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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Athos - Luostarielämää Pyhällä Vuorella


I was waiting for the bus at the Tikkurila bus station when this ad caught my eye. Athos - Monastic Life on the Holy Mountain.The Tennispalatsi Art Museum in Helsinki is having a large-scale exhibition of Byzantine Art. The exhibition contains treasures and sacred objects of the Greek Orthodox Church dating back for over a thousand years. Mount Athos is a semi-autonomous community of Orthodox monks located in Macedonia, northern Greece, about an hour and a half’s drive from the city of Thessaloniki. Read more in the above link.

8 comments:

Kate said...

I like all the geometric figures in this photo.

Jane said...

interesting... great posters - reminds me of Singapore and Hong Kong bus stops

edwin s said...

Hey, I'm back from your country of the bodyless sea Lion. It was wonderful!

and thanks for the link!

Neorelix said...

hmm, sounds like a great exhibition. nice shot.

Sally said...

Hey! That bus is almost identical to a Sydney bus. Same colours, same model. We also have the company connex runnign provate buses, but the ones that look like this are the government buses!

kaa said...

hi all.. thanx for all your comments. i really hope i find time to catch the exhibition. It is on till jan 2007 so there shouldnt be any excuse for me not to catch.

sisko said...

Oh, wow, kaa, I love art exhibitions like these. I could get lost in one for hours. Hmm... it's on till early next year, huh?? ;)

kostas said...

Thank you for posting this image about Mount Athos.
I been there many times and I have a photoblog about it.
www.mountathos-constantine.blogspot.com
Regards from Thessaloniki.
kostas