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Profitas Elias Greek Orthodox Church – Lavreotiki

I still enjoy looking at the architecture of old (and not so old) churches, although over the years, I’ve rejected many of the faith teachings of them. Today, I visited the area of a remarkable Greek Orthodox Church located only about a ten minute or less drive away. I did not pull right up close …

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Lucky Photo Encounter – Canadair CL-125 Water Bombers

“What is that noise?” I asked myself as I headed towards the patio. I knew it was an airplane, but what could be flying so close and at low altitude? Thankfully I had my camera on the table with the 70-300mm lens as I realized there were two low flying aircraft, and flying right in …

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Older Photos – Port of Rafina & Coast Near Artemida – Attica, Greece

While trying to organize some older photos including “tagging,” I came across several from a day in September, 2020. We had driven from Nea Ionia out to Artemida (where there is a beach locally known as “Loutsa Beach”) and through Rafina. This area is located on the east shore of the Attica Prefecture, looking out …

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It’s Like Night & Day! Views From Spiliazeza

“It’s like night and day!” was an oft used idiom (I haven’t heard it in a while) to describe something that contrasted very differently from something else. For example, a teacher might say, “It’s like night and day how your marks have changed from last semester to this semester. Keep up the good work.” I’ve …

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In The Garden: Stamnagathi – A Greek Cretan Superfood?

On my third visit to the local garden centre, ΚΟΚΟΦΟΙΝΙΚΑΣ, Yannis recommended I try to grow some vegetable native to Crete. At the time, I couldn’t remember the name of it, and I had no clue what to expect after planting it. So I bought four. Now, I wish I had purchased at least four …

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