Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!!! 🎄🎅 Hope you have a good one!!!

P.s. Something new is coming in 2017…

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Aristotelous Clock

Aristotelous Clock by V-Light

  The following sentence was found in a travel guide for Thessaloniki: “The flower clock. Everybody takes pictures in front of this clock. Don’t really know why.” Hahaha 😀

  Truth be told, in my 7 years living in Thessaloniki i never took a photo there. I have a hard-wired resistance when it comes to not do what everybody else is doing. I only realized that i’m lacking photos of it, during my last visit where i tried to play the tourist and view the city in another way.

  Located right in the center of Aristotelous square, the most busy and crowded place in the whole city, it’s a challenge to get a photo without people standing in the way or even on the clock. I was lucky as it was a very hot Sunday and the city was practically empty, with people probably enjoying their day in a beach near by. I still had to use a very tight framing to eliminate any annoying elements in my image.

 The clock’s floral design has changed many times throughout the years but the clock itself remains the most famous meeting point in the city.

“Yeah ok, see you at 8, i’ll be at the clock, bye”, hangs up the phone.

  Then 8 o’clock comes and you stand there wondering from which side your date is gonna come. The choices are endless….right, left, up or down…and the time passes and you still stand there and you wonder if maybe they came and didn’t see you with all the people around so you pick up the phone and call them.

“Where are you?”

“I’m at the clock, where are you?”

“I’m at the clock too! Are you kidding me?”

  And then you walk around the clock with a puzzled face and see your date standing right there on the other side. That fat lady with the leopard print dress that was standing right next to you was covering your date all this time…

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Thessaloniki waterfront II

Hello my friends 😀

  I’ve been busy editing the photos i took during my last visit in Thessaloniki. Most of them were under clear blue sky, which makes it harder for me, as i’m used to process my photos a certain way for dark and cloudy skies. I’ll be posting some individual photos until i finish with the editing and then i’ll make a big post 🙂

  So this is the renovated waterfront. I really like this part, it used to be concrete slabs, mostly crooked and broken in many places. This definitely looks modern and more sophisticated. The little water pools are illuminated at night, which creates a beautiful effect. The marble elements create a nice contrast and give out a bit of the classic Greek character. At the edge of the water, there’s an installation of a big steel moon. The moon is also illuminated at night and it’s visible from quite a distance.

  Today we have 36C and the temperature keeps rising, so if those marble pools were actual pools, i’d just sit in there with my lemon iced tea and not move a finger 😛

 

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