Last 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.The 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.
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!!
On the countryard of the house. Traditional corners with the basics for the needs of the house.
Another view of the countryard of the house
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!!!
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!
Couple under the glory of art. Monumental love. Photographer: Robert Doisneau
Central cemetary in Vienna, Austria. Source unknown
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.
bangalore flower market, India
Baskets of tomatoes – Sicily, Italy
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.
Italian market shop
Basket market, Marrakesh, Morocco