Algis Kemezys

Algis Kemezys
Ste Adele, Québec, Canada
June 28
Internationally exhibited Photographer/Documentary filmmaker, Sculptor, Dowser, Scrabble enthusiast, Geomancer, Iatromant, gourmet chef


JUNE 28, 2012 12:04AM

a Cool Paradise in Ste.-Adèle


photo by algis kemezys, cool paradise 

  Into the Mountains


Much as I have loved being based in Montréal for the last three decades, I have moved away from it. I am now living just outside Ste-Adéle —about an hour north of the city, in the heart of Québec's Laurentian play-

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JUNE 20, 2012 8:56AM

Of Muses and the Summer-Solstice


photo by algis kemezys, solstice 


Come with me

now that the sun will stand still

to signify the start of another cycle

the first day of a monumental journey from summer 

into winter



photo by algis kemezys, solstice


Come with me

now that water reflects sky

and Narcissus falls in love yet againRead full post »


photo by algis kemezys, Butterfly
While walking down a country road yesterday I stumbled upon something that really chocked me up, two dead butterflies and a third which appeared to be in a state of shock. I immediately thought tragic! The butterflies were obviously friends, maybe even lovers ...I… Read full post »
MAY 16, 2012 11:58AM

teardrops around flowers...

 photo by algis kemezys,


 For the whole effect please play this music. Once it gets going slowly scroll down for the full experience. Hope you enjoy this and have a wonderful day because of it.


                    photo by algis kemezys,&n… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2012 10:58AM

Mother Day Memories

                                                    photo by algis kemezys, Berenice Abbott

                             &n… Read full post »

photo by algis kemezys,

What Is Happiness

What is happiness? 
Such simple yet complicated word
No exact words can match it

Is it the feeling of warmth in the summer? 
Is it the feeling of success? 
or is it the feeling of no worries? 

Nobody can actually tell what happiness is
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MAY 1, 2012 8:08AM

Turkish Memories and the Journey Home

photo by algis kemezys
 It has been an amazing and wonderful winter on the Aegean, and this photographic love-letter to it is my farewell. Starting with this mother-daughter combo in the therapeutic red- thermal waters in Pamukkale.
 photo by algis kemezys
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         See this short video and see if you notice the same thing I do. While visiting the Istanbul Archeological Museum I was checking out the Tomb of Alexander the Great. There beside it was a  small replica of how… Read full post »
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APRIL 12, 2012 3:07AM

Ephesus: A Passage through Time

photograph by algis kemezys ,Turkey Ephesus

           Ephesus (Ephesos; Efes) is arguably the most famous and most significant ancient site of the Mediterranean world, with a history that spans Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. Once a city of a quarter million souls, this five-thousand yearRead full post »

APRIL 6, 2012 2:38AM

Time Travel Theory...101



       This is my personal theory on time travel gleaned from a variety of historical events and legends. Although this is just speculative theory on my part, it still has some good points and is based on a number of solid ideas that are written aboutRead full post »

photograph by algis kemezys , Longfellow, daddy longlegs


 I might be a poet, but i don't know it.

Maybe my legs show it,  they are



An April Day


    When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
'T is&nbRead full post »
MARCH 27, 2012 7:07AM

Yes, I have Morels.

   photograph by algis kemezys , morel mushroom          

            Morels are the premium items of the mushroom world. Arguably rivaled by the meat-like porcini, morels have a sturdy texture and a deep earthy flavor sauteed in butter. They are a favoriteRead full post »

MARCH 25, 2012 3:17AM

The ElephantaTree

photograph by algis kemezys ,pareidolia elephant


This is one of the most charming Pareidolias I have ever found. Sometimes a tree is more than just a tree.

I call this the ElephantaTree. Make a wish because this is obviously a relative of Ganesh and this surreal Elephant can help you with all sorts of personalRead full post »

MARCH 22, 2012 3:18AM

Goddess of the Night

Heracles, Cerberus & Hecate | Greeik vase, Apulian red figure volute krater


                    Hekate & Cerberus, Apulian red-figure krater

                                       C4th B.C.… Read full post »
MARCH 18, 2012 11:09AM

Under the spell of Daphne

photograph by algis kemezys , Bay leaf

       One of the loveliest, most subtle perfumes of springtime is from the flower of the laurel, which most of us know as bay leaf (Daphne in Greek or Turkish), the flavoring of stews and spaghetti sauces. 

      An evergreen, the laurel was reverRead full post »


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                          My original Channel and My current YouTube Channel 

           March 6, 2012 is a date many of us YouTubers will always shuddRead full post »

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MARCH 8, 2012 8:49AM

Lunching out in a Turkish Village

 photograph by algis kemezys

        I met Güler Bener at a book-signing/lecture that my buddy Byron Ayanoglu recently gave in Bodrum for the translation of his book Crete on the Half Shell (Istiridye Üstü Girit in Turkish). The lovely lady, a long-time resident of Bitez's ARead full post »

photograph by byron ayanoglu ,


PARAPROSDOKIANS: "Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected;
Frequently used in a humorous situation." "Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a type of paraprosdokian.  Here are more paraprosdokians -
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 photograph by algis kemezys ,

      I love returning to places I have discovered during my many years of traveling around the world. Today's post takes me back to an old Byzantine chapel upon which I stumbled last year while wandering the dry stream beds outside Bitez Village. In it I had foRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 23, 2012 6:38AM

The Origin of Life

 photograph by algis kemezys ,


In the beginning there was only slime.

It oozed green from the bowels of the earth, bubbling forth, 

celestial song heralding the moment


Please  start over  & watch  with this music for full effect. 


photograph by algis kemezys ,


In comedy,Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 5:18AM

Stella Awards

photograph by algis kemezys ,


It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid of
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FEBRUARY 9, 2012 3:18AM

Beauty and the Pricks

photograph by algis kemezys , 

      Cactus bristles with exuberant beauty, color, enchantment and a menacing covering of thorns, very much like life itself in these troubled times. Unlike other flowering thorny-plants, including the rose, the cactus offers no solace, no fragrance, no friendlinessRead full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2012 5:08AM

Mimetoliths & Shapeshifter, my films

photograph by algis kemezys ,


          I've been showing a lot of photographs here at Open Salon, but I'm also a videographer. Two of my feature videos are on Culture-Unplugged, on-line film festival in their full-length versions. The works are exquisitely scored with o/Read full post »

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JANUARY 26, 2012 8:48AM

She Shows Sea-Shells by the Sea Shore


photograph by algis kemezys , 

Museum specialist Sema Sagat had a very bright idea for a new showcase of one of the delights of Bodrum, Turkey. Working with the maritime traditions of this timeless Aegean port 

—famous since antiquity when it was known as Halicarnasus, birthplace of Herodotus, the fRead full post »




 I 've been posting some over-cute artwork (such as the above) in my comments to certain posts. And, wouldn't you know it, someone took extreme umbrage. Below is my communication on the matter. I am posting this so that I can get a consensus. Was I wrong,

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