Tuesday, September 27, 2011

touching history...

Walking by the Roman Agora, entering a Byzantine marvel of a church transformed into a muslim temple many centuries ago and back again into a center of christianity, stepping through paths among tomb stones of the city's jews who lived and called Thessaloniki "home" until Hitler's army transported them with one way ticket to concentration camps, experiencing all that this morning, during a short distance walk- a few city blocks that house remains of thousands of years history, its glories and shame.
On my way back I stopped at the old market and bought Greek mountain tea, the same one that has been growing wild in my homeland's mountains for ever...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Byzantine encounters...

in Athens, Greece!
Back in my homeland since Monday and totally enchanted by the unique sights belonging to so many historical times from antiquity, still standing side by side under the bluest of skies, in the golden yellow sunlight of Attica. So many special places for ever associated with endless memories from my childhood...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

unkept...

someone's back yard in a Brooklyn neighborhood!
samples of nature's glorious generosity: so abundant, so unique, so free for all!
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