Friday 17 July 2009
Wednesday 15 July 2009
...in the early afternoon, just after lunch, lying on the big bed, with the shutters closed to shut out the heat, thinking about what you have done for, with and to other people, and also what you have done for, with and to yourself...You never seem to get an answer, because your eyes get heavy while you slowly drift away into another world.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Saturday 11 July 2009
Friday 10 July 2009
...with its beautiful medieval walls which enclose the remains of the acropolis dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom, of household arts and crafts, of spinning and weaving, of textiles. Inventor of the flute, the plough and the ox-yoke, the horse bridle and the chariot. Athena, goddess of war, guardian of Athens, the city named for her; defender of heroes, and of justice.
last photo of my holiday in Greece
Thursday 9 July 2009
Tuesday 7 July 2009
In the 6th Century B.C., seven wise men of Antiquity became known for their social and political wisdom: Thalis of Miletus, Pittacus of Mytilene, Solon of Athens, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Periander of Corinth and Cleoboulos of Lindos.
Cleoboulos, the ruler of Lindos , boasted descendence from Hercules. He traveled widely and was well acquainted with Egyptian philosophy. He wrote poems, riddles and epigrams.
The only riddle written by him which has arrived to us is the following: The father is one and his children twelve. Each of the children has twice thirty daughters who have a different appearance: some are white others are black, some of them are immortal while others die.
The answer is: Time.
Isle of Rhodes
Monday 6 July 2009
Elafos is one of the the two deer statues which today form the entrance of Mandraki Harbour (Rhodes), where once the legendary Colossus stood, a 31m high bronze statue erected between 292 and 280 B.C. ,by design of Charles of Lindos, and dedicated to the Titan God of the Sun, Helios, who was also the guardian of the Oaths and the God of gifts of sight. One of his daughters was the famous Circe, who could turn men into animals with her magic wand. The statue, considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was said to have collapsed during a heavy earthquake in 226 Before Christ. Elafos and Elafina represent the symbol of the victory of the Rhodian deers over the enormous quantites of snakes which had invaded the island.
Mandraki Harbour, Rhodes