Thursday, February 26, 2015

My little lake

So after the yesterday's small  introduction about Clean Monday, it's time to show you some views of the park where the celebration took place. 
And for reward one more folk dance with an interesting touch in the end. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clean Monday

Today, i will introduce you to a Greek custom, the Clean Monday celebration. Clean Monday is the first day of the Easter fast. We call it clean cause we stop eating meat, fish and milk products and we start cleaning ourselves as well from every toxic behavior and emotion. (at least we try) For more information check this link.
On this day we use to organize some folk festivals with traditional music and delicious fasting meals. Some outdoor activities like picnic and flying a kite are in the day plan too. 

Each municipality organizes each own festival and i will show you some images from my township's events.

 Maybe you can recognize the maypole dance which is a very common custom in all Europe. 

And now a small taste of Greek folk music.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Harbor #2

 No words for today. 
Just enjoy the sunshine.. :)))

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Harbor #1

 A small part of the harbor is public and lots of events take place there. Thessaloniki's film festival is one of them. 
The old industrial buildings are all now renovated and they accommodate cinema theaters, museums, exhibitions and cafes. 

To this point i want to thank all the people all over the world who demonstrated yesterday for Greece! 

Here's one view from our demonstration.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sunny and beautiful!

Well, whole Greece, today was dressed in white... Whole Greece except Thessaloniki...

Saturday, February 07, 2015

At the market

Walks at the local market Kapani are never enough. 
So let me take you there for once more... 

And now the black and white version...

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Night falls in Palermo...

Do you have any idea about a game called "The Night falls in Palermo''?
It's a funny role playing game, where the subject is, of course, the Italian mafia. (no offense my dear Italian friends! We love Don Corleone!)

So this cafe is named after the beautiful city of Palermo and trust me, there are still more cafes in Greece with Italian names.