“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
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
” 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 …
The Fox’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 ….
Living in Mount Penteli and enjoying the warm Attica Sun.They disturb nobody,they want to live too …
~ ✿ Happy Earth Day ✿ ~
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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 … ♥
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 …
I Spread my Wings and Flew Free … & Painted my Life with Blues & Greens & Bright Warm Colours …
❦ 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 …
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 …
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 ❤
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«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 :
«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 …
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 ?
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 …
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 !
And if you like tradition,here are some Easter cookies and Red Easter Eggs for you …
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 ~
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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 …
I’ll be running on the Stadium at the Archaeological site of Olympia and try to catch up …
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 ♡ … ~
Finnish Colours and Music Notation …
A Shadow of Memory with Finnish Colours & Sibelius ♫♪♫♪♫
~ 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 …
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 …
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.
Light and colours blend and with Sound Waves echo harmoniously in the rocks and in the smoothly flowing “staff” of the river …
Φ stands for
Light,Colours and Sounds reflect and refract in Musical notes … ♫ ♪ ♫
Sibelius Monument in Helsinki Finland “Composed” of more than 600 hollow steel pipes … and a Shadow of Memory by the River …
Finnish Colours & Music Interchanging places and Awakening the Senses … Synaesthesia …
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International Women’s Day 8th of March
~ ~ ~ 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 ❦
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 …
❦ Re-born … 8th of March …
❤ Happy Sunday and Women’s Day ❤
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~ Happy Month of March to You All ~
Fathom your Thoughts into the Blue and Wait for 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 Wintry Face of Tamarix by the seaside,was awaiting the Transformation,was writing its own story.
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 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.
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 …
and painted the skies with my own colours,the colours of the Spring …
arbitrarily grasping what the Gods hadn’t given me …
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Destinations … “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 …
~ 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” …
~ 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 …
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 …
~ Road Signs and Raw Materials that Pre-determined a Course of events on a Wintry day in Mount Parnassus ~ ~It was my Destiny … ~
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Aprreciative Love Gazes and Holds its Breath and it is Silent …
Well, you ask what the Lab & the Westie are doing here, Eh … ?
They send you their Unconditional Love and their Fondest Wishes ❤️ ~ Heracles & Hermes ~ ❤
~ 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 …
“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 our “Pawssionate” friends and Tender Pet Parents for your Love ♥
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♥ 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 “.
~ ~ ♥ I live to love and to be loved ♥ ~ ~
It’s Snowing outside … the Flames of Love are Rhythmically Dancing in the Fireplace …
~ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day my WP friends ~ & ~ Thanks Kindly for your comments & likes ♥ ~
~♥ Eros ~ Philia ~ Agape ~ Storge ~ Pragma ~ Philautia ~ Give-Love ~ Need-Love ~ Appreciative-Love ~ Care ~ Affection … ♥ ~
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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 …
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 …
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 … ~
Now,I can only hear them happily whispering and saying that they are looking forward to Spring …
“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 ❤ ~
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~ ░H░A░P░P░Y░♥░2░0░1░5░░ ~ Living is being happy ~
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 ~
” 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
” Is Love love of something,or of nothing ? …
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 !!!
★♫♪•♥ ~ ░H░A░P░P░Y░♥░2░0░1░5░░ ~ ★♫♪•♥
Thoughts on the edge of Time …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Oh,sorry,I almost forgot the flowers …
Here is also a traditional Good Luck Bunch with Cinnamon sticks and Dry Orange …
Thinking Beyond the Box ? Where is our happiness,my friends ? Aristotle used to say that Happiness depends upon ourselves …
~ ✿ ~May 2015 be our Best Year Ever ~ ✿ ~
Wishing You All Health * Peace * & Happiness for 2015
And to Make an End is to Make a Beginning … with Sweet Thoughts …
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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.
The Parthenon or : Harmony & Symmetry
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 …
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 ( 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 ?
