Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Athens in snow 2012

Well ... not exactly Athens, but its northern suburbs "in snow"; picture from Mount Penteli, today.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rotenburo Psoroneri

Open-air hot spring (rotenburo) "Psoroneri" near the town of Lamia, Greece. February 2011.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Athens Snow 2008

The dome of the Penteli telescope of the National Observatory of Athens, with Mount Penteli covered by snow, winter 2008.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Concert in the St. Thomas church of Strasbourg, with the 1741 Silbermann organ, played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1778 ...

... and the Old Customs House (L'ancienne Douane - now a brasserie)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ISU Strasbourg

At the International Space University in Strasbourg (France).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Small torii at Inari-yama

Small torri on family shrines of Inari-yama, southwest of Kyoto (Japan), Oct2007 / © I.A. Daglis

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Torii at Inari-yama

Fushimi Inari temple complex: Innumerous, omnipresent, bright vermilion torii ... Kyoto, October 2007

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Inari-yama, Kyoto

Mysterious pond of the Inari-yama hill southwest of Kyoto (Japan), where the Fushimi Inari shrine complex is located.

Family shrines ..

.. are numerous (tens of thousands).

Monday, February 13, 2012


My son Alexandros savoring a tonkatsu lunch in Himeji, Japan, Oct2007.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Samurai castle

Himeji-jo, the White Egret castle. October 2007.

Himeji-jo is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, comprising 83 buildings with highly developed systems of defence and ingenious protection devices dating from the beginning of the Shogun period. It is a masterpiece of construction in wood, combining function with aesthetic appeal, both in its elegant appearance unified by the white plastered earthen walls and in the subtlety of the relationships between the building masses and the multiple roof layers.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Παλιό αρχοντικό στη Γιαννιτσού Φθιώτιδας, Ιανουάριος 2011.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Βασίλης Ξανθόπουλος

Vasilis Xanthopoulos and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
8 Φεβρουαρίου 1982 - σαν σήμερα πριν από 30 χρόνια, ήμουν μαθητής του Λυκείου Δοξάτου - απόσπασμα ημερολογίου: 
Ομιλία Βασίλη Ξανθόπουλου στη Δράμα, την πατρίδα του, για τη Θεωρία της Σχετικότητας. Δύο σειρές από το Λύκειο Δοξάτου, πάρα πολύς κόσμος.
Οκτώ χρόνια αργότερα, το 1990, ο Βασίλης, ένας εξέχων Έλληνας επιστήμονας με τον οποίο συνεργαζόταν ο Νομπελίστας Τσαντρατσεκάρ, έπεφτε νεκρός, μόλις στα 39 του, από τις σφαίρες ενός Κρητικού φοιτητή που θεωρούσε ότι "είχε αδικηθεί" - μια από τις πιο διαδεδομένες νεοελληνικές κατάρες, σε ατομικό και συλλογικό επίπεδο, η αίσθηση ότι έχουμε μόνο δικαιώματα και ότι είμαστε μονίμως "ριγμένοι" και αδικημένοι.