‘Beware’ Signs on stone (TUGTII #9)


Beware of Cliffs sign at the narrow entrance of the incredible ‘Ryakas’ gorge

Photo originally uploaded by angeloska.

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  1. isl_gr (away on an odyssey) (30 months ago | edit | delete)

    this is great! are you sure they are painted? they look like decalcomanias!

  2. Καλημέρα KALIMERA (30 months ago | reply)

    Sorry Angelos, but I think the rocks are not dangerous. Feet are dangerous if you walk without the brain …
    The decalcomania can be changed?
    🙂 io scherzo! (I joke 🙂

  3. angeloska (30 months ago | reply)

    isl_gr -> decalcomanias? 😆 sure look like ! it took me long to fix the thick paint on this rough rock wall. Do you like them?

    ‘kalimera’ -> ma io no scherzo! it’s exactly as you say. Rocks are my friends. I just want to keep the brainless people out!
    You see, for better or worse, the place is not too far from the road. ‘Fat’ people without love and respect will want to drive up there in their monstrous SUV cars. They will want to see (read, consume) this. You know what I mean, don’t you?

  4. Καλημέρα KALIMERA (30 months ago | reply)

    Oh yes Angelos, I understand:-)
    You speak with a person who has no car and no «license to drive». I make my journeys on my foot, bicycle or public transportation, slowly (as is my nature …). Ernesto have a jeep (not a suv!) and he loves nature too and only uses the car for long trips.
    I think that some people consider the car an integral part of his body and can no longer walk even a few metres on his legs.
    I know people like that. And their brain is increasingly flawed and fat. And crashes and thinks «can go where he can go my dear car» … This is not good.
    Sorry, I see every night, in front of my shop, many cars in a row, rolling because of traffic in each car only one person and I was coughing (not for too many cigarettes, I am sure). You think people are intelligent? I think that the lazy brain is really limited (stupid, I seem canned sardines).

    Thanks for preserving a small portion of world dear friend.

    (I am aware that my English is always worse… :-P)

  5. angeloska (30 months ago | reply)

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    You have
    ‘license to love’

    and that’s all that matters.

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Λιοτρίβι μολύνει ωραίο ποτάμι (TUGTII #8)


 

upstream trekking (2)upstream trekking (2), originally uploaded by egotoagrimi.

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angeloska says:

Πολύ ωραίο! Μου μοιάζει για Ράχες. Χάρακας?

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egotoagrimi says:

Δεν σου λέω!

Χάρακας


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Lambrini says:

😀  (για την απάντηση)

Πολύ όμορφο μέρος!
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egotoagrimi says:

για χάρη της Λ. που της αρέσει, θα πω ναι, είναι ο Χάρακας στις Ράχες και είναι μολυσμένος χειρότερα κι από τότε (να πάρει, δεν μπορώ να βρω το παλιό blog entry της Ελένης με τις φωτογραφίες) — γμ τα λιοτρίβια μου.
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angeloska says:

Κι εγώ δεν θυμάμαι να ήταν στο blog της Ελένης. Είχε βγάλει φωτογραφίες με τον «υπερτροφισμό» στον Χάρακα και τις είχε φορτώσει στο hikingIkaria>photos και ανοίξαμε κουβέντα. Κάποια στιγμή αργότερα πρέπει να τις διέγραψε. Πράγματι η κατάσταση είναι χειρότερη. Ξέρω γω, να κάναμε μια εκστρατεία πάλι; Όμως έχω κουραστεί μ’ αυτά.
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Α ναι θυμήθηκα. Κρίμα ένας μόνο ποταμός μολυσμένος στην Ικαρία κι είναι αυτός. Εσύ έχεις κουραστεί; Εγώ να δεις… Αλλά που θα παει. ‘Ολα θα φτιάξουν σιγά σιγά.
tag «blogged» κ «pollution» κ «river» και αρχειοθετήθηκε πάντως κι είναι οκ για «τις μελλοντικές γενιές» 😆
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Lambrini says:

Ευχαριστώ, Νανά, για την αποκάλυψη 🙂 λυπάμαι πολύ, όμως, που είναι τόσο άτυχο ένα πανέμορφο ποτάμι 😦 Εύχομαι πραγματικά να φτιάξουν όλα σιγά σιγά!

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isl_gr (away on an odyssey) says:

Karl is angry

Osmunda regalis

Read and take action.
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egotoagrimi says:

Τι άλλο να κάνουμε; Να πάω να βάλω βόμβα στο λιοτρίβι; 😮
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angeloska says:

Ξέρω ότι θα μπορούσες και μάλιστα να κάνεις να φανεί σαν ατύχημα. Ούτε να το σκεφτείς διότι τότε με την έκρηξη όλη -και όχι λίγη-λίγη- η βρωμιά θα κατέληγε στο ποτάμι.
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isl_gr (away on an odyssey) says:

Worse than the olive oil slick itself, is the thing that the oil does to the vegetation in the water.

     Charakas polluted 1
    Charakas polluted 2
   Charakas polluted 3
..

