Strolling in Athens if you are lucky enough you will meet this beautiful graffiti in a wall in Athens. Who is this dog on the wall? But of course the famous Loukanikos (sausage). Louk used to follow the street protesters in Athens, and became famous when the reporters discovered him
Loukanikos when he was puppie lived in the Economical Universityof Athens, and the students there called him Loukaniko, it was a stray dog.
A very good man who lived also in Athens took care of Loukanikos and he named him Thodoros.
Loukanikos or Thodoros liked so much to follow the street protesters and didn't care at all for the gas tears and chemicals Because of his way of life was getting sick and the good man took him home. He passed away few years ago. His friends three famous street artists decided to paint this wall for him, after all they were comrades in demonstrations and he sat with them when they were skating. Billy Gee, Alex Martinez and N_Grams offered to him and to all of us this beautiful graffiti, writing also "All good dogs go to heaven"
More for the riot dogs in Athens you can find in Wikipedia
Greek Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, a pictorial narrative.
The Cervantes Institute and the Jewish Museum of Greece introduce a series of photographs - portraits of Greek Jewish survivors of the Nazi camps. These persons, now registered in the history of the Second World War, unfold their memory in front of a lens. Since 2012, the artist Artemis Alcalay investigates, travels in Greece and abroad and talks with the survivors of –before the war- flourishing Jewish communities. Building a bridge between historical documentary and art she combines, in the same shot, the man with her own work from the series “Home: a wandering”. The archetypal figure of house-home, a place of joy which manifests happiness and family warmth, recalls memories and starts a fruitful dialogue between past and present, wound and healing, speech and silence. In Cervantes, for the first time Sephardic portraits with Spanish nationality and documents from Thessaloniki and Athens are exposed which survived thanks to the efforts of the Spanish consul in Athens, Sebastián Romero de Radigales. Radigales risked his career to save them from certain death in the Nazi camps by issuing new passports and putting pressure for safe transport from the Bergen-Belsen camp to Spain.
The exhibition is accompanied by photographs of documents: citizenship certificates, correspondence, survivors’ passports with Spanish citizenship, as well as books written by survivors in various languages. Artemis Alcalay was born in Athens in 1957. She studied painting, set design and art history at the School of Fine Arts with D. Mytaras, G. Moralis, B. Vassiliadis. M. Lambraki-Plaka. She did postgraduate studies in Studio Art at New York University. At the same university she studied photography with Gerry Pryor and in Athens by Laura Dodson and Camillo Nola. She also studied weaving with Maria Leonidas. She exhibits in Greece and abroad and her work can be found both in public and private collections in Greece and other countries.
Opening: 1.20.2016, 19.30.
Exposure Duration: until 03.19.2016. Exhibition Hall of the Cervantes Institute of Athens, Mitropoleos 23.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00-21.00. Saturday: 10.00-14.00. Closed: Sundays and 03/14/2016.
_ Today was a special day we follow the steps of Gefyra/Bridge in its social street work. Impact Hub Athens and the people of Gegyra/Bridge invited us to cook together, a home made food for the people they need it most, the people who live in the streets, the homeless people of Athens Walking in Athens we get down on our knees to get them and this was the most important thing, to get down on your knees and see the life...
Beneath the bustling with life halls of the Museum an altogether different world is hidden.
Statues, gold jewelry, valuable bronze vessels, as well as personal everyday objects patiently await the moment to become the center of attention.
Antiquities selected from the unknown world of the storerooms, one after the other emerge every two months everfrom their secure state of obscurity into the light, inviting the fans of rare memorable moments to capture their stories and narratives.
Hall of the Altar (Νο 34)
The Blessing of Dionysos 04/01/-20/03/16 At National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
44 Patission Street, Athens 10682