- Ste Adele, Québec, Canada
- June 28
- Internationally exhibited Photographer/Documentary filmmaker, Sculptor, Dowser, Scrabble enthusiast, Geomancer, Iatromant, gourmet chef
MY RECENT POSTS
- Up the down staircase
January 26, 2015 03:20AM
- "Born in Stone" opens in
January 23, 2015 05:14AM
- Waiting for Godot....Caption
January 13, 2015 03:46AM
- Winter Solstice .... Caption
December 18, 2014 01:37AM
- The amusing Muse ...Caption
December 05, 2014 02:44AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “May she RIP knowing you
cared so that you wrote a post
- “As much as I like new
technology , the current one
destroy how money was
- “Glad you got your ya
- “They say when your eye
twitches someone is dreaming
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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 rever… Read full post »
My original Channel and My current YouTube Channel
March 6, 2012 is a date many of us YouTubers will always shudd… Read full post »
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 A… Read full post »
… Read full post »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 -
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 fo… Read full post »
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.
In comedy,… Read full post »
… Read full post »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
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 friendliness… Read full post »
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 »
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 f… Read full post »
Büsra Velioglu was born and bred in Istanbul to a life of making jewelry, but she discovered her vocation by chance in faraway South Africa when she was already in her twenties. On a round-the-world cruise with seaman ex-husband Cenap, she found herself in Durban with nothing… Read full post »
The view from my second story window gives me an eyeful of Bitez Bay on the south-eastern Aegean coast of Turkey. I usually check it out to see if the bay is calm or somewhat wavy. If the conditions are right I hop down to the… Read full post »
Cats and I have many traits in common, not the least of which is our mutual love of fish. I went to a local market here in Bitez to capture images of a wealth of Mediterranean fish, with a selection that makes my mouth water and would probably drive… Read full post »
"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account". - Oscar Wilde
Sculptures and Photograph by Algis Kemezys
Sunset by YOU KNOW WHO ! Read full post »
In a time that keeps sweeping us off our feet,
It's hard to find anything that lasts.
Eventually even this post will be long forgotten…
but remember this now….
Take those who like you not for granted.
Better yet enjoy them.
For all to soon they will be… Read full post »
The port of Aegina
The time has come to leave Greece and lovely Aegina. At the end of the day it's not just the soaring prices of life's necessities (like food and heating-fuel), the chaos caused by strikes and diminished services (like the bus) and the… Read full post »
"The early bird gets the worm," goes the old saying, and my day begins with my red-breasted sparrow, whom I have nicknamed Chookey (a cutesy name for a very cute customer) who comes to visit me every morning in Aegina, looking for the crumbs of cake I scatter his… Read full post »
Be careful what you wish for because you just never know if you will get it. I, for instance, have been the traveling friend of both tame and untamed cats and dogs. I have always enjoyed Greece and Turkey for this very reason because sooner or later I… Read full post »
Two handfuls of upright, semi-stable columns; a nave carved from time-polished marble; vandalized metopes that long ago lost their priceless sculptures to an unworthy German museum; this is the Temple of Aphaia anchored on an Aeginian hill overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Saro… Read full post »
I travel to the Mediterranean for another winter of self-discovery in the birthplace of self-discovery. These days of Greek financial disaster, continuous general strikes, enormous discontent, justifiable panic and ever-present uncertainty, getting where you want to get to in this country is… Read full post »
Time is very circular and over lapping for me these days. I have managed the summer and found myself back where I was one year ago. On the verge of returning to Europe on a wing and a prayer. See you from there soon I hope...
These images here are… Read full post »