rays,
And pleas’d accept thy suppliant’s mystic praise.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hoo/

To Selene  a “pre-Olympian” Goddess :

Oh, Lady Moon

Mother of the Night

Your Beauty astounds the Heavens

Your light exceeds the Stars

Your face glows with the sparkle of Inspiration

You are the Muse …

http://www.goddessschool.com/projects/lumi/fp1selene.html

 

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