sreda, 10. september 2008

Grčija 4 / Greece 4

Še en hitri sprehod skozi Grčijo, tipični pogledi, detajli in barve (vsaj na otoku Kos)
One more quick walk through Greece, typical views, details and colors (at least on island Kos)

Taka znamenja najdete povsod ob cesti, nekatera so spomeniki žrtvam prometnih nesreč, nekateri pa blagoslov za vas v katero prihajate...
These kind of signs, you can find everywhere by the road. Some of them are monuments for traffic victims, others are blessing for the villages you're aproaching
Starka v svoji hiši. Ta del hiše je njena dnevna soba, spalnica in kuhinja
Old woman in her house. This part of the house is hers living room, bedroom and kitchen
Takole mi je pozirala, ko je odrezala kos kruha v znak dobrodošlice (še vedno drži nož v roki)
That is how she posed for me, after cutting a piece of bread as a welcome gesture (still holding a knife in her hand)
Tole je pa tipična all-inclusive hotelska slika, le modra barva in stol sta grški značilnosti
This is a typicall all-inclusive hotel photo, except blue color and a chair, which are typically Greek
Plaža, sonce in sproščenost
Beach, sun and casualness
Samotna drevesa, požgana zemlja in ladje na temno modri podlagi
Lonely trees, burned-out soil and ships on dark blue background

nedelja, 07. september 2008

Grčija 3 / Greece 3

Nysiros

Nekaj posnetkov z vulkanskega otoka Nysiros, (pravzaprav so vsi tukajšnji posnetki iz notranjosti kaldere). Zanimivo je, da je vulkan, pravzaprav vodna kaldera v glavni kalderi, še vedno aktivna in ima veliko lukenj iz katerih se kadijo vroči plini. Barve okoli njih pa so odvisne od sestave pihajočih plinov.

Otok ima zelo velike termalne kapacitete, celo tolike, da bi lahko oskrboval z elektriko (preko termalnih elektrarn) področje 12 otokov (Dodecanese), med katerimi sta Kos in Rodos. Toda, prebivalci so se odločili, da tega ne bodo naredili in, da tudi turizma ne bodo razvijali bolj, kot ga imajo sedaj. Celo starodavne rimske terme, ki so še med II. svetovno vojno delovale (za bogate in vplivne Italijane), so zaprte. Na tem otoku so se prebivalci odločili ustaviti čas, zaenkrat jim to uspeva.

Couple of shots from volcanic island Nysiros (actually, all shots are from caldera). It is still active volcano, actually water caldera inside main caldera is active, with a lot of holes, from which different gasses are released. Colors of the soil arround holes, depends on type of the gas blown from them.

The island have high thermal water capacities, so high, that they have enough of thermal energy, to produce and supply electricity for all islands in Dodecanese group (Kos and Rhodes are in Dodecanese group). But, people from the island had decided not to do that, even more, tourism will stay on the same level as it is. Even ancient Roman spas (which were in use by Italian rich and powerful people even during the 2nd WW) are closed today. On this island, people decided to stop the time, so far, so good.






petek, 05. september 2008

Grčija 2 / Greece 2

Takole se mi je postavil "pop" na vratih svoje cerkve v mali vasici Lagoudi, ki se nahaja le par 100 metrov stran od vasice Zia, ki je na otoku znana po "najlepšem" razgledu na sončni zahod, yeah! Right!

Tale pop (=župnik) je zapiral vrata, ko smo prišli. Ko nas je zagledal, je odprl vrata, se šel obleč in z zadovoljstvom poklepetal z nami (on nemško, jaz angleško, veliko mahanja) ter poziral pred aparatom. Prijazen možakar, ni kaj (saj se vidi).

Man of God

Thats how local priest posed for the bennefit of Greece tourism! Photo was taken on a doorstep of a little church in village Lagoudi, placed just couple hundred meters away from village Zia, known by best view of the sunset on Kos island. It is nice, but over-rated, really.

The priest was just closing the door of church when we came. When he saw us, he went back, opened the door again, get dressed (he was already in white T-shirt) and start chatting with us. He spoke greek and german, I made conversation in english and wavish (hand-waving-language). He made also a couple of poses for my camera and that was it! Nice guy, as you can see.

četrtek, 04. september 2008

Grčija / Greece

Konec dopustov. Za pokušino ena fotka iz Grčije, otok Kos, mesto Kardamena.

End of hollydays! Just for a taste, one photo from Greece, island Kos, Town Kardamena.

"Naslednje jutro / The next morning"