Monday, 10 March 2014

Greek authorities

Today I had to go to Kalamata to fix some papers. These papers seem to be necessary in order to be able to apply for to get the electricity connected to a friends house.
I find it strange that they make it so hard to get all papers together which are needed to apply for electricity. Especially as the property tax is collected together with the electricity bill....
But when I entered in this room at the department of planning and building inspection I was really afraid that it may take another some years until my friend will have electricity....

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Steps to the river

When I was last in Stoupa I passed from those steps and thought this is a funny picture. One should definitely think before making the last step!
At least there is a sign telling you where the steps are leading...

Every winter this little river - called 'To Potamaki' - appears and takes a lot of sand into the sea. In other places of the beach the sea washes this sand again onto the beach. Then in Spring a bulldozer is needed to spread the sand where needed.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Kalamata proudly presents...

ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ - FREEDOM
Kalamata, March 23rd 1821
...its very new memorial. I was passing by car today and only could take a picture with my mobile. Next time I will also read and try to translate what's written on the boards below.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Fish, fishing, seals and turtles

I recently had a talk with some foreigners who - like me - are coming to the Mani area for many, many years. The conversation after a while went to the above topic and so I thought that this would be also interesting to some of my readers: