Friday, October 31, 2008

SkyWatch : The author's view

Aggelos Sikelianos is a wellknown author in Greece and worldwide. He was born in 1884 and died in 1951. His writing comprises poems, literary work and Greek tragedy. He was a candidate for the Nobel prize. During his life he used to stay at Salamina, among other places. He had a quaint little house near the sea. In fact that's the reason he had chosen to write in that house. He used to put a small table at the balcony and as he was enjoying the outlook of the sea from the one side and a hummock full of pines from the other, he wrote his best poems.







13 comments:

Aileni said...

Of course you still have Summer, Marina. I 1955 I swam on New Year's Day in Cyprus.
My picture was taken in 1968 when the global climate was cooler as it will be again soon.
Nice shots though I am afraid I have never heard of your author. I was 15 when he died.

Müge said...

Wonderful photos dear Marina! Typically Greece! Have a perfect Friday and week-end! :-)


p.s. I've changed my blog address.

http://wonder-turquette.over-blog.com/

evlahos said...

πολύ όμορφη σειρά φωτογραφιών. και πολύ ενημερωτική ανάρτηση. Μπράβο

Louise said...

Wow! What a pretty place. That first picture if wonderful, and I can see why anyone would be inspired to be there.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Lovely. That first photo really makes me want to visit.
Marnie

crete said...

It looks like a lovely house Marina.

Ray

Reader Wil said...

You've shown us wonderful photos of a lovely house, and I can imagine that a poet can write here the most beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a beautiful place to sky watch! My favourite photo was the first one .. something about the softness of the clouds appealed to me.

babooshka said...

Fascinating narrative again.

fishing guy said...

Marina: That is a wonderful story to go along with your SWF photo.

Arija said...

What can one say, your photos look so deliciously Greek! The stark white houses against the brilliant bue of the sky, you can just about smell the air.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

εκει θα ηθελα να ημουν και εγω, να γραφω με την ησυχια μου...

Marie said...

Wonderful photos!