Τετάρτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2013

WW II Greek Heroes

Today's image should have been published yesterday. The 28th of October is Greece's national holiday commemorating the beginning of the Greek-Italian war and Greece's entrance in World War II. 

Greek archaeologist Valia Papanastasopoulou-Kasri posted the following sketch on her Facebook profile saying it comes from an English newspaper, obviously published during the Greek-Italian war when the Greeks demonstrated remarkable courage and strength. 
In this picture the Greek Heroes, warriors depicted on a Greek pediment, invite a Greek soldier to join them. 



Σάββατο, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2013

When in Leuven

My dear friend, eminent archaeologist Kostas Paschalidis, sent this just now from Leuven, Belgium. 

This is a restaurant that doesn't fail to attract attention, as it is appropriately decorated to signify ancient Greece in all possible ways: the temple façade  Caryatids in the showcase and a nice original idea of putting a black-figured vase scene on the pediment. You just can't loose any clients, wondering what your cuisine is. 



Παρασκευή, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Σκορπιοί εν Αθήναις

*Special thanks are due for this find to my good friend Marianna Tsigakou*


On September 2013 the legendary rock group The Scorpions did three concerts in Athens. 
The concerts were recorded and a CD will be released on November 29, 2013. It will be appropriately called "Scorpions MTV Unplugged". 

The Scorpions are particularly popular with Greek audiences and these Athenian concerts had a very interesting backdrop: scenes from red-figured vases decorated the back of the stage and one of them will also be on the cover of the CD.