An Intimate Moment

I’m wondering: can you publish a photo that clearly shows people? Well … more or less clearly … but I think if that were me, I would recognize myself!
I was on the beach, on the wonderful pebble beach of Anidri. End of the season and still very warm, the air and the water. But significantly fewer people than in the previous months: the tourists are leaving, school has started again.
Crete is the last southern European post with summer heat!
I discreetly position my Illy camera (which contains a sheet of black and white negative film), estimate the exposure time (always 1 second in full sun) and take this photo.
The people speak French. I’m hoping that during that one second they’ll move a little so they’ll blur … but they’re clearly visible. I captured an intimate moment.


A Nirvana film?

Yes, it began at that bus stop called Nirvana … and somehow it will lead me to the Akropolis where I found a broken temple (of Erechtheion) with roof carrying women statues.
The Kariatides. From Ancient Greek Καρυάτιδες. Carrying a roof? The whole world? Can they still dance to the honour of goddess Artemis?
Stay tuned …

Nirvana In Athena

I was in Athens! In Greece! I was invited for a filmshow and also asked to give a one day workshop. Of course I said yes (and extended my stay after Athens and jumped down to Crete for a 1 week holiday to catch the last summer sun beams!)

The event was a kind of festival called “Balkan-Can-Kino / Festival – 6th Symposium”: The 6th BCK Film Symposium is taking place in October 2023. This year’s theme is KINO LUDENS and through a series of screenings, artistic installations, workshops and parallel events, the Symposium will focus on the presence and the importance of the element of play in the multiple layers of adulthood and everyday life, showcasing interactivity in cinema, not necessarily through new technologies, but through the meaning of game/play in the creation of a cinematic work and its importance in every stage of the production.” This is their website.

However: my film show was great, the gallery packed, the audience happy!

And what about Nirvana?

Whenever I explore a new city, I am very interested in its public transport. Metro! Bus! Tram! I love it! I love to browse the map … and I always succeed in finding interesting station names (like “Pep Ventura” for example in Barcelona).
This time I found a bus stop called “Nirvana / Νιρβάνα”. Of course I had to go there! And start a new film!

Sheepy Lickstones And A Bus That Never Comes

Oh god, that in-love-with-herself Dagie again with a similar picture like the day before you might think but I don’t mind … I love that hiking route so much – from down Paleohora to up Anidri – about 4 miles or 5 kms. It’s a paved street and it leads through rough rocks and wild goats and dry meadows, it’s curvy and beautiful. It’s one of the awesomest feelings to arrive at the town sign!!!

And I saw a guy JOGGING, can you believe that? I mean it was hot like 30 degrees Centigrade …

Down close to my favourite beach I saw a group (or a flock? A bunch?) of sheep licking stones! Because of the salt I guess … and some meters ahead: a bus that never comes 😉 . Thanks for the beauty, world!