Thursday, October 26, 2006

In frond of the Parliament.

I have two different versions of a guard
who is standing in frond of
the Parliament.
This traditional dress it is relational to
the greek revolution of 1821.
We called this guard tsolia (τσολιά).
Οn Saturday we have our national celebration
and these days I will have an oblation.
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Blogger Kris said...

I prefer the first photo as it shows off the vivid colours of the uniform .

Happy national day!

Friday, October 27, 2006 1:01:00 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

what a great traditional attire.
i'm not very familiar with your custom of oblation?!

Friday, October 27, 2006 1:04:00 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

great costumes, and have a wonderful national celebration

Friday, October 27, 2006 5:35:00 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

You are right - the very essence of what you often think of when you think of Greece, Athens in particular!

Friday, October 27, 2006 9:25:00 PM  
Anonymous John - Melbourne said...

Both shots work well in their own ways, well done.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Excellent photos, with a slight preference for the coloured one. Maybe a cliche when you think of Grece, but it's nice to have them once in a while. Bravo Selana. Et dis-moi, qu'est-ce que c'est qu'une 'oblation' ?

Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger selana18 said...

Thanks you all.
It is really a cliche this kind of theme as Nathalie said but sometimes I have to show you my 'touristic' Athens.
An oblation of our National day it is some photos and some notes of our story.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:02:00 AM  

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