Friday, September 30, 2011

A Weekend in Greece.... Let the Dancing Begin


Birmingham has such a strong Greek population, and we love nothing better to join them for their annual Greek Festival. This is the 39th year for this celebration that all of Birmingham looks forward to each year. The Holy Trinity Holy Cross Cathedral is the place you need to be this weekend.  The delicious food is a must and you can drive through and pick it up , but you really need to park and come in to savor the authentic music and dancing.  I joined my dear Greek friends yesterday in order to photograph their grandchildren. I will admit to sipping some nice Greek white wine and bringing  home a large sack of goodies. I 'm thinking I might need one more run down there before the festivities end on Saturday night.

I  hope these photos will please my dear blog friend Costas, Nature Digital, who lives in Athens, Greece and brings us so many wonderful images from his beloved country.

12 comments:

Lynette said...

You've inspired me to make an effort to go to a nearby Greek Festival here in Portland. I'll have to Google to get the dates.

s.c said...

Well it for sure looks like Greece. Thanks for showing

brattcat said...

this is wonderful, v. please do go back for more!

Daryl said...

Given the new immigration law passed in AL this week I hope everyone is documented .. ;-)

Jeff said...

Nice black & white image.

Thérèse said...

Good! We'll get more of it...

Luis Gomez said...

Great image Virginia. I love this kind of shots and celebrations!

Jacob said...

Holy Trinity Holy Cross - they're covering the waterfront! :-)

Looks like great fun. Some ethnic groups seem to know how to have fun better than others. Now, us Swedes...well, we're about as much fun as going to the dentist!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Opa!!

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

Nothing like a strong Greek, I say...

altadenahiker said...

The Greeks I've met sure know how to party. And eat.

TheChieftess said...

One of my all time favorite restaurants was a Greek restaurant in San Pedro...Papadaki's...fabulous food and Greek dancing...and a kiss at the door for all us ladies!!! The food (especially the lamb) was the best this side of Greece...sadly...it closed it's doors not long ago...I miss it...