Unfortunately true: Ikaria is not Costa Rica. Not yet at least. Maybe some day…
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angeloska says:

Αηδιαστικό. Που τις βρήκες;
Γι αυτό το λόγο μου έχουν προτείνει να μην περνάω το κεντρικό μονοπάτι μου από κει.

Όμως είναι ωραία εκεί κι εγώ από κει θα το περνάω μπα που να σκάσουν!

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Soul Powered Works & co (TUGTII #7)


Είναι Πάσχα και μου λείπει η Ελλάδα. Γι’ αυτό γράφω Ελληνικά σήμερα και μιλώ για τον Πράσινο Εθελοντισμό στην Ικαρία.

Να ο Άγγελος κι ο Γιώργος, οι ήρωες μια αφανούς μαγκιάς. Ντόπιοι με τη βοήθεια εθελοντών έφτιαξαν ένα χειροποίητο οικολογικό φράγμα στο φαράγγι της Χάλαρης. Το φράγμα σήμερα τρία χρόνια μετά ούτε που φαίνεται. Η όμορφη λίμνη που έχει δημιουργηθεί νομίζει κανείς πως ήταν από πάντα εκεί. Για τα τεχνικά και το χρονικό της κατασκευής η οποία τελικά πέτυχε, να διαβάσετε το blog της Νανάς. Εδώ αναπαράγω μόνο τα σχόλια που δέχτηκε αυτή η φωτογραφία όταν ανέβηκε στο Φλικρ. Είναι λίγα, νομίζω όμως πως είναι πολύ σημαντικά.

Angelos and Yorgos, originally uploaded by angeloska.

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Taasos says:

καπου κάπου πρέπει να βάζουμε και κανόνες αλλιώς θα τα καταστρέψουμε όλα σιγά σιγά και δέ θα υπάρχει νερό … Όπως κάνουν στο ποτάμι Καρλοβάσου και αντί να τρέχει το νερό στους καταρράχτες το πέρνουν και ποτίζουνε τα χωράφια τσάμπα…

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angeloska says:

Τι λες; Αυτά τα πράγματα συμβαίνουν και στη Σάμο; Ακόμα και στο πασίγνωστο Ποτάμι που είναι και τουριστικό αξιοθέατο; Είναι παράνομο όμως, δεν είναι; Απλά γίνεται ανεκτό. Τέλος πάντων, σε λίγο όταν η φίλη μου η Νανά ανεβάσει στο blog της όλο το χρονικό της κατασκευής του φράγματος, θα γράψω σε comment τα παραλειπόμενα αυτής της ιστορίας.

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Taasos says:

Κάποια στιγμή θα βάλουμε και εμείς μυαλό αλλα τότε θα είναι αργά…
περιμένουμε με ενδιαφέρον η Νανά να ανεβάσει και τα υπόλοιπα στο blog της…

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angeloska says:

Λυπάμαι που το λέω. Είναι ήδη πάρα πολύ αργά. Και ποτέ δεν θα βάλουμε μυαλό. Απλά 2-3 γέροι τρελλοί κάνουμε διάφορα πράγματα έτσι για το «γαμώ το». Βάλε και για να μη διαψεύσουμε τις ελπίδες της Νανάς και 2-3 άλλων τέτοιων χρυσών παιδιών.
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isl_gr says:

Just to warn you that Nana is waiting around the corner to scold you.

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angeloska says:

Just because I sounded a bit too pessimist? Was I not true? Look at what’s happening…


Ancient Tower (TUGTII #6)


ancient tower, originally uploaded by egotoagrimi.

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simonsterg Pro User says:

Hello DT – there you are.
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simonsterg Pro User says:

I have wondered about this tower.
What I wonder is, is it the same stonework, from the same time as this wall on the hill above Pythagorion in Samos:

wall?

or this tower nearby:

tower?

(I like the round shape better.)
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angeloska Pro  User says:

I am leaving you to play tower to tower fights with Simon. I will be back later. For now…

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egotoagrimi says:

The round is a bit later style. Harder to make (more slaves!) but it’s stronger and towers higher.

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simonsterg Pro User says:

You’re not going up higher there I hope!

It’s all very intriguing. I read here:

www.eco-ikaria.gr/html/hist_archeologicalsite .asp?id=1&am…

«Drakanon is an ancient city that is considered to be Dionysus birthplace, built in the 4th century B.C. It is near Fanari (Faros) location on the eastern side of the Island. Relics of the city are found on the homonymous mountain which is also mentioned in Homer’s hymns. The cape of the city is, according to Strabo, W shaped. There can be found remains of the ancient port,

The citadel is on the cape and on the southern side there is a defending tower. On the northern side of the citadel there is a round tower either of the 4th century B.C. or of the Hellenistic times. It has 3 floors and two arched gates. It was used for a system of telecommunication of that time.

The people of the island called it a lighthouse (faros) and this is what gave the area that particular name. To the west of the citadel there is the ancient quarry and a tomb of 5 meters diameter.»

I wonder how people know this?

