Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Robert McCabe

In my recent post, Six Days in Athens, I mentioned seeing an exhibition of photographs by Robert McCabe.  It marks the 180th anniversary of the Archaeological Society of Athens and runs at the Society’s headquarters until 31st October.  High resolution … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 10

A lot of people work sitting down, though it’s not often in public apart from those beavering away at laptops in coffee shops.  Anyway, wherever they are working the opportunity to drift off for a few moments is probably a … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 23: Review

Today the Forum reviewed how 2018-19 had gone, the successes and the scope for improvement.   It can be summarised under process, content and personal benefits. Positive aspects of the process included: being clear that it was a Forum (not a … Continue reading

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Athens Shops

Walking around Athens I was struck by the number of shops and small businesses trading under apartment buildings in side streets under, often taking advantage of shady arcades.  Some of these were eccentric, like collections of oily old car engines … Continue reading

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Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture in Athens has an air of style, learning and privilege about it.  This is not surprising as it was established to house the collection of the wealthy and well-connected Antonis Benakis.  What was surprising, … Continue reading

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U3AC Photo Forum 2018-19 22: Mobile Phone Photography

On Friday Jitka Brynjolffssen explored the potential of mobile phone photography.  Even in the short history of photography the phone’s rise has been remarkable: 1997 first patent, 2000 first cameras, 2007 smart phones and today ubiquitous.  Its benefits include: convenience, … Continue reading

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Six Days in Athens 2019

Thursday 6th June  Awake at six o’clock: blackbird singing; thrum of traffic on Kallirois drifting in; later, bells from nearby St. Panteleimon Ilissos.  Walked up to National Archaeological Museum via:  Hadrian’s Arch and Temple of Olympian Zeus; fine exhibition of … Continue reading

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