Each Time I visit , I feel the same awe … I see that God always Geometrises …
Φ – Ω – Σ = Light … Φ = Golden Ratio …
Posted in Ancient Greek Art, Architecture, Athens, b/w photos, Greece, Hellas, History, iPhoneography, Monuments, phoneography, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, Places of interest and history behind them, Places of Worship, Temples, The Acropolis of Athens, The Parthenon, The Sacred Hill | Tags: Ancient Architecture, Ancient Greece, architecture, b/w photos, Golden Ratio, Greece, Hellas, Φ, phoneography, Photography, photos, pictures, sacred geometry, symbols of Humanism, Temples, the Acropolis of Athens, The Caryatides, The Erechtheion, the Parthenon, the Sacred Hill, The Temple of Athena Nike, Universal Symbols
“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 …
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 …
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.
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 .
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 .
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.
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 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 …
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 …
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?
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 in Architecture, Churches, collage, Dedham, England, Essex, Holidays, iPhoneography, J.Constable, NATURE, Painters, paintings, phoneography, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, pubs, River Stour, Travelling, travels, UK | Tags: architecture, cottages, Dedham, Dedham Vale, England, Essex, facades, Georgian houses, historical churches, inns, John Constable, NATURE, old churches, old-fashioned tea houses, painters, phoneography, Photography, photos, pictures, picturesque, pubs, quaint, River Stour, rural England, scenic scapes, St Mary's in dedham, Stour Valley, thatched houdes, the Essex countryside, The Essex Rose, The Sun Inn, tradition, travelling for pleasure, travels, Tudor houses, UK, villages, watermeadows
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.
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.
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.
The clock had turned back and opened many pages for the historic town of Colchester,the oldest town in England.
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.
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 in Architecture, Castles, CIVILIZATION & CULTURE, Colchester, collage, England, Essex, Europe, FLOWERS, Gardens, History, phoneography, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, Places of interest and history behind them, Romans and Normans in the UK History, Statues, Travelling, travels, UK | Tags: attractions, Britain, Colchester, Edwardian Architecture, England, flowerbeds, gardens, history, images, Norman keeps, Photography, photos, places of interest, Romans and Normans, statues, sycamore, the Colchester Castle, The Town Hall in Colchester, The Victorian park in Colchester, towers, travels, UK
Scotland Decides …
It’s a matter of hours …
So many Red and Green flowers …
So many Green and Red clouds rolling over Scotland …
” 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.
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 …
Am I in Greece or in Scotland ? Am I in Athens under The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis or in Edinburgh ?
I love you Scotland and all the world loves you ; whatever you decision you won’t lose your greatness …
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 …
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 in Calton Hill, CIVILIZATION & CULTURE, Dugald Stewart Monument, Edinburgh, England, Floral Clocks, History, horticulture, iPhoneography, phoneography, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, Places of interest and history behind them, Poems, referendums, Scotland, Temples, Travelling, travels, UK | Tags: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, England, flags, floral clocks, historical moments, horticulture, Monuments, Photography, photos, pictures, referendums, Scotland, symbols, Temples, The Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh, The Dugald Stewart monument, UK
Could I have a Pint of Stout with a Rich Creamy Head, Please … ?
A glass of orange juice for my hubbie,who is a teetotaller,was just fine too …
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 in England, Entertainment, FLOWERS, Fresh Home Made Food, Gardens, Holidays, iPhoneography, Old English Pubs & Inns, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, Travelling, travels, UK | Tags: District of St. Albans, England, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Holidays, old Inns, old traditional Pubs, travels
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 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 …
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 …
I just love the inky clouds ! Thank God the hot Sun from Greece didn’t follow me …
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 ❤️❤️❤
Posted in Architecture, collage, Edinburgh, England, Europe, Gardens, Greece, Greek islands, Holidays, iPhoneography, NATURE, Photographs, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, pubs, REFLECTIONS, Scotland | Tags: Berkshire, collages, Constable Country, Edinburgh, England, Essex, Greece, Holidays, Luton Hoo Mansion, mirroring selfies, NATURE, Newbury, parks, Scotland, selfies, travels
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!!!
