Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mountains of Greece: Hiking in Zagori

With this post I'll start something a bit different. So far I posted pictures more or less chronologically, usually shortly after I took them. Today, I want to start a series of images related by a common theme. Most images won't be very recent, and you might know some of them already from my galleries. As the title says, the theme of this series will be "Mountains of Greece". I can imagine though, that I will also use other themes in the future. Suggestions are very welcome!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dimitra & Yiannis

Some weeks ago we were invited to celebrate and photograph the wedding of our very good friends Dimitra and Yiannis in Greece. It was a wonderful day - we had a lot of fun and took a lot of pictures ... One of the most beautiful parts of the orthodox wedding ceremony is the exchange of the stefana, two 'crowns' connected by a ribbon, symbolizing the connection between the husband and wife, which are crossed over the heads of the couple by the best man or the maid of honor. Here the priest is presenting the stefana and blessing the couple.
Another, equally important part of a greek weeding is ... the dancing during the party following the church ceremony. Here the couple is dancing with their koumbaros, the greek version of the best man.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

South England & Wales

Recently we visited South England and Wales, the home of our good friend and best man Phil. It was a great trip, and - as you would expect from a trip to the UK - included a lot of wind, rain and ale. The landscape is very beautiful and the people are simply great: warm, welcoming and hospitable.


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