A blog dedicated to ancient Greek Jewelry and more broadly related subjects in Greek culture and art.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
More eloquently said.. by the great Manos Hatzidakis
I just realized that what I tried to describe as the beautiful feeling of spring in Greece (in my last post), has already been said, more poetically, more eloquently and at least 40 years in advance by the brilliant composer Hatzidakis..
Posted by Aris at 5:35 AM 3 comments:
Labels: Greece, Greek music, manos hatzidakis
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Greek Jewelry with summer nostalgia
Its not too long ago that these shots were lent to us to photograph from the extensive ancient greek jewelry collection of greek jewelry shop.
The view of them on sandy beaches and on the poolside brings a sigh.. even to me, the photographer.
Why is it that Greece and the Mediterranean is so incredibly blessed in the summertime.. Longing for the Spring and Summer-time. The smell of dryness and hint of herbs in the air... the anxiety and longing in the atmosphere to finish work and enjoy the rest of the day - while the day lasts long into the night.
In Greece you know it has finally arrived when you have that warmth in the air in the late evenings and through the sound of children playing in the 'plateias' (squares) at 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening. No one is in the mood to sleep or let the summer slip away.. yet it always does and now is the time to start looking forward to that tingling feeling of summer again
Posted by Aris at 7:28 AM 6 comments:
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