Moments of February

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6-2-2013 Piraeus, Greece.

6-2-2013 Piraeus, Greece.

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece - Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area.

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece – Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece - Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece – Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece - Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece – Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece - Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

07-02-2013 Athens, Greece – Senegalese immigrants protest against racism and migrant abuse after the death on the 1st of February 2013 of Babacar Ndiaye, a 37 years old immigrant from Senegal who died falling on the rails of the subway in Thiseio station in Athens, during a Municipal Police operation to remove street vendors from tourist area. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/07-02-2013-Senegalese-migrants-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00004MYB9oun8L0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

11-2-2013 Alimos, Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

12-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

14-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

14-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

20-02-2013, Athens, Greece - Farmers join demonstration held by the labor unions on the day of a general strike against austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/20-02-2013-Athens-General-strike-S-Baltagiannis/G0000hMQcjxm4Rv0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

20-02-2013, Athens, Greece – Farmers join demonstration held by the labor unions on the day of a general strike against austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/20-02-2013-Athens-General-strike-S-Baltagiannis/G0000hMQcjxm4Rv0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

 20-02-2013, Athens, Greece - A beggar in the streets of Athens's city center during a general strike called by the labor unions against austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/20-02-2013-Athens-General-strike-S-Baltagiannis/G0000hMQcjxm4Rv0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

20-02-2013, Athens, Greece – A beggar in the streets of Athens’s city center during a general strike called by the labor unions against austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/20-02-2013-Athens-General-strike-S-Baltagiannis/G0000hMQcjxm4Rv0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-2-2013 Athens, Greece.

28-02-2013, Athens, Greece - Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

28-02-2013, Athens, Greece – Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

 28-02-2013, Athens, Greece - Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

28-02-2013, Athens, Greece – Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

28-02-2013, Athens, Greece - Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

28-02-2013, Athens, Greece – Students at Technological Educational Institutes protest outside the Ministry of Education against cuts in education spending. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/28-02-2013-Student-protest-in-Athens-S-Baltagiannis/G00001VPp6MSprAQ/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

Moments of January

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8-1-2013 Athens, Greece. View from the suburban railway on the way to the Athens city center.

8-1-2013 Athens, Greece. View from the suburban railway on the way to the Athens city center.

10-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

10-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

11-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

11-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

11-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

11-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

13-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

13-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

13-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

13-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

Hellenic Postbank employees rally in Athens.

16-1-2013 Athens, Greece. An employee of the Post-bank is seen holding a banner with his umbrella during a rally against the possible sale of the Post-bank.

16-1-2013 Athens, Greece. A riot policeman next to a baker woman outside the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, where the rally against the possible sale of the Post-bank headed to.

16-1-2013 Athens, Greece. A riot policeman next to a baker woman outside the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, where the rally against the possible sale of the Post-bank headed to.

16-1-2013 Athens, Greece. Hellenic Post-bank employees are demonstrating outside the Hellenic Financial Stability Found during a rally against the possible sale of the Post-bank.

16-1-2013 Athens, Greece. Hellenic Post-bank employees are demonstrating outside the Hellenic Financial Stability Found during a rally against the possible sale of the Post-bank.

23-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

23-1-2013 Athens, Greece.

25-01-2013, Athens, Greece - Greek government used riot police to evacuate the subway depot in Sepolia area, Athens, where metro workers had barricaded themselves protesting over austerity measures.

25-01-2013, Athens, Greece – Greek government used riot police to evacuate the subway depot in Sepolia area, Athens, where metro workers had barricaded themselves protesting over austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/Athens-Metro-employees-on-strike-S-Baltagiannis/G0000lRTasu0GvgA/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece - A member of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) is being arrested by police after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity measures.

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece – A member of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) is being arrested by police after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/30-01-2013-Athens-occupation-in-the-Labour-Ministry-by-PAME-S-Baltagiannis/G0000LhoQ2_QaPQ0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece - A member of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) is being arrested by police after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/30-01-2013-Athens-occupation-in-the-Labour-Ministry-by-PAME-S-Baltagiannis/G0000LhoQ2_QaPQ0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece – A member of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) is being arrested by police after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity measures. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/30-01-2013-Athens-occupation-in-the-Labour-Ministry-by-PAME-S-Baltagiannis/G0000LhoQ2_QaPQ0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece - A man lying on the ground having lost his senses during clashes between riot police and protesters who tried to block the arrest of members of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity cuts.

