Thursday, 28 January 2010

My little poem about Lisbon

"Ó Lisboa, cidade das sete colinas,
com os eléctricos que ascendem as suas ruas,
dos fados os que se podem ouvir dentro das suas casas,
Ó Lisboa, cidade dos meus desejos!"

English translation

"Oh Lisbon, city of seven hills,
with the trams which ascend your streets,
of fados that could be heard inside of your houses,
Oh Lisbon, city of my desires!"

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Haydn Concerto for piano and orchestra in F major - 3rd mov. by the Orchestra of Ionian University

Very elegant playing, congratulations to the students and the teachers of our University for this excellent concert they gave yesterday.

Solist: Vasiliki Drigogia
Direction: Paulos Pappas

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

January in Alikes beach

Few images I shot last Sunday with the snow capped Ipirus mountains in the background.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Amazing panoramic view from Viros

A bit blurry and fuzzy, but you can have a glimpse of the view you can get from up there. I have never been there before, the view is marvellous - you can clearly see Corfu Town, the old fortress, Kanoni, the airport and the southern environs of the town.

I should really come back to take photos when the light and visibility will be better than it was today!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Bike paths or sidewalks?

Last year, the announcement of the construction of paths dedicated to bicycles was met with happiness by the majority of bike lovers. The first network of bike paths was constructed in the Garitsa and Anemomylos bayside parks. These are two green spaces which are in urgent need for redevelopment because both have been left to deteriorate.

The bike paths are a part of the general redevelopment plan for Garitsa and Anemomylos parks. In my opinion, the two-lane path is narrow, thus there is a great risk for an bike accident. Apart for that, pedestrians tend to use this fresh and clean path instead of the dirty and disrepaired nearby sidewalk which runs the parks in length, as the bike paths do as well.

Below there are some images I took, so you can judge yourself:

What should be done? The sidelwalk should be repaired and ban pedestrians from using the bike lane. Also, the width of the paths should be increased to meet the security standards.
After all, we all should love and use the bike lanes with respect. Those beautiful bayside parks are important in improving the quality of life in our town.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Garitsa's disaster - Part 2

Only a year has passed away since the first disaster occured in Garitsa's seaside promenade. Strong southerneastern winds resulted in creating two new holes - one near Corfu Palace hotel (maybe it is one of the holes of December 2008) and a second one at Anemomylos.

The first one is already covered but somebody still can't walk through though.

It seems strange to me that there is a hole in Anemomylos, as that side is protected from southern winds.

Let's all hope this is the last time that this happens and the authorities will start to visualise a plan to renew and protect Garitsa's promenade from future disasters.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Jerome Isma-Ae @ Au Bar, Corfu - 01.01.10

It was a great event - awesome music, Jerome played a set of his skillfull remixes and productions, he definately justified his fame!

Check out the videos!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

My deepest wishes for the New Year to all the fans of this blog - may 2010 bring you prosperity, good health, joy and make your wishes and desires come true!
This is the first post not only for the new year, but for the new decade. So we also celebrate the dawn of another decade for which we all hope it will be better than the previous one.