Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Getting lost in Santorini

Hello everyone !

Since the analogue shots from my day trip at Bansko has a great impact, I decided to share with you some of my favorite photographs derived from my greatest vacation so far; the summertime in the island of Santorini. Santorini, or Thira, is probably the most famous greek island, the Queen of the islands, located in the south of the Cyclades complex. It had been years since my last visit - I had been living there for 3 years when I was young - and I always wanted to return. A last minute decision last summer flew me and my two best friends in the island of the astonishing natural beauty. I can't name the things I love the most; maybe the sharp cliffs, the overwhelming view from Fira and the bare volcanic terrain? Or is it the amazing alleys with the wonderful white built in the stone houses, the tasty food with the traditional traits, the amazing sunset at Oia and the unique beaches that cast their spell and keep me captivated ? For all those reasons -and a thousand more- Santorini is the ultimate destination for me. Had I to choose, Santorini would be on the top of my wish list.

Aspects of the volcano in different days

The majestic view of the volcano through a wonderful cafe at Caldera

The Caldera cliffs with Oia as seen from Fira

Taken whle on board during our route from Black Sand beach to Kamari beach

My two best friends, Margarita and Apostolos

Vlichada beach

Underwater analogue shots
Water analogue selfie at Kamari beach!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Life in Village: Day Trip to Bansko

Hey everyone!

This post is all about some analogue perspective of my daytrip to Bansko, Bulgaria with my father, during our holidays in my hometown. As mentioned in my previous post, my hometown is located in Northern Greece, sitting on lands full of crops, forests and rivers. I enjoy spending a part of my holidays there because, although I don't have any friends there, I can ride my bike and visit proximal nature sites with no human presence or activity. Besides, sometimes it's beautiful spending some time alone, isn't it? You can find analogue photos of my excursions to the surroundings of my village in my previous post (Life in Village: the Daily Life).

Bansko is a world renowed winter destination, ideal for winter sports and hot chocolate in wooden logs (that's so me!). We visited by car, so I had the chance to take some shots of traditional villages we passed by. Bansko is beautiful in summer because it doesn't attract the crowds of winter sports lovers amd the temperature is ideal. On the other hand, winter in Bansko is massive and freezing cold, and I was not prepared to deal with it, as my body remembers for sure. Anyway, it was absolutely worth it!

An old semi abandoned house at a village on our way to Bansko, Bulgaria. The living conditions must be really poor. I can recall a memory of an old man working on the garden. I guess he lives there alone or along with his wife.

Some delicious (and extremely cheap) lunch we enjoyed at Bansko !
I had captured this block of flats in my very first film, 5 years ago. It was nice to capture it again !

An abandoned bus

Perspective of the central - and most touristic - alley of Bansko 
Some snow !
Children playing