Mykonos Island 

August 2016 – Mykonos, Kyklades, Greece 

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalampous 

Mykonos, part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, known for its nonstop party atmosphere. 

Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise welcome a diverse crowd, with sandside bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn.

The Mykonos windmills are iconic feature of the Greek island of the Mykonos. 

Ta trena

March 2016 – Athens, Greece 

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous 

Τη νύχτα πάντα περνάνε τα τρένα που έχασες. Εκείνα τα τρένα που περνάνε μόνο πολύ αργά, ή πολύ νωρίς, ή τη στιγμή ακριβώς που δεν τα περιμένεις.

Γιώργος Νικολόπουλος
από την ανέκδοτη ποιητική συλλογή ΣτρατοΣφαίρες

Thalassa

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June 2016 – Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Βγάζει η θάλασσα κρυφή φωνή — φωνή που μπαίνει μες στην καρδιά μας και την συγκινεί και την ευφραίνει.

Τραγούδι τρυφερό η θάλασσα μας ψάλλει, τραγούδι που έκαμαν τρεις ποιηταί μεγάλοι, ο ήλιος, ο αέρας και ο ουρανός.

Το ψάλλει με την θεία της φωνή εκείνη, όταν στους ώμους της απλώνει την γαλήνη σαν φόρεμά της ο καιρός ο θερινός.

– Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης –

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

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May 2016 – Dubai, UAE

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience, located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort, Dubai.

Visitors enter a world reminiscent of ancient Arabia through sight, smell and sound as sunlight peeks in through the wood carved archways showcasing intricate Arabic architectural design. 

Guests can explore a myriad of winding streets in this traditional bazaar-like atmosphere that hosts waterfront cafes, restaurants and bars and boutique-style open-shuttered shops and intimate galleries. 

Colours

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Good Friday 2016 – Warsaw, Poland

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

The U Fukiera restaurant is the only historic restaurant in Warsaw, which uncompromisingly continues not only the pre-war traditions but also the ones which date back to the 17th Century. 

The U Fukiera restaurant is a magical combination of tastes, smells, colours and memories.

Here, you will experience the wonders Polish ethnic cuisine.

Theatron

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March 2016 – Athens, Greece

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word “theatre” as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”).

Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για το θέατρο. Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για να ζήσουμε. Κάνουμε θέατρο για να πλουτίσουμε τους εαυτούς μας, το κοινό που μας παρακολουθεί κι όλοι μαζί να βοηθήσουμε να δημιουργηθεί ένας πλατύς, ψυχικά πλούσιος και ακέραιος πολιτισμός στον τόπο μας’.

Κάρολος Κουν, 1908-1987, Ο Ιδρυτής του Θεάτρου Τέχνης

Translation: ‘We do not do theater for theater. We do not do theater to live. We make theater to enrich ourselves, the audience watching us and we can all help to create a wide, mentally rich and integral culture in our country! ‘

Karolos Koun, 1908-1987, Founder of Art Theatre
 

Yellowstone Bison

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August 2014 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

In North America, both “bison” and “buffalo” refer to the American bison. Generally, “buffalo” is used informally; “bison” is preferred for more formal or scientific purposes. Early European explorers called this animal by many names. Historians believe that the term “buffalo” grew from the French word for beef, “boeuf.” Some people insist that the term “buffalo” is incorrect because the “true” buffalo exist on other continents and are only distant relatives.

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. The largest bison population in the country on public land resides in Yellowstone. It is one of the few herds free of cattle genes.

Even though the animals of Yellowstone seem tame they are still wild. Feeding the animals is not permitted in any way, and all visitors must keep 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and 25 yards from other animals.