Sunday, October 21, 2012

Night Walk at Sintra (Portugal) Part II

Night Walk at Sintra (Portugal) Part I

Sintra  is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa sub region (Lisbon Region) of Portugal. Owing to its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes, it has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon.
In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted by royal retreats, estates, castles and buildings from the 8th-9th century, in addition to many buildings completed between the 15th and 19th century, including the Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace, resulting in its classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Athens: Social Meltdown from Ross Domoney

Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing.
Produced & Directed by Ross Domoney
Interview: Dimitris Dalakoglou
Filmed, Photographed & Edited by Ross Domoney

Friday, October 5, 2012

Τα παράθυρα (Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης)

Σ' αυτές τες σκοτεινές κάμαρες, που περνώ

μέρες βαρυές, επάνω κάτω τριγυρνώ
για νάβρω τα παράθυρα. - Οταν ανοίξει
ένα παράθυρο θάναι παρηγορία. 
Μα τα παράθυρα δεν βρίσκονται, ή δεν μπορώ
να τάβρω. Και καλλίτερα ίσως να μην τα βρω.
Ίσως το φως θάναι μια νέα τυραννία.
Ποιός ξέρει τι καινούργια πράγματα θα δείξει.

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ανήσυχος (Αντώνης Στασινόπουλος)

Περιπατητής σε δρόμους αχάρακτους
σύντροφοι τα ξωτικά της φαντασίας.

Ξέρω θα μου πείτε

τα πλουμιστά εμπορεύματά σας
φαντάζουν διαλεχτά.
Όμως στις παράγκες του κόσμου ξεθωριάζουν.
Δεν τα χρειάζομαι.

Αφήστε με ήσυχο ν’ ανησυχώ.

Από την ποιητική συλλογή του Αντώνη Στασινόπουλου, “Μαζί” (εκδ. Οδός Πανός, 2009)