Monday, February 27, 2012

#Cape #Sounion, #Attica Region, #Greece

Cape Sounion (Modern Greek: Aκρωτήριο Σούνιο, transliterated Akrotírio Soúnio, pronounced [akroˈtirʝo ˈsuɲo]; Ancient Greek: Άκρον Σούνιον, Άkron Soúnion; Latin: Sunium promonturium; Venetian: Capo Colonne - "Cape of Columns") is a promontory located 69 kilometres (43 mi) SSE of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece.
Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1824).
The site is a popular day-excursion for tourists from Athens, with sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins, a sought-after spectacle.

Traditionally #Greek : Greek Coffee

There's still a beauty in Greece and in being Greek. Even if these days it means reminding myself of what it was like growing up with Greek values and Greek traditions outside of Greece.

The drawing is part of a set created for Art Source Publishing illustrating what being Greek means to Greeks living abroad.

You can see the rest of the Traditionally Greek set too.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Traditionally Greek : Ouzo


Traditionally Greek : Ouzo, originally uploaded by DimitraTzanos.

There's still a beauty in Greece and in being Greek. Even if these days it means reminding myself of what it was like growing up with Greek values and Greek traditions outside of Greece.

The drawing is part of a set created for Art Source Publishing illustrating what being Greek means to Greeks living abroad.

You can see the rest of the Traditionally Greek set too.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shandur Lake, Ghizer, Pakistan.


A Night at Shandur.., originally uploaded by M Atif Saeed.

A Night at Shandur..

Ghizer District is northernmost part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Its capital is Gakuch. Ghizer is also a contact point between Gilgit and Chitral and also it is contact point to China, Tajikistan via Qurumber pass through Ishkomen/Darkut Yasin (which are connected via Shandur Pass). Ghizer is a multi ethnic district and three major languages are spoken. Khowar, Shina and Burushaski are spoken in Ghizer. There are also Wakhi speakers in Ishkoman.and the Gujars are also in minority, few Tajik speakers are also living in Ishkomen Imit.
Ghizer is a distorted form of the name Gherz means (In Khowar or Chitrali) the Refugees. Whenever the Mehtars(Raja's)of Chitral did unjust with their people in Chitral and forced them to migrate towards Gupis. They were settled in the area between Chitral and Gupis and the area called Gherz and the people were called Gherzic. When Zulafiqar Ali Bhutto the President of Pakistan abolished the FCR and Rajgi system and made another administrative district comprising the Tehsils (Political districts) the name Ghizer was agreed and unanimously.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tenuta di Spannocchia, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta di Spannocchia is 12th-century organic agricultural estate and educational center located just outside Siena, in central Tuscany. Spannocchia hosts a residential farm internship program and education/enrichment programs focused on Tuscan culture and history for students and adults. Learn more about our efforts to encourage global dialogue about sustaining cultural landscapes for future generations by visiting spannocchia.org
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu Copyright © Demetrios the Traveler

Sümela Monastery, Trabzon, Turkey


SUMELA MONASTRY, originally uploaded by MAKROWER.

The Sümela Monastery (Turkish: Sümela Manastırı), Greek: Μονή Παναγίας Σουμελά, i.e. monastery of the Panaghia ("All Holy", the Greek name for the Virgin Mary) at Melá mountain) is a Greek Orthodox monastery, standing at the foot of a steep cliff facing the Altındere valley, in the region of Maçka in Trabzon Province, modern Turkey. Lying at an altitude of approximately 1200 metres, it is a major tourist attraction of Altındere National Park.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Messinia | Golden Coast, Peloponnese Greece


Messinia | Golden Coast, originally uploaded by Visit Greece.
Messinia: featuring luxurious resorts and boutique guest houses, high mountains and mellow olive groves, historical sites of all ages and of course amazing beaches of all kinds.

Τhis corner of the Peloponnese has it all!

Crete - Chania, Greece


Crete - Chania, originally uploaded by Visit Greece.

The region of Chania (Haniá), on the western side of the island, is dominated by the impressive White Mountains (in Greek: Lefká Óri) and its famous National Park, which occupy the largest part of the region.The Prefecture of Chania provides tourist services and activities of all kinds, satisfying all the choices. The city of Chania maintains unaltered all of its characteristics, from the time of the Venetian Rule up until today.

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