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“English Sea, the Watchtower” by Kostantis Douralas , Painting on canvas, Spatula.

Recently I asked from my 9 year old son a painting for my office. I asked for a Watch tower next to the sea. Today he brought it to me and I can surely say I am proud for him. I hope he will be lucky in his life and well spend it on the things he loves.

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Greece entered WW2 at 28th of Oct 1940, after the Italians demanded surrender and Ioannis Metaxas answered “NO”. This small word was the united Greek Nation’s answer from the same moment. My grandfather was listed immediately From Koroni to Kalamata and then Athens. The first photo is from Athens (date unknown), the Second is from Albania at the 11th of Nov 1940, just 10 days after the declaration of war. He send my grandmother Dimitra the 2nd photo with a short note on the back. “My Dearest Dimitra I send you my photo for remembering me your husband, Nikolaos Douralas” 1940_Nov_7th

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1st Photo is from Athens before leaving for the Albanian Frontier

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Photo from the Albanian front 1940 Nov 7th

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I would like to celebrate this National Day by remembering those who fought against all odds for our freedom. I hope we get inspired by them today.

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Rusty Ghost Graffiti, Helios 44M and Canon 500D

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Photos from the opening of the International Painting Exhbition, organised from UNESCO with theme the book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach.

10 Dec 2016, ATHENS HEART MALL, Athens, Greece

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Info from Wikipedia:

      “Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970 as “Jonathan Livingston Seagull — a story.” By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader’s Digest had published a condensed version, and the book had reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remained for 38 weeks. In 1972 and 1973, the book topped the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States. In 2014 the book was reissued as Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, which added a 17-page fourth part to the story. ”

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Walk In The Shade, Athens, D7200 Nikon 18-55mm f3.5 VR