30-01-2013 Athens, Greece – A man lying on the ground having lost his senses during clashes between riot police and protesters who tried to block the arrest of members of P.A.M.E (All Workers Militant Front) after the occupation in the office of Labour Minister John Vroutsis as protest against upcoming austerity cuts. View the full story here: http://invision-images.photoshelter.com/gallery/30-01-2013-Athens-occupation-in-the-Labour-Ministry-by-PAME-S-Baltagiannis/G0000LhoQ2_QaPQ0/C0000.T4HmInFPwk

2013…Welcome

Happy New YearHappy New Year to all of you and thank you for the support you gave me at this very beginning of my blog! I hope 2013 will try to bring happiness and peace to everybody even if Santa were lost somewhere in Greek bureaucracy for the 2012!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Long time no see

Long time no see, but I came back with some great news…
I would just like to inform you that from now on I am a member of the Invision Images family! A photo agency founded in 2006, based in Athens, Greece / Sofia, Bulgaria. Invision is working with a team of photographers aiming to promote new forms of photojournalism and documentary photography. Here is a photo-link to the agency…take a look at the photographers portfolios…great work in there and I hope I’ll see you soon!

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On Vacation (part four)

Continued from Post: On Vacation (part three).

August…traditionally a holiday month in Greece, and since I didn’t want to go against this “custom”, me and my girlfriend decided to go on a seven day road-trip to the west and central Peloponnese.
As I said to a previews post, one of the best things about Finikounta is that it is located next to some very nice and interesting places and towns like Pilos, Methoni and Koroni. If you ever happen to find yourself in this part of the world make sure to visit Voidokoilia beach, drink a coffee under the big plane tree at the main square at Pilos, walk around Methonis castle and don’t forget to take a dive at Nedas waterfalls (unfortunately we didn’t make it visit Nedas waterfalls but believe me, it’s worth the time and effort to go there).

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Voidokoila beach. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Voidokoila beach. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Voidokoilia beach. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Pilos, Greece 2012.

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A woman is selling baskets at Pilos main square. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Fishing at Pilos port. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Fishing at Pilos port. Pilos, Greece 2012.

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Methonis castle. Methoni, Greece 2012.

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Methonis castle. Methoni, Greece 2012.

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Methonis castle. Methoni, Greece 2012.

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Koroni, Greece 2012.

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Koroni, Greece 2012.

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Koroni, Greece 2012.

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Koroni, Greece 2012.

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Mrs. Anna spreads her laundry next to the sea. Koroni, Greece 2012.

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Mrs. Anna spreads her laundry next to the sea. Koroni, Greece 2012.

Well…I wish this road-trip could last for ever but it was only a seven day trip to the South, so it was about time to start getting back home. But hey…do you really believed that it was only this? Well..there is more. Not much, but there is some more.
On the way back to Athens we made a short stop at Tegea to drink some coffee with some friends. There was an annual festival in the area, so we did not lose the opportunity and went for a small walk before we move again.

On the way to Tegea. Greece 2012.

On the way to Tegea. Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

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Tegea, Greece 2012.

THE END.

On Vacation (part three)

Continued from Post: On Vacation (part two).

August…traditionally a holiday month in Greece, and since I didn’t want to go against this “custom”, me and my girlfriend decided to go on a seven day road-trip to the west and central Peloponnese.
After spending some time at my girlfriend’s grandfather old house it was time to move on for our new destination which was Finikounta. To get there, we passed through places like Krestena, Zacharo, Filiatra, a small village which I really liked called Gargalianoi and finally the famous Pilos and Methoni.

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On the way to Finikounta. West Peloponnese is full of olive trees and believe me..the landscape is beautiful. To Foinikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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An old telephone booth at Finikounta. Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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A fishing boat is seen paint with the colors and logos of the Socialist Party of Greece PASOK (yes…some people still believe). Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Fishing at Finikountas port. Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

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Finikounta, Greece 2012.

Finikounta is a quite place with nice clean beaches. A small village not so crowed even in the Summer season, but still enough not to get bored. There is a lot of camping in the area which some are really good but maybe the best thing is that Finikounta is located next to some very nice and interesting places and towns like Pilos, Methoni and Koroni to name a few. Well…more photos of these places at the next post: On vacation (part four).

On Vacation (part two)

Continued from Post: On Vacation (part one).

August…traditionally a holiday month in Greece, and since I didn’t want to go against this “custom”, me and my girlfriend decided to go on a seven day road-trip to the west and central Peloponnese.
The calendar shows August 16 2012, and it’s time to leave Gastouni behind. Our new destination is a small village on the road to Ancient Olympia and the name of this village…Platanos. We will not stay there for long…but we will simply visit my girlfriend’s grandfather old house. All we know is that it is uninhabited for years and what we’ll face once we get there remains a mystery. To tell you the truth I did not expect to see any ghosts and such…however, the interior of the house was able to extinguish my thirst for all kinds of old things.

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The entrance of my girlfriend’s grandfather old house. The padlock was open, was that a good sign or not…Platanos, Greece 2012.

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The interior of the house was like a flashback to the past. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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An old picture still hanging on the wall. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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Icons and a vigil candle. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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Everything in place. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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An old desk. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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The pharmacy, the pot … it was all there. Platanos, Greece 2012.

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The time was passing by and it was time to go once again…Our next destination?
Well…part three is on the way.