Shaking the night away: Bell Roads 2019

“The strong, chilling wind that blew over the Paralìa felt like the last attempt of winter to hold on a little longer. It was as if it just didn’t want to let the spring in. Suddenly, a loud and rhythmic sound started to awake the people standing in front of the sea. One after another, the masks showed to the public repeating their millenary rite one more time.”

Thessaloniki Metro

The Metro of Thessaloniki

The metro of Thessaloniki is a project that has been in people’s minds for a long time. Now, an end-point seems to be on the horizon: in 2020, the first part of the Thessaloniki metro should open. Why has it taken so long, and what is the progress so far? And where will the stations of the metro be? Find all this, and some pictures of one of the first metro stations open to the public, Efklidi, here!

When buildings speak: Thessaloniki Concert Hall

What if buildings could speak? What would they tell us? Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. In this post, we focus on the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. This complex with two buildings adds an interesting presence to the waterfront of Thessaloniki. Let’s explore the thoughts behind the design of the buildings.

When buildings speak: Ypsilon and Bensousan Han

No one can pass by Thessaloniki without hearing about the Great Fire that destroyed the city back in 1917. Living here for a while, it has become more and more interesting for me to discover those parts of the city that have escaped that destruction. It is also interesting to see how they have been changing their purpose throughout the years. We visited Ypsilon and Bensousan Han.

The Art of Growth

The date was 16th of January, 2019. I was opening the Oddflowers exhibition. It was the very last day of my volunteer stay in Thessaloniki. For one year, I explored the cultural and historical dimensions of this wonderful and surreal place. Join me in my reflections about the Oddflowers project and my EVS.

Mimonisa exhibition

From the 14th of January to the 8th of February, the Mimonisa exhibition takes place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. You have three weeks to meet 11 artists from Thessaloniki and also from other countries (a few of them are refugees). The goal of the initiative is to unify people with common interests in painting by presenting their work through this exibition. Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Greece… it is a perfect mix of techniques, influences and backgrounds.