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 …
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 …
~♥~♥~♥~ Cheers to You All my friends ~♥~♥~♥~ Cheers to You ~♥~♥~♥~ !!!
Posted in Europe, Greece, Hellas, Holidays, NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Pictures, Porto Heli, REFLECTIONS, seascapes, summer resorts, summer retreats, The Argolic Gulf, Travelling, travels | Tags: Argolis, Europe, Greece, Hellas, Peloponnese, Photography, photos, pictures, Porto Heli, seascapes, summer resorts, the Aegean Sea, the Argolic Gulf, the Argolic Peninsula, The Bay of the Eels, turquoise waters
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Have a safe and enjoyable journey to Spain Amy ♥♥♥
Posted in Architecture, artists, Barcelona, CIVILIZATION & CULTURE, Gaudi, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Places of interest and history behind them, Spain, Travelling, World Heritage Sites by UNESCO | Tags: architecture, Art Nouveau, Barcelona, Casa Batlló, churches, Europe, Gaudi, Gothic architecture, Modernism, Photography, photos, Sagrada Familia, Spain
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 …
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★
Just a quick post to tell you that you are in my thoughts and I am looking forward to soon visiting your new work *===***===*
Cleaving the blues in the Ionian Sea Beyond the Breakers and Far from the Human Swarm and Mortal Folly …
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.
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…
Yet,in the end it was earth that called me in from the vast,till I rode to shore on a wave …
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.
Sea thoughts without yesterday or tomorrow and my own blue,the eternal deep blue, indelibly etched in my memory …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 in Athens, Attica, CIVILIZATION & CULTURE, collage, Customs and Habits, Europe, FLOWERS, Gardens, Greece, Greek mythology and culture, GREEK NAMES, Hellas, LINGUISTICS AND WORDS' ORIGIN, May Day, May Day celebrations, May Day in Greece, NATURE, ONOMATOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Spring, The Spring Fresco Santorini | Tags: 1st of May, Anthesteria, clouds, collages, culture, Europe, flowers, frescos, gardens, Greece, Hellas, May Day, May Day Celebrations, May Wreaths, mythology, Photography, photos, The Spring Fresco in Santorini 1550-1500 B.C.E.
Hibiscus on Easter Holidays …
Hibiscus says …
A Very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, Doda ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡(◠‿◠♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡
Warmest Wishes ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡
Hibiscus and I Send our Warmest Wishes to our WordPress friends, Love ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and Big Hugs ))))))))
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 …
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 …
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
But,what about Pandora ? Does she really like him or she will … if I set Orpheus free … ?
Do you really like his notes ♬♬(◦’⌣’◦)♬♬ Or …. ?
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 …
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 in Birds, Castles, Cats, Dover, England, Europe, iPhoneography, NATURE, Pets, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Seagulls, The White Cliffs, Train Stations, Travelling, UK | Tags: birds, canaries, castles, cats, England, Europe, Kent, pets, Photography, photos, rain, seagulls, The White Cliffs, train stations, travelling, UK
A – Ω
Divine Light All the Way Down the Steps to the Cave of the Apocalypse Where your Soul Desires to Reconnect with its Source …
“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
About halfway up the alleys and the cobbled path is the Cave of the Apocalypse
The monastery consists of interconnecting courtyards, chapels, stairways, arcades, galleries and roof terraces reaching out to Spiritual Realms …
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 …
Deep thoughts on the summit of the fortified Monastery and verses like prayers from Friedrich Holderlin’s poem Patmos :
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 …
Bliss All over and Celestial Light for the Perfection of the Divine Essence of the Human Soul …
Posted in Churches, collage, Deep Thoughts & Emotions, Frescoes, Greece, Greek islands, Hellas, History, iPhoneography, NATURE, Patmos, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, Places of interest and history behind them, Places of Worship, Poems, REFLECTIONS, summer retreats, The Bible, The Cave of the Apocalypse, The Monastery of St.John's in Patmos, World Heritage Sites by UNESCO | Tags: castles, churches, culture, Dodecanese, fortified castles, frescoes, Greece, Greek islands, Hellas, history, iPhoneography, Monasteries, NATURE, Patmos, Photography, photos, places of worship, St. John's Monastery in Patmos, summer retreats, The Bible, The Cave of the Apocalypse, World Heritage Sites by UNESCO
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.
and a couple more.
