The writer Zola, the painter Cezanne and their troubled friendship.
Albrecht Dürer’s house in the city of Nürnberg in Germany is an interesting museum.
We live in difficult times and we all could do with some laughter. Fortunately some good TV series have seen to that and have offered us a lot of laughter.
The current exhibition with paintings by Gyzis made me wonder whether he is the greatest Greek painter of the recent era, and then answer to myself «well, yes».
«Sophie’s world»: a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder met with enormous success worldwide.
“God loves caviar”, is a biographic film by Greek director Yannis Smaragdis (he had previously made a film about the painter El Greco). His new movie recounts the story of Ioannis Varvakis (1745-1825), a rich Greek who had made his fortune in Russia.
these are two very important books that I happened to read as today we are reminded of the Armenian genocide. I’m not sure why people just remembered the Armenian genocide at this particular moment in time. The only thing I know is that 2012 marks 90 years after the black 1922, the most terrible year in Greek recent history.
At times memories of some good dishes I had in the past, come back to me and whet my appetite.
If I wanted to make a list of the best food I have had outside my home, I would start with seafood in greek restaurants and especially at an old one in the direction of Sounion where in earlier times, octopus and calamari, not frozen but fresh, used to reign.
<!–:el–>Τη χρονιά που πέρασε αποφάσισα να διαβάσω δυο κλασσικά μυθιστορήματα που θεωρούνται εκ των ών ουκ άνευ στην παγκόσμια λογοτεχνία. Την Άννα Καρένινα του Τολστόη και τη Μαντάμ Μποβαρύ του Φλωμπέρ. Τα δυο βιβλία έχουν παρόμοιο θέμα, τη συζυγική απιστία εις βάρος του άντρα σε μια εποχή που τα ήθη σκανδαλίζονταν από μια τέτοια πράξη.<!–:–><!–:en–>Last year I read two books that are considered classics and are included in all the “must read” lists. Anna Karenina by Tolstoy and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Both books have a similar subject: unfaithfulness in marriage committed by the wife at an era that such an act was considered a scandal.<!–:–>
An Austrian named Werner Boote has started a campaign against dangerous chemicals existing in plastic. In order to complete his documentary film “Plastic planet” he had to travel all over the world and meet many people.