Tuesday 8 December 2015

A Greek shadow puppetry convention in Athens.

We had to go. 
I knew hubby wanted to be there among his Greek Shadow Puppetry friends attending the first ever Convention on "The Greek Shadow Puppetry as intangible heritage",organized by the Greek and Byzantine Sector of the Granada University of Spain.
So we flew to Athens the previous weekend with those low cost airlines that have very reasonably priced tickets.
Friday afternoon after school directly to the airport, a very short flight to Athens airport and from there by underground to the city centre at the building of the Old Parliament that also houses the National Historic Museum.

The talks were very interesting and we learnt so many things.
We also visited the Greek Shadow Puppetry exhibition which you should not miss, those of you living in Athens.

We were lucky to be personally guided at the exhibition by Mihalis Hatzakis, a very famous Greek Shadow puppeteer.

I also took the chance to visit the museum.It had some incredibly beautiful artifacts.

Even cross stitched pieces.
We didn't have much free time to walk around unfortunately.
But we managed to meet some of our shadow puppeteer friends
and attend a performance by the Ilias Karellas theatre playing "The only journey of his life" by George Viziinos. It was a magical performance of shadows, light, music,songs and acting. We really enjoyed it.

With Kostas Arzoglou.
With Zacharoula Klimatsaki.
Just before going to the airport we also visited some of our relatives to celebrate two birthday boys!
It was  a very short trip during which we didn't manage to see as many people and places as we wanted. We really have to go back to Athens for a longer period. Still it was great being there!


Threads of Inspiration said...

One of my favorite things about reading blogs is to be let into the life and culture of places around the world. Thank you for this post. I really enjoyed seeing the sights of Athens and the shadow puppet conference. What fun!

Purple Pixie Dust said...

glad you had a fun time. hugs

Unknown said...

Great, you enjoyed your trip, that's the most important!

zina said...

Α!!! τελεια η εκθεση. θα παω τη μικρη σιγουρα! παντα τετοιες ομορφες αποδρασεις ευχομαι κουκλα και ελπίζω να τα πουμε την επόμενη φορα!

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like you had a lovely time away!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Φαίνεται ότι περάσατε πολύ όμορφα !!!!
Φιλιά !!!

Ntina said...

Φαίνεται οτι περάσατε πολυ όμορφα! Την έκθεση αυτη πολυ θα ήθελα κι εγω να τη δω αλλα δεν ζω Αθήνα!

Marie-Anne said...

Σύντομη αλλά πολύ 'γεμάτη' η επίσκεψή σας στην Αθήνα, Αριάδνη μου!!!
Χαίρομαι που περάσατε τόσο όμορφα. Και σας χαίρομαι που γεμίζετε την ζωή σας με τόσο ωραία ενδιαφέροντα!!

Thalia Tzellou said...

Χαίρομαι Αριάδνη μου που περάσατε όμορφα και είδατε τόσα πράγματα, έστω κι αν δεν κάνατε όλα όσα θα θέλατε. Να περνάτε πάντα όμορφα, φιλάκια πολλά!!