The last comment I wrote,was on one of Amy’s wondrous posts :
I’m still waiting to get some help …
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 .
Have a splendid day my friends (✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) !
Dazzling Situations from High Up … and Breathtaking Views over the City of Vienna
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 …
Faithful Remodelling and Reflective Reconstructions from the History and Culture of Austria before the Dazzling Travelling …
Reflective Reflections from Vienna and Viennese Colours from High Up where the Old and the New Merge …
Peaceful Co-Existence and Viennese Colours from High Up …
The Old and the New across the Eras and Viennese Colours
Colour is Life … Isn’t it !!!
Posted in Ausement Parks, Austria, Cathedrals, Europe, Faithful Reconstructions, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOS, REFLECTIONS, Remodelling, Riesenrad, The Giant Ferris Wheel, travels, Vienna | Tags: Amusement Parks, Austria, Cathedrals, Europe, Photography, photos, Reconstructions, Remodelling, Riesenrad, St Stephen's Cathedral, The Giant Ferris Wheel, The Prater amusement Park, travelling, Vienna
The Vernal Equinox and The Rebirth of Nature …
I love them all,but Adieu Winter … Adieu …
Spring Concerto in E Major
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.
On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.
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 …
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 …
Staggering Shapes,Swirls,Curves soaring to reach up to Heaven and enter the gate of Eternity …
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 …
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
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.
Please don’t lean over and look down,just live the spirit …
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 …
I suppose, it is high time I went for a walk and come down to earth and enjoy the simple delights of life …
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 …
My Reflected Reflections on Futuristic Architecture and Deco Art Inside and Outside Space …
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
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I caught the Moon playing hide and seek behind the swaying tree branches and above the infrared light …
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 …
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 and every night …
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.
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 …
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
“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.” What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful …
Mark Twain ” The Innocents Abroad “
Architectural work of Art with 82 domes,1,000 striking white and gold columns,24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet.One can only feel awe and hymn God and man’s ambitions creations.Constructed from 1996 to 2007 using artisans and materials from many countries including Italy, Germany, Morocco, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greece and United Arab Emirates.According to our guide and Wiki, more than 3,000 workers and 38 renowned contracting companies took part in the construction of the mosque. Natural materials were chosen for much of its design and construction due to their long-lasting qualities, including marble stone,gold,precious gems, crystals and ceramics. It was built by the Italian company Impregilo and it is large enough to accommodate over 40,000 worshipers.A real fusion of Arab and Moorish architecture that reaches out to Heaven …
And,my own collages,with respect to all religion principles,to hymn Monumental Architecture and Edifices that reach out to God
The might of the man of faith,Is the might of the Almighty: Dominant, creative, resourceful, consummate … Sir Allama Iqbal
Pages from the book of my travels and well treasured experiences.Besides,different is always interesting …
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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our wonderful WordPress friends ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
And,I love roses as : ” Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose ” G.Stein
Heavenly roses for the occasion …
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ !!!
The Shed is …
The red wooden box structure, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins,next to the Temple of Drama,the Royal National Theatre,South Bank,London UK.
Caught with my tablet just before entering the NT to attend Eugene O’ Neill’s ‘ Strange Interlude ‘ ( Pulitzer Prize ) – American Culture in 1920s.A wonderful performance.
The bright red wooden box,next to the concrete box,the RNT,is entirely covered with rough-sawn timber board.It has four towering chimneys impressively rising up from its corners and it is placed on the Theatre Square at the front of the NT,beside the River Thames.
It takes you by surprise when you first see it,but it’s a nice play between the permanent dull buildings and the temporary,modern innovative constructions painted with bright shining colours.It will give a 3rd auditorium to the NT while the Cottesloe/Dorfman theatre is being refurbished.It opened for a year,in April 2013.
