Don't leave your mobile phone on the windowsill at this monastery. That's probably why the monks don't have mobile phones.
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Friday, 25 October 2019
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
No matter what the event, whatever time of day, someone somewhere will be holding up a phone taking a picture or a video.
Perhaps one day humans will evolve some sort of bony structure on our head to support the essential accessory.
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Friday, 18 October 2019
Thursday, 17 October 2019
While walking through Kavala, surrounded by the obligatory Greek Bouzouki music that bar owners feel the tourists need to hear - we heard Smooth by Santana. We traced it to the "Wood and Rock" bar (outdoor seating, cash only) which really is let into the rock. Stratocaster* on the wall, and great rock music.
Time for a beer and chill out before heading back to the hotel.
**A nasty cheap copy of a Stratocaster. The most copied guitar ever made.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
You know this. It's one of the buildings on the Acropolis. (Acro meaning highest point and Polis meaning town).
What you see has mostly been restored from stones lying around. This is because the buildings on the Aropolis have been blown up at least twice in the past 300 years.
Hint: If you are storing gunpowder to sustain your defences during a long siege, don't put it in the largest and most obvious building in the city...
Here we have a Greek/Roman amphitheatre. (The Romans added the top bit later). Someone is attempting to show the acoustics by dropping a coin at the centre. Alas I couldn't hear the coin due to the fake shutter click of smartphone cameras.
PS, there's a cat down there somewhere.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Some years ago I posted an opinion that context is all important in a picture. If you go abroad and take a picture of a cat, it is just a picture of a cat. However, a picture of a cat in front of the Acropolis is a completely different animal.
Well, we just came back from a trip to actual Greece and while staying in Athens I tried quite hard to locate a cat with the Acropolis in the background, but all the moggies I spoke to charged far too much to be in a picture.
So here is an alternative. A cat in an Amphitheater.
PS. What is it with Mediterranean animals? Every archaeological site has cats in it. And all the associated coach parks have a sleeping dog. Is it a job creation scheme?