Sunday, September 30, 2012


Humble but beautiful thistles on Vermio Mountain, Macedonia (Greece).
The thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland.
Ταπεινά μα όμορφα γαϊδουράγκαθα στο Βέρμιο

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bari from the air

Bari, Italy, from the air during the flight Athens - Geneva, September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Japanese in Berlin

27 September 1989: our very first Japanese dinner - in Berlin! - thanks to our good friend Nancy ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Scheveningen, autumn 2011 ...

There is anecdotal evidence of the name Scheveningen being used as a shibboleth during World War II to identify German spies: They would pronounce the initial "Sch" differently from Dutch native speakers ...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Berlin 1989

Riding the S-Bahn in Berlin - long before the fall of the Mauer ... September 1989 ...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Swiss Alps

 The Swiss Alps as seen from the Einsteinterrasse in Bern.
Starting from the cupola of the Swiss Parliament from right to left: Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger.

From left to right: Mönch, Jungfrau, Swiss Parliament.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In Bern

View of the Old Town from the Rose Garden

Houses on the bank of the Aare river

The Zytglogge Tower (clock tower), built in the early 13th century

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paul Klee Center - three hills of metal and glass

The Paul Klee Center in Bern, which opened in 2005, is dedicated to the person, life and work of Paul Klee (1879–1940). It houses the worldwide largest collection of Klee's works.

The maquette...

The view from space ...

... and my favorite goldfish ...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Helvetia - Switzerland

Vineyards along the coast of Lac Leman.
This week in Switzerland for a workshop at the International Space Science Institute in Bern.

Lac Leman, vineyards and the Alps

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012


Επιστροφή στην Κρήτη μετά από 9 ολόκληρα χρόνια ...

... δυστυχώς μόνο για λίγες ώρες - για τη Σύνοδο Προέδρων Ερευνητικών Κέντρων στο ΙΤΕ,
το Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tomatoes II

Small (cherry) tomatoes of Santorini in the form of spoon sweet, served with crème caramel.
In Kamari, Santorini.