Friday, September 12, 2008

Greece is the Word!



Today's photos are hot off the press from Holy Trinity- Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Greek Food Festival. We are fortunate to have a large Greek community in Birmingham and oh my can they cook! The Greek chicken and rice was the absolute best I have ever eaten. The ladies and gentlemen of the church cook for weeks and not only serve a wide selection of delicious hot items, but they offer frozen dishes to take home for later. To top it off you get to hear some lively music and watch children of all ages perform their traditional Greek dances. I promise some photos of them very soon. All in all it's a great weekend in Birmingham when the Greeks throw the best festival in town.
The Tune du Jour is of course, "Zorba the Greek"!

29 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

I like this still life composition, V. The elements, the tone, and the composition look beautiful and classic.

USelaine said...

I actually got to see Anthony Quinn perform Zorba in his last tour of the stage show, when it came to Sacramento. It was also one of the first "grown up" movies I remember seeing, with the scandalous encounter of Alan Bates and the young widow.

Olivier said...

la dernière photo en sépia est superbe et très bon choix de musique, j'adore.

the last photo to sepia is superb and excellent choice of music, I love.

Laurie said...

Oh, now my mouth is watering. I just love Greek food -- and after enough ouzo, I love those Greek line dances!

tr3nta said...

I love Greece... I've been there this summer and it was FANTASTIC...

angela said...

Coincidence; I went to see Mamma Mia! with all its wonderful Greek scenery and then fall on your Greek festival. Perhaps something's telling me to go to Greece!
Sounds like a delightful festival and the sepia photo is perfect..

Peter said...

Your post and Angel's comment reminded me that I also must go and see Mamma Mia - the mixture of (Swedish) music and Greece!

Julie said...

Mamma Mia was disappointing - except for Meryl - disappointing.

However,your bottom image does NOT disappoint. Compare the bouzouki in colour and in sepia: the latter weeps hellenic passion!

Join in Monochrome Monday - you have such an elegant eye.

Marie said...

I love Greek music and Greek food. I have seen your photos from France. All your photos are very very beautiful. I will be back when I have more time. I am getting ready to go back to the US next month.

Marie Reed said...

What impressive shots! You have such an eye for photography!

Knoxville Girl said...

OPA! Bring on the spanikopita, I say!
Portrait is fabulous, as usual; you have found your photography sweet spot.

Lori Skoog said...

Another interesting connection. My Mom was born in Albania and I was baptized Greek Orthodox...attended Greek Festivals my entire childhood. Glad to read that so many enjoy the traditions. I added your blog as a link. Well done!
Lori Skoog

Abraham Lincoln said...

I can guess they can cook. The last time I had any "real" Greek food was at Victoria, B.C. and it was delicious, sitting there looking out over their newly modernized harbor. Wow. And their famous drink that tastes like licorice smells will knock your socks off in a second or two. Just drink some "Ouzo" and try to stand up. LOL

Virginia said...
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ken mac said...

let's see some food photos!

Dusty Lens said...

Now I'm hungey for some Greek cuisine. Marvelous potrait! You sure have an eye for composing people into wonderful portraits.

Halcyon said...

Hee! Love the title of your post. Very nice portrait as well.

Here's a link to a blog I thought you might enjoy. It's written by an English expat in Paris.

http://www.petiteanglaise.com/

It's very witty and insightful. She was fired about two years ago for blogging and went to trial and then wrote a book about it! I sort of "knew" her b/c a journalist friend of mine in Paris was the first one to "uncover" her story. Anyway, since you love all things French, I thought you might enjoy her blog. Bon weekend!

Virginia said...

Abe, no ouzo for me or I would have been on the stage with the band! LOL I will vouch for the Greek wine though. Delicious.

I am sorry that I forgot to change my tune last night so most of you missed Zorba!! Maybe you just hummed along.

KM, no photos of the food, we were eating it too fast. You will just have to take my word for it!

Webradio said...

Allez ! On danse un sirtaki... Comma Anthony Quinn !

Jolies photos...

Tash said...

Virginia, these are wonderful people photos that you've been posting. & today you have another type of artist! Also, Mr. Lewis is an excellent painter.

Eki Akhwan said...

Hi V,
Thanks for your comment on my SWF post yesterday.

I just want to let you know that, as per your suggestion, today I post another photo of Villa Isola. A closer look of the southern facade.

Have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

I have been catching up on your posts since I have been so behind this week! Your bw shots are just perfectly done! The title of today's post made me laugh out loud! What a great play on words!

Strangetastes said...

It's a wonder that big guy's fingers can play a delicate eight stringed instrument. The tonality and composition of the bottom picture is lovely. Mmmm, the whole things smells good, too.

D said...

I just HAVE to get to Birmingham soon. Y'all have the best festivals. Your pictures are beautiful and I'm loving the music too!

babooshka said...

Me liking your Birmingham, better than my Birmingham. He looks a jolly fellow. Happy memories of Corfu are conjured up here.

Bibi said...

I like these "Greek" photos, and love anything Greek. So did my husband, and we had just revisited parts of Greece, including Corfu...

Rambling Round said...

Virginia, for more Greek Festival photos, you will probably enjoy the Greek Grits blog at www.greekgrits.blogspot.com.

kostas said...

Hello Virginia,Greek food and wines are the best!
For Greeks food is an event every day!
Enjoy your life.
Regards from a sunny Thessaloniki.
kostas

Krissa said...

great