Theatre goers can really feed their souls and enjoy most uplifting performances in the Temple of Drama,the Royal National Theatre.
And, as per usual,I immediately drew a connection line and remembered the Shakespearean theatrical play “Richard III ” with Kevin Spacey,directed by Sam Mendes at Epidaurus Ancient Theatre … on the 29 ,30 and 31 of July 2011 (Here are some pictures taken with my smart phone ).An unforgettable performance !!! Oh those connection lines …. I so much enjoy drawing them …
The striking Red Shed gave me a good chance to share this post with you,my WordPress friends.I was absolutely impressed when I saw it next to the Concrete Box .Both were so loftily standing by the River Thames and faithfully serving Drama …
PS : As I was standing just some metres away from the The Shed,it was impossible for me to capture the whole of it.Here is an article from the Guardian where you can see the full size :
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The Spirit of the Ancient Olympic Games still alive since 7th century B.C.
It was a cold winter day,the overcast sky above Ancient Olympia presaged heavy rain,but it didn’t stop us from paying another visit to the sacred archaeological site.It was all there in ruins,but vividly narrating their long history and the past glories.The monumental entrance,Krypre,gladly received us to the Stadium …
and we started reliving history …
I wanted to step on it to feel the Spirit …
and the surrounding area opens more pages from the past glories …
Can you visualise the High Priestess in the Temple of Hera Lighting the Olympic Flame using the Sun ? I do …
and more pages open as we proceed … more ruins,more history … that travels you back in time …
It was cold and gloomy outside,but there was Ample Pure Light in the Museum …
Now,it is snowing outside and the olive tree in my garden is snow-clad.How will I manage to make wreaths (Kotinos ) for the winners of My Winter 2014 Olympics ?
Today,7th of Feb,the XXII Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi – Moscow at 16:14 GMT.The Olympic Flame was lit at Olympia,Greece, on the 29th of September,2013 .Just one month before my recent visit.
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Gazing at the Temple of Poseidon from a Hotel window and thoughtfully sipping wine,while tracing vestiges from the past.The views were so evoking …
Well,it all started with a glass of fine wine which usually helps me to break free from limits and start imaginary journeys looking for inspiration.It was a sunny day radiating positive energy and felt an immediate affinity with the rewarding views over the blue deep waters and the surrounding area.Now,I knew I was ready to replenish my emotional stores.
Wherever I went I couldn’t miss the view of the Temple and found a easy corner to start my journey on the vestiges of the past.Odyssean pages (Sounion Hiron) opened and remembered that Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides.And what about the finds that show the site was inhabited in the prehistoric period ? And
The views were very inviting and promising and I thought it was enough of my journeys on the tracks of the vestiges …
The brilliant sun started to set and a cup of tea would be the ticket to help me to come down to earth …
Time for pleasure,I thought to myself …
Time for pleasure … ,but I wonder,where do the stars go when they sleep ???
Travel Theme : Wood
and Art on a Eucalyptus Trunk in the Old Town of Rhodes ( Greece ) which is the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe .The huge Eucalyptus Eye kept watching everybody and everything as if keeping a record of our movements …
Is it crying … ? No,it is not;they are not any tears,Doda, my good friends said and I thought how lovely companionship is !!!
The big Eucalyptus Eye kept observing us until we moved forward and out of the Walls of the Old Town.Or, it didn’t … Were the Seven Springs we headed for within its visual range ?
Further down a beautiful valley there were some beautiful wooden railings and fresh running water happily murmuring ” The Seven Springs ” musical notes …
On the way back to the city,we passed through some picturesque villages with little houses and what I liked more about it,were the piles of neatly built wood in their gardens.
How old are you ? I politely asked,but I got no answer …
How old are you ? How old are you ? …
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Sunbeams from a seaside garden radiating warm light and spreading sweet smiles
Friendships … and Space Negotiations
Pinetree-Madonna Callas kissing each other
Verbena’s Smiles and Space Negotiations
Hibiscus Sweet Smiles
And Rosy Promises in the Garden
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I especially liked Amy’s post found in Nature
Thank you Cee for the wonderful challenges you create for us !!!
