Monday, April 30, 2012

Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Jerusalem - the Temple Mount: the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock as viewed from the west. The Dome is in the shape of a Byzantine martyrium, a structure intended for the housing and veneration of saintly relics, and is an excellent example of middle Byzantine art.
Το Τείχος των Δακρύων και ο Θόλος του Βράχου στην Ιερουσαλήμ, από τα δυτικά και από τα ανατολικά (από το Όρος των Ελαιών). Το Τέμενος αποτελεί εξαιρετικό δείγμα μεσοβυζαντινής αρχιτεκτονικής. 

The Dome of the Rock as viewed from the east (Mount of Olives). The  domes in the background and to the left of the Dome, belong to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Το Τέμενος από τα ανατολικά (από το Όρος των Ελαιών). Στο βάθος και λίγο αριστερά διακρίνονται οι τρούλοι του Ναού της Αναστάσεως.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The (black) Rock

75 years from the first publication (in April 1937) of The Black Island (original: L'Île Noire) - the seventh of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums, written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dinner on Camp

Dinner by the camp-fire ... at the Grant Village Campground (Yellowstone), Wyoming (USA). Aug. 2009.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pet Rabbit

Our pet rabbit explores the balcony plants ...
Ο Παφνούτιος εξερευνά το μπαλκόνι ...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fishing Bridge

With my sons on Fishing Bridge of the Yellowstone River, Wyoming (USA).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


At the feet of Astraka peak of Tymfi Mountain, Epirus (Greece).
Στην Ξερόλουτσα, στα πόδια της Αστράκας. Τύμφη, Ήπειρος.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Checking Out

Checking out made easy: the check-out box of Bridge Bay campground. Picture taken from the driver's seat of the RV. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (USA).

Friday, April 20, 2012

Antikythera Wreck

Utensils and food rests (snails, above) and merchandise (clay plates, below) from the Antikythera wreck, on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens special exhibition.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Antikythera Mechanism

Exciting exhibition on the Wreck of Antikythera: The Ship, the Treasures, and the Mechanism (picture above) at the National Archaelogical Museum of Athens. Worth a visit!

Below: a piece of the ship's hull, long copper nails and lead sheet for the water-proofing the hull. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Father and Son

With my eldest son Alexandros ... who will soon move to Lausanne, Switzerland, for his PhD at EPFL

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Πάσχα 2010

Πάσχα στο χωριό. Κύργια Δράμας, Απρίλιος 2010.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Τα ανήψια με τον θειό τους και με κοκκόρια ... Πάσχα στο χωριό, Απρίλιος 2007.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Good Friday Procession / Μεγάλη Παρασκευή, Επιτάφιος Αγ. Μηνά

Good Friday procession of St. Menas parish in Thessaloniki, Macedonia (Greece), April 2011
Περιφορά Επιταφίου της ενορίας Αγ. Μηνά Θεσσαλονίκης, Απρίλιος 2011

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Continental Divide

At a Continental Divide spot in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (USA).
Σε κάποιο σημείο της "ραχοκοκαλιάς" της Αμερικής στο Γουαϊόμινγκ (ΗΠΑ), στα 2.500μ. υψόμετρο.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Δρακόλιμνη και Γκαμήλα

Στη Δρακόλιμνη της Τύμφης, με την κορυφή της Γκαμήλας στο βάθος.
At the Dragonlake, an alpine lake on Mount Tymfi in Epirus (Greece), with the Gamila Peak (2500m) in the background.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Δρακόλιμνη και Αστράκα

Στη Δρακόλιμνη της Τύμφης - στο βάθος η Αστράκα.
At Dragon-Lake of Mount Tymfi, with Astraka peak in the background; Epirus (Greece).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thistles / Γαϊδουράγκαθα

Thistles (small and bigger ones) on Mount Tymfi, Epirus (Greece)
Γαϊδουράγκαθα (κοντά και ψηλά) στην Τύμφη.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Idaho drive

Driving in cloudy and rainy Idaho; August 2009 / Images: A. Stavridou


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taos Pueblo

April 1995: visiting Taos Pueblo, New Mexico (USA), with my friend and colleague Nick

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Ανθισμένη ροδακινιά στο πατρικό μου στη Μακεδονία

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wild Tulips

Wild tulips on the hill of the National Observatory of Athens in Penteli, Attica (Greece)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bryce Canyon Trees

Trees longing for sunshine - Bryce Canyon, Utah (USA) / © I.A. Daglis

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Απρίλιος 2011 - φωτογραφική εξόρμηση στους αγρούς των Κυργίων