Thursday, April 28, 2011

At the shoemaker's workshop

Shoemaker Antonis who has this workshop has been travelling all over the world and speaks I don't know how many languages!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A beautiful building in Glyfada

                          A building in Glyfada when twilight sets in.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Care for a coffee?

                Cheers cafe - our new cafeteria in Ano Glyfada, Athens!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The bad eye...

In Greece you can see bijoux with the blue eye sold everywhere. The greek people buy these as a protection against the "bad eye". It is people talking bad about you or good as well, people being jealous at you, people wishing you bad...    If you have a headache or are getting sick in Greece they often think it's the bad eye and then you are "matiasméni" ("eyed"?)! Some people are doing "ksemátiasma", taking away the bad eye from you, using a cross and oliveoil. Everybody beleives in this, even doctors.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Flea market at Monasteraki

(The yellow building in this picture is the undergroundstation at Monasteraki.)

This is traditionally called Flea-market, but nowadays it's mostly normal shops there. Anyway it's very interesting shops with  a great range of different kind of  things - look at this pearl-shop for example;

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Giant strawberries!

                Giant strawberries for sale at Monasteraki square, Athens.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pita and Gyros

My friend Michele and I had a nice lunch at Monasteraki in the center of Athens today! Here the chef is cutting the meat down from the "gyro", which means round...
The pita-breads are waiting to be filled with gyros, kebab or souvlaki.

"Merida Gyros" or a meal of Gyros...Maybe they need bigger plates...?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hardworking shoes...

Hardworking shoes left to rest 'til the next day...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Neglection of my photoblog...

The last week it just has been to much going on, so even if it doesn't take long time to post a photo here in my little photoblog it hasn't been done...sorry to my beloved followers and readers, and to my blog!

Many demonstrations and seizures are still taking place in Greece. This picture was taken outside the Cityhall of Athens the other day. We haven't had any news or newspapers now for a couple of days either.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcoming garden

                            The window might be closed, but the gate is open for us!