A Thank-You photo for all the WordPress bloggers who liked my post
Standing humbly overlooking the deep blue of the Sea of Crete in the south of the Aegean Sea
Standing humbly in the surrounding area of the Elounda Beach Resort overshadowing the rest of the luxury recreational facilities …
Follow the Leading Path and Join My Sunday Prayer to glorify God and the Blue-White nuances …
Outdoor Public Art and a Hymn to Jean Sibelius
Uplifting Violin melodies …. penetrating mind and body : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8gtkoKZ2jM
Imposing Monument designed by Eila Hiltunen and unveiled on the 7th of September 1967 in the Sibelius park in Helsinki.It is “composed” of almost 600 hollow steel pipes weighing 24 tonnes and resembling waves transmitting musical notes to the infinite firmament where they will live for ever … I just love his symphonies and his chamber music.
Architecture is Maths and Maths is Architecture,Flowers are Music and Music is Flowers … Colours are Music and Music is colours …
Visiting Finland through the Musical notes of Jean Sibelius and deep thoughts on the Pythagorean Theory of Harmony in Music and Architecture …
It also gives me great pleasure to include this New York Times excerpt I found on Charlotte’s wondrous post :
“Nowadays, we tend to rely on sound rather than shape. But music is not about sound. Sound is simply its material, (as paint is for painting). What music is about is gesture, colour, shape, form and, especially, emotional intensity.” [The New York Times, Rodger Norrington. 2003].
The Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh
I was looking for a temple in Edinburgh around the brilliant green slopes and hills and I thought to myself that it was impossible to hide its glorious presence.
All of a sudden it emerged magnificently sitting almost on the top of the beautiful Calton Hill with the smooth slopes and the vast open spaces around it.It looked so heavenly and lofty that one could easily communicate with God …
Sublime,I thought,indeed sublime and divine under the clear blue skies of Scotland.If the weather was gloomy and dreary it would have lost part of its glory.It is unfinished,I know,but yet a popular landmark radiating culture and history.It is rightly called the Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh.Its building started in 1822 and it was meant to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens,but due to financial reasons it still stays unaccomplished.Great panoramic views of Edinburgh from up there and easy access to the Observatories and the Nelson Monument.
Now,when I stand on the Acropolis of Athens in Greece,I draw a very long,imaginary line to connect Civilizations and Cultures …
Year in Year out and we are already climbing up the first steps of 2014 … Never too late to Wish WordPress and its bloggers a Happy and Prosperous New Year !!!
The Edinburg working floral clock,since 1903, is the oldest in the world and it is made with thousands of varieties of beautiful flowers and especially designed each year to commemorate a special occasion. The first 1903 clock had only an hour hand and began to operate on the 10th of June (1903).However,from 1904 onwards,the clock had both an hour hand and a minute hand.Until 1972, the Edinburgh floral clock operated mechanically. It needed to be wound daily. In 1973 it was converted to become electrically driven.
Until around 1927 there were no words included in the designs.The first words written afterwards were : “Tempus Fugit ” ( Latin for Time Flies ).
Now,it is patiently waiting to be re-planted in Spring time and the cuckoo above will start long working hours again and appearing out of its wooden house every fifteen minutes. I can hear it saying : Roll on Spring,roll on Spring … and,and it wishes its life away …
Looking forward to Spring and the new flower designs,to start spreading their scents and their vibrant colours along with the merciless tick tock sound …
Heracles’ Thank-you post
I am kind too and want to share my thoughts and deep feelings with you.I know,I look like a fluffy,cuddly Steiff toy,but believe me ,I am a real,real gentleman and I send you all my unconditional love and scented flowers to warm your hearts and thank you for all your wonderful comments and Likes on our recent posts.
You cannot … not to like me,can you ?
Love and colourful,scented flowers for my WordPress friends
Flowers and Happiness … And, You cannot … Not to Like me, Can You !!! or ???
