Long weekend in North Euboea

Euvoia001Last weekend of February I went for a small trip, as I told you. After a long time I was only working I spent 3 days in the country and it was very rejuvenating! Of course now it’s like it never happenned, I certainely need another one!

In Greece 40 days before Easter we celebrate one Monday as the start of the fasting. As so, we had a large weekend of 3days! Hooray! So, I took the opportunity and spent some days in a small village in north Euboea. It’s a big island close to mainland, where the mountain and the sea are blending together creating a beautiful scenery! Unfortunately, I didn’t had the mind to take a lot of photos and show you what I’m talking about. I chose my best ones for the blog.Euvoia 02_mbfEuvoia 03_mbfEuvoia 04_mbfThe only negative was the weather as it was dull and it was raining almost all the time. I think this is the real reason for not taking a lot of photos. But I rested a lot, “eat-drink-sleep” the main action and I charged my batteries as needed.

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These lovely cats were all day out of our door and wait for a treat! Wild enough to not let me caddle them but loyal to the family, true guards! Here they are like fluffy slippers!!

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On the countryard of the house. Traditional corners with the basics for the needs of the house.

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Another view of the countryard of the house

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Chickens welcoming us on the village! – Me, helping at the bakery store prepare the traditional bread!

The other characteristic of this long weekend was the traditional feast of that Monday! We use to eat a lot of seafood this day and as I were in a fishermen village we had a lot of treasures! I ate for the first time sea urchins and other delicacies that I don’t know the names in English as I may learned them in local dialect. I am so frustrated that I didn’t depict that table and the urchins on the skep just after they had been caught! I had all my mind on eating them I suppose… However, you can still have an idea of how these days passed and feel the atmosphere!

Fishermen boats at the seaport - Tiny mussels on the sand!!!

Fishermen boats at the seaport – Tiny mussels on the sand!!!

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All that matters…

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Arty Graffiti by Ben, in the Parisian Metro. Via acehotel

Valentine’s Day it is and although I said I don’t like the celebration of this day I get the opportunity to express myshelf through some great photos. I’m not negative about that day but I don’t believe that love deserves the way it is used. That’s why I post some photos that speak for and to me . Besides, love is all that matters…isn’t it? I won’t wish you happy valentine’s day, I’ll wish you love such as these great photographers captured!

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Couple under the glory of art. Monumental love. Photographer: Robert Doisneau

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Central cemetary in Vienna, Austria. Source unknown

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End of love? Via caraincertezza

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Alexandra et Bertrand Massei en concert quatre mains Classique.

 

Decembrrr

decembrr flamingoToday is 1st of December and I can’t believe how fast the days are gone! I’m already in Christmas mood, I must say. As December is considered the start of winter and the real cold temperatures I will post a photo shooting that I loved! “Antartica-the white continent” of Gray Malin has a surprising reflect to what we think of the snow covered continent.
“Using select items to provide contrast, this series captures two parallels coming together and presents a larger message about the changing landscape of our world due to shifting climates” he says.

Have a great month!

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Motel vintage signs

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These days I’m working on a project with midcentury style. I must admit that I’m enjoying it! It’s like an imaginary trip in time of 60’s that I really like. So, as I was searching for inspiration I was constantly bumping into motel signs! For me this is the absolut vintage image, 60’s modern or kitsch as it gets, neon all over, eye-catching for the travellers! One of my dreamy roadtrip has stops in motels like these!vintage motel signs_my blue flamingovintage motel signs_my blue flamingo vintage motel signs_my blue flamingo vintage motel signs_my blue flamingo vintage motel signs_my blue flamingo vintage motel signs_my blue flamingo vintage motel signs_my blue flamingo

Open markets of the world

Indian market

Indian market

Sunday today and open markets are at their best. At least in Greece, sunday is the day of flee market. You can find anything you have/haven’t imagine as you’re having a nice walk.
Photographs of local markets are my favorite! With all these products together, in line or in baskets, so many colors and abundancy! So, I collected some great photos of open/street markets of the world!
If you click on some of them you will find the source and photographer.
Enjoy!

bangalore flower market, India

bangalore flower market, India

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

Baskets of tomatoes - Sicily, Italy

Baskets of tomatoes – Sicily, Italy

Indian market

Indian market

Cheese market, Gouda, Holland

Cheese market, Gouda, Holland

This is a portable vegetable market. When any train comes they just moved from their position. This is the cheapest vegetable market and most of the customers are from the slum nearby. Taken from Tejgaon industrial area, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This is a portable vegetable market. When any train comes they just moved from their position. This is the cheapest vegetable market and most of the customers are from the slum nearby. Taken from Tejgaon industrial area, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Italian market shop

Italian market shop

Basket market, Marrakesh, Morocco

Basket market, Marrakesh, Morocco