Friday, 28 June 2013

For the love of horses!

I always loved horses! But never had a chance to go horseriding or even just play with them!
I am even a horse in the Chinese zodiac!
I have a cousin who loves horses too and his daughter was a champion in horse riding! Now he is a champion too in horse ridden carriage championships.
He was here in the city taking part in the races here and we had the chance to meet him and his horse Alexander.
The races took place at a Horseriding Club near Thessaloniki.
The horses were beautiful in their stables.


We watched the races.



We saw how horses are tended.
My cousin explained lots to us and my niece Vicky!
And we also attended the closing ceremony with the prizes!



My cousin Stavros and his horse Alexander. Stavros saved this horse and I think they are having great fun together! And so did we!
(Some of the photos were taken by hubby)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Fortissimo

The electric string band Fortissimo appeared in front of ERT3(Greek Television 3).They were excellent!
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Saturday, 22 June 2013

One rainy Sunday in May...

...we went for a walk with Barca of course...
 ...to the open antique market....
 ....spotting great embroideries....
 ...porcelain....

 ....shells and wooden eggs....
 ...glassware.....
 ....frames and paintings.....

 ....crystals.....
 ....metal objects.....
Greek souvenirs....
The old fisherman ........
 ...gorgeous porcelain figurines....

 ...a fantastic majolica set....
 ....and then we went to the open flower market as it was Mother's Day.....
 ....spotting great flowers....

 ...and plants with strange names like saucepan(!)or stuffed(!) meaning that they are peppers for various uses....
 ...and mojito.....
 ....buying a beautiful flower in a pot for our mum....

....smelling blooming magnolias....
 ...and trying to take close up pictures of insects that don't sit still....
 ...or of Barca who doesn't sit still either....
 My son brought me roses from his dad's garden....

 ...don't they look  beautiful next to the vintage blue frosted ashtray I bought from the antique market?That was my only purchase!
But it was a good day...........

Today outside ERT3 (Greek Television 3)

Today we spent our evening once again outside the Greek Television building.
 The Visual Artists Association of Northern Greece painted a big mural.
 ....against the closing of the Greek Television........
 The hats from a previous day were hanging over us.......

 Cartoons were being sketched......
 With the monsters of our politcs...
 People gathered....

 Streets closed to cars.....
 Cameras got ready......
 ...for the people who waited with mouths closed to show they are not happy with all that is happening in Greece and on Greek television......