A Thank-you post for our friends
Hermes wants to say a blanket thank-you to all our WordPress friends who visited our recent posts and left their favourable and praiseful comments and Likes.He is happily sleeping now and dreaming of you.He always appreciates kindness and generously offers his Love.
NB : He is named after the Greek Olympian God,Hermes,and they both enjoy our garden’s fragrances and whispers …
I wonder what our lives would be without flowers and the unconditional love of our pets and especially dogs’, “who” can read us as an open book .They feel joy when they know we are pleased and upset when we are worried.Blessed those who enjoy their company.
No, I won’t take the hot sun with me in UK,only a handful of pleasant memories from Cyclades
A photo series just to economise on words,with sea breeze and Aegean colours galore …
- 2015 Wishes
- Abu Dhabi
- Aesop's Fables
- Ancient Greek Art
- Ancient Greek recipes at themed restaurants
- Ancient Olympia
- Archaeological Museum of Olympia
- Archaeological sites
- Art Deco
- Athens Classic Marathon
- Ausement Parks
- Awaiting Spring
- b/w photos
- Blogging and Different Approaches
- BUILDING YOUR IMAGE
- Burj Al Arab
- Calton Hill
- Cape Sounion
- CIVILIZATION & CULTURE
- COLLECTIONS OF COINS AND STAMPS
- Colours & Music
- Customs and Habits
- Deep thoughts
- Deep Thoughts & Emotions
- desert safari
- Dining out
- Dugald Stewart Monument
- Earth Day
- Easter in Greece
- Easter in Italy and Sightseeing trips
- Elounda Beach Hotel
- Faithful Reconstructions
- FLORA and FAUNA
- flora in the Greek Mountains
- Floral Clocks
- Foxes and Snow
- Fresh Home Made Food
- Funny UFOs
- Futuristic Architecture
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Greek islands
- GREEK MOUNTAINS
- Greek mythology and culture
- Greek Mythology and HIstorical connections
- GREEK NAMES
- interior designs
- International Women's Day
- James Joyce
- Japan's earthquake
- Jean Sibelius
- JUST A QUESTION MARK
- Kalymnian Sponges and Sister Cities
- L'architettura Futurista – Manifesto
- Labrador Retriever
- LINGUISTICS AND WORDS' ORIGIN
- Loans and Antiloans in Languages
- MAKING DECISIONS
- manmade islands
- May Day
- May Day celebrations
- May Day in Greece
- Middle East
- Modern Architecture
- Modern Arts
- Mother's Day
- Mount Nebo
- Mount Penteli
- mythology under construction
- National Holidays
- NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
- NATURE'S POWER
- New Year
- New Year's wishes
- Old English Pubs & Inns
- olive oil
- Olympic Gamed
- Orphic Hymns
- Our Immense Universe
- PARIS – CITE FOUNTATION
- PC INTERNET WORLD
- Pentelic Marble
- Places of interest and history behind them
- Places of Worship
- Political turmoil
- Porto Heli
- REAL LIFE AND BLOGGING
- River Stour
- RNT London
- Road Signs
- Romans and Normans in the UK History
- Seasonal Greetings
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- snow and birds
- Social Nets
- SOCIAL SCIENCE
- St.Valentine's Day
- summer resorts
- summer retreats
- Super Full Moon
- Temple of Poseidon
- The Acropolis of Athens
- The Argolic Gulf
- The Bible
- The Cave of the Apocalypse
- The Colours of my Life
- The Duomo of Milan
- The Giant Ferris Wheel
- The Greek Theatre in USA
- The Ionian Sea
- The Marathon Lake
- The Monastery of St.John's in Patmos
- The Moon
- The Nymphs
- The Parthenon
- The Sacred Hill
- The Shed
- The Spring Fresco Santorini
- The Vergina Sun
- The Virnal Equinox
- The White Cliffs
- Themed Restaurants
- Torpon Springs Florida
- Train Stations
- TRYING TO SURVIVE
- United Arab Emirates
- USA-Greek Social connections
- West Highland White Terier
- wild flowers
- Wild plants
- WordPress snowing blogs
- World Heritage Sites by UNESCO