Πέμπτη, 12 Ιουλίου 2012

Cine Cholargos

Municipal cine Cholargos

Uninspiring.
I think this describes it all...

A school yard is filled with chairs.
The speakers are patented and put together.
The projector is put in a school class.
And action!

Oh! I forgot about the cantine.
Right. That's because there was no cantine!
So if you want something to drink or eat, you have to go to the nearest periptero....which is not as near as you would imagine!
I had a five minute walk to reach it, in order to get supplies for the movie!
And thus I frankly do not see the point of the intermission!
Everybody was just sitting there waiting forthe second part to begin...

Another disadvantage is that the theatre is very open to the adjacent roads and squares.
The roads attract drivers from the "fast and the furious" movie and the squares are full of schoolboys (and girls) that keep on making the weirdest noises in the world!



The only positive aspect of this cinema is that it's right next to one of the best burger houses in Athens: Juicy Grill

Conclusion: absolutely not recomended.

The movie was "a dangerous method", a story about the relation between Sigmund Freud and Karl Young





The entrance of...the school!

The patented speakers!

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Τρίτη, 10 Ιουλίου 2012

Just coincidence?

The previous weekend I visited Milos, my favorite island in Greece.
I could spend lots of hours describing the island, the beaches, the restaurants, the places that one should visit. But this is not the purpose of this post, so if anybody wants to plan vacation in Milos, 
just give me a call for directions!!

What I want to describe is something very bizarre that happened and put me into some thoughts...
As I was lying on my sunbed enjoying the shade of the umbrella, my eye caught a silver glow in the sand.

At first I thought it was a ring, so I started digging in the sand to see what I had discovered.
When the shinning object was retreived from the sand it seemed like a two euro coin. 
But as I looked more carefully I was surprised: it was one Argentinian peso!!!
I immediatelly started wondering: how did this thing get in my way? 

Was it just waiting there to be discovered by me?


A friend of mine is always in search of such hints in his life.
Hints that drag him to his next step.
Should I also be intrigued by this finding and organize a trip to the Argentinian capital and beautiful nature...?

A ver...



My lucky coin!

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Τρίτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2012

Cine Gerakas & cine Thiseio



Cine Gerakas

Cine Gerakas is an average theatre with nothing special to offer. The cinema is situated next to the municipal sports center, so there is quite some action over there. The theatre is big and the video and sound quality is fairly good. But I frankly think this theatre lacks the ambience that a summer movie theatre should have. 

The movie I saw was Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. It was a classic Tim Burton film but it didn't meet my expectations (which I admit were high).

The not so attractive Cine Gerakas



Cine Thiseio

This cinema was declared as the best summer theatre in the world as it is stated in a newspaper article that boasts its entrance. I usually am rather cautious when I hear such statements. But the truth is that having the opportunity to watch a film with the view of the lit-up Acropolis on your left and the moon behind the screen is fascinating and could give you the title!
The only disadvantage is the occasional rumble from the street, because let's face it: this is the most well-known paved street in Athens. Oh! I forgot to mention that cine Thiseio is located right on the promenade that leads from Thiseio to the Acropolis Museum. That is a walk that nobody should miss and that us who live in Athens should visit very often...

The cantine of cine Thiseio is also phenomenal. Except for the usual nachos and popcorn, one can find freshly baked cheese pie, all kinds of nuts and homemade cherry brandy and drink( it really is homemade, I actually saw the pots that they are producing it in, in the back of the theatre!).

I saw a really interesting movie too! It was a classical movie from 1967 named "An affair to remember" staring Carry Grant and Deborah Kerr. And although old movies are usually dull, this one was actually very witty and funny (and of course romantic!). 

 I would surely recommend both the movie and the cinema!

P.S. I should also mention that I was lucky I went on a Monday, as i paid for a reduced ticket of 5,50 euro instead for the normal 8,00 euro.




The entrance, right on the paved road of Dionysiou Areopagitou
The view of the Acropolis from my seat!
The cinema was established in 1935!
The delicacies from the cantine!

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Δευτέρα, 2 Ιουλίου 2012

Capoeira


Last Sunday I was baptised. Not in the christian way, that was a ceremony held 30 years ago, on which I have no storries. This baptism is the way to get in capoeira...
Capoeira is a brazilian art that resembles to a mix of martial arts, dancing and playing and that I have been practising the last few months.
The batizado is the event through which the new capoeiristas get their first belt and are assigned a name. 
The name I got is Ferrugem, which means...rust!
Although my teacher says this is a nickname for people with my color of hair, I am quite sure that it has something to do with my rusty joints..!
So you can from now on call me Ferrugem if you like!


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