The day, the music didn´t die

L.A. was an alternative rock bar at Methonis street, Athens. During the 80´s it was full of crowd, even on working days. Adolescent as I was, I remember it as… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το The day, the music didn´t die

Easter in Greek painting 2

Holy Friday: The decoration of the Epitaphios, by Theodoros Rallis (1893)

Holy Friday is a day of mourning for the death of Jesus Christ. According to the orthodox ritual the “Epitaphios” is prepared at each church. The Epitaphios is an icon… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Easter in Greek painting 2

Easter in Greek painting 1

Greeks' Pascha (detail), by Theofilos

Easter, which in Greek is called “Pascha”, commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and it is along with his Nativity and The Dormition of the Mother of God one of the… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Easter in Greek painting 1

Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas (1906-1994), was a leading Greek cubist artist, who began his studies as a student of Kosntantinos Parthenis. Combining the principals of Cubism, Post-Cubism, Constructivism and other Avant-garde elements… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Food in Greek painting 5 – Nikos Hatzikyriakos Ghikas

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Castellers of Esplugues, photo by Lluís Tarrés

So what exactly are the castells and the castellers? Well, the “castells” are human towers that members of various teams (so called colles castelleres) form, during Catalan festivals. The colles… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) was one of the most important representors of Greek modernism. In fact, he is considered as one of the three “fathers” of Modern Greek art, along with… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Food in Greek painting 4 – Konstantinos Parthenis

Des fraises, des cerises, un baiser d’ange au printemps

I consider Lee Hazlewood´s “Summer Wine”, one of the best songs ever heard. I love it so much, I often play it in my guitar, although I deserve the title… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Des fraises, des cerises, un baiser d’ange au printemps

Village tree ceramics by Rena Makari

Rena Makari is a passionate ceramist making unique pottery in limited quantities. A few years ago, aiming to share her passion with the world, Rena opened her cute workshop “Village… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Village tree ceramics by Rena Makari

6 more cups of coffee for the road

In 1976 the great Bob Dylan released his seventeenth studio album, the well known Desire. The album reached the no 1 of the US Billboard charts and became one of… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το 6 more cups of coffee for the road

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Photo by turismevilafranca.com

I will never in my life forget the first time I saw the Castellers. It was in Girona and it happened at a time when we knew absolutely nothing about… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 1