Τρίτη, 17 Μαΐου 2011

Ancient Greece in the East

Dimitris, a Grrek currently staying and working in China, is taking amazing photographs from his life in this foreign country. You may follow his photography HERE and HERE.

Dimitris was very generous to send me two of his photographs which serve as eloquent examples of consuming Greek antiquity in China.



A photo from Dimitris' gym - with Pegasus as its emblem.



This is from a cafe, and Dimitris suspects its portaying the well-known Archimedes in the bathroom incident.
Indeed one sees a nude guy wearing a Greek or Roman looking helmet enjoying his coffee. The moustache should tips the scales towards Greek!


Dimitris, thanks again very much for all this!

Τετάρτη, 11 Μαΐου 2011

An appropriate Eurovision setting (or not)




Strange Ionian-looking Greek columns in the background for the Greek song in the Eurovision 2011 song contest in Germany.
There seems to be an emblem on the column capital but can't really make it out; something between an anthemium and two antithetic swans?