Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Volvo Diaries

Long story...but I'll tell it anyway!
Chloe drives this super fast - super vintage Volvo, which has taken us practically everywhere over the years. But - it has always been a trip full of adventures, and last night, after the Art Athina opening, we had another one.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Great lakes

the old stock market in Thessaloniki
a very "cool" building across
A & A outside one of the Biennale's buildings at the port wharehouses
Ag. Germanos village & Mt.Varnoundas
Mikri Prespa - view of Ag. Achillios island, towards Albania, from Mikrolimni
Megali Prespa to Mikri Prespa
Mikri Prespa - view towards its southern edge and the dam from Mikrolimni
old house in Ag.Germanos
on the way back from Prespa to Florina
one of the 5 (!) disgusting power plants on the way to Veria
Thermaikos Gulf from the plane before take-off
Went up to the northwestern edge of Greece for a few days, via Thessaloniki and Florina, where I had a work meeting at the Society for the Protection of Prespa, and visited parts of the gorgeous Transboundary Park (Greece, Albania and FYROM).

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Island work

just in case someone needs a rest on the way to Kymi

the Skyrian pony

lava pillows

one of the breathtaking views we had from the mountain

I just got back from Skyros Island, where I had some work to do, mainly with the Skyrian pony that we are trying to protect. But I also visited the mountain, in the south part of the island which is a Natura 2000 site, where the Greek church (that owns some of the most beautiful places in this country...) is trying to develop a terrible, huge, wind farm project (and you all know that I am in favor of wind energy) that will destroy the unique landscape but also disturb the ecosystem, including the horses and some bird populations.

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