Monday, March 31, 2008

Dancing...


and-dancing, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

....and dancing


dancing, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Flying...


Flying..., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Digital face - (Shop's window)


Digital face - (Shop's window), originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Friday, March 28, 2008

M. Aggelou str. (Ioannides mansion)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mitropoleos str.


Mitropoleos str., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Walking in the rain...


Walking in the rain..., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Here comes the rain again...


Here comes the rain again..., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Records from vinyl! A species threatened by extinction!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pink lights!


Pink lights!, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pedestrianized street at night!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tsouka's monastery


Tsouka's monastery, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

The temple


The temple, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

View from the monastery's terrace

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Arena club


Arena club, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Police and Red Cross!


Police and Red Cross!, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Colored stones


coloredstones, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Monday, March 17, 2008

...sky...


Afternoon sky, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cycling path


Cycling path, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Carnival 2 (Funcy-dressed dog)


apokr6, originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Old manor-house.


Old manor-house., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Carnival 1. ("Karagiozis")


Carnival 1., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.


Greece is among the very few European countries that adopted shadow theatre, abandoning, however, its religious aspect and adding the provincial Greek culture's own uniqueness to it. Thus, shadow theatre slowly developed into an art form of its own kind, acquiring a Greek interpretation which also included music, acting and social satire incorporated with traditional folklore.
Karagiozis," as it is named in Greek for its main protagonist, was very popular during Ottoman rule. The puppeteer who stood behind the illuminated screen and masterfully moved the paper or leather-made puppets representing humans was known as the 'Karagiozopaihtis' (the "Karagiozis" player). The 'Karagiozopaihtis' brought to life the puppets by altering his voice according to the character and by changing the story line depending on his inspirations. In fact, he was responsible for all aspects of the play, as he was the mime, the writer, the musician, the singer, the stage-designer and the director.Through the main character, Karagiozis, a puppeteer would satirise authority figures and situations. Ugly and hunchbacked, Karagiozis represented the common folk, in a collision with everyone and everything unjust, whether it be a social or political injustice. He often pretended to be a man of all trades in order to find work and sought silly but cunning solutions to the various difficult and strange situations he'd get into. Karagiozis, the puppet character, is famous for his pranks, which he set up to tease those around him.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Door no 9...


No 9..., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunshine...


Sunshine..., originally uploaded by Ioanna_Art.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Three lonely horses are waiting for three little children!