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simonsterg Pro User says:

The hymn could be this one

O Insewn God — born from Zeus’ thigh —
some folk say in Drakanon,
some in windy Ikaros,
others say in Naxos,
or by the deep-eddying river Alpheos,
pregnant Semele bore you to thunder-loving Zeus.
Others say you were born in Thebes, Lord,
but all of them lie:
the father of men and gods gave birth to you
far from people, hidden from white-armed Hera.

(Hymn to Dionysos by Anonymous, trnsl. Diane Rayor)

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simonsterg Pro User says:

… and does it really take more slaves to make a round tower than a square one?? They say that a circle is the shortest way of enclosing the biggest space. (Furniture might not fit so well though.)

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egotoagrimi says:

omg, 2 many questions!
i’ll just answer the last:

try to cut a cardboard to look like a horse-shoe. Then fold it to make a truncated cone like f.e. an old fashioned lampshade.

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egotoagrimi says:

p.s. thyme all over around that tower…

It was a delight to trek through

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simonsterg Pro User says:

Google translate : «It smells nice and you have the beginners trails here. Εγώ χώνομαι πιο μέσα, αλλά μην μου δίνετε σημασία. I snuggle more, but I do not pay attention.»
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angeloska Pro  User says:

You are driving me crazy!!!
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egotoagrimi says:

You mean, we are not letting you fall back. We are reducating you.
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egotoagrimi says:

and the story goes on…

Ikaria August 2007033 by raposa7

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Miliopo (TUGTII #5)


The mystery valley of Miliopo.

A tribute to my first attempts to take photos. The camera was a gift from my friends at work.

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isl_gr Pro User says:

tried to immitate this one

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isl_gr Pro User says:

Just photoblogging here…
Talking about deep dens, this was my Miliopo. Taken on my way from the port of Agios Kirikos, these three were the first intended and deliberate shots I took in Ikaria.

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I am a fast driver but there I stopped and told myself  «I am out to something

Long later there were others…

See more photos of Miliopo from rosegarden432, anefantis, Karl Hauser and metroindian

exit by rosegarden432 Ikaria 13 by anefantis my first ikarian photo & sunset by Houndsworth μεταξύ Μιλεωπο και Μονοκαμπιi by Karl Hauser

lizards by metroindianΙκ.Μηλιωπό.CalopteryxSplendens by metroindianΙκ.Μηλιωπό.CalopteryxVirgo by metroindian Piece of Heaven... by metroindian

A very interesting thing about Miliopo is not so that we often camp down in the ravine and the beach in the summer…

it’s also that in the same ravine but much higher above the tiny village a visitor a lucky climber may see find the ruins of a very old beautifully ornamented byzantine chapel! Oh the mysteries of Ikaria!


Escaping the scorching sunshine (TUGTII #4)


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egotoagrimi says:

You are Ikarian, so tell me.

What do you think the men who found, moved and put this stone as a bridge looked like?

ikaria

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Apollonios says:

In Greece, if you want to build a bridge, you find a German or French company to design your bridge, you import cheap labor from poor Balcan countries to build it, you sell the exclusive rights for toll fee collection for the next 100 years to the company that designed it and finally to use the bridge the Greek people pay the ever-rising toll fees forever.

In Ikaria though, most likely stone-bridge building was a volunteer team effort. A bunch of skinny but very strong Ikarian guys got together and moved these stones in place.
No tolls to pay and the shade is free.

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angeloska Pro User says:

I am not skinny! 🙂

et in Ikaria ego
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A Mountain called «The Wild Bee» (TUGTII #3)


black bee, originally uploaded by Tragopodaros.

 

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angeloska Pro User says:

this is the terrible creature that gives the name to the mountain top.

ΟΠΣ Ικαρίας 014

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Tragopodaros says:

I did not know that. How do you know it is this melissa and not another wild species? Are they really so terrible? I thought that perhaps like our own English bumblebees these big things were virtually harmless. Don’t tell me I’m wrong!?
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angeloska Pro User says:

I don’t think it’ s a bumble bee
(«babouras» in Greek because it buzzes loudly, also nickname for a noisy restless child)

I have seen people take cover when a bee like this gets into a house or a shop. They shout «Mia agriomelissa – agriomelissa!» and grab weapons. They can get very big – the size of a locust- and when they are angry they buzz very loudly and make stucca attacks.
But they are bees and in normal conditions they behave as peacefully as bees. They just graze. They don’t have the alarming looks of red or yellow hornets, the ever hungry scavangers.

Read also the comments under this photo

Who are you calling me?

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Tragopodaros says:

All very interesting, thanks. Ashy was visciously attacked by one of the orange hornet-type wasps in 2004, near to Drakano tower. We must have stumbled near the nest. It did mad stuka attacks, as you describe and in the end I had to kill it by clapping my hands on it while it was caught in her hair. It was very scary and there was only one!

The funny side of it was that we had not «come out» as a couple back in those days, but in her panic Ashy was shouting «Baby! Baby! Baby!… Get it off me! ..Baby!» within earshot of my sister and brother-in-law.
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angeloska Pro User says:

I think there should be more aggresive wasps in this world. I know that the women in the house love me only when there is a spider in a room.
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