Saturday, February 27, 2016


At the Virupaksha Temple of Shiva in Hampi, Karnataka (India)

Herodotus is never shocked at difference, never condemns it; rather, he tries to learn about it, to understand and describe it. Difference? It serves by some paradox only to emphasize a greater oneness, speaking to its vitality and richness. 

Ryszard Kapuściński [Travels with Herodotus, 2004]

Friday, February 19, 2016


Mir space station viewed from Space Shuttle Endeavour during STS-89

Σαν σήμερα, πριν από 30 χρόνια: Στις 19 Φεβρουαρίου 1986, ο Σοβιετικός διαστημικός σταθμός Мир (Μιρ) τίθεται σε τροχιά φέροντας το εμβληματικό όνομα της ειρήνης ...

Η συνέχεια στο άρθρο της Κατερίνας Λινάρδου στο SpaceGates:мир/

Friday, February 12, 2016


Oslo, October 2015 / © I.A. Daglis

I sat looking at her with rapt attention. My heart was thumping, the blood coursing warmly through my veins. What a wonderful pleasure to be sitting in a human dwelling again, hear a clock ticking, and talk with a lively young girl instead of with myself!
"Why don't you say something?"
"Ah, how sweet you are!" I said. "I'm sitting here getting fascinated by you, at this moment I'm thoroughly fascinated. I can't help it. You are the strangest person that... Sometimes your eyes are so radiant, I've never seen anything like it, they look like flowers. Eh? No, no, maybe not like flowers but... I'm madly in love with you, and it won't do me a bit of good. What's your name? Really, you must tell me what your name is..."
"No, what's your name? Goodness, I almost forgot again! I was thinking all day yesterday that I must ask you. Well, that is, not all day yesterday, I certainly didn't think about you all day yesterday."
"Do you know what I've called you? I have called you Ylajali. How do you like it? Such a gliding sound-"
"Is it a foreign language?"
"Hmm. No, it's not."
"Well, it isn't ugly.”

Knut Hamsun [Hunger, 1890]

Υλαγιαλή - Ορφέας Περίδης

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Enki Bilal

Όποιος καταλαμβάνει μια σχολή είναι πιο πιθανό να γίνει αρτηριοσκληρωτικός καθηγητής παρά ένας ανανεωτής... 
Αν τα σχολεία είναι κακά, πρέπει να μην πηγαίνουμε σ’ αυτά και να σκεφτόμαστε διαφορετικά απ΄ αυτά.

Γιάννης Τσαρούχης [ως στρουθίον μονάζον επί δώματος, 1987]