Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Solidarity with Greeks (6): change
your banner or cover photograph

The Greek flag flying above the walls of the Fortezza in Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

It is interesting to see how the flag of Greece has become the flag of protest in Ireland in recent weeks.

Flying the flag is a good way to show solidarity with Greek people in the middle of the present financial crisis Greece and the Greek people are suffering.

For the past few mornings I have been suggesting small but emotionally significant ways of showing solidarity with Greek people during this crisis.

But how do I fly the flag for Greece on my Facebook page or on my Blog, for example?

Changing your Facebook cover photograph or the photograph on your blog’s banner is an easy way to this.

If you cannot find that picture postcard photograph to show your sympathies, here is a variety of photographs that you can use. Each photograph is my own, and I am happy for people to use them as a way of showing solidarity with Greece and the Greek people.

Click on a photograph and it pops up in full size and then you can download and share it. These photographs are cropped so that they fit the proportions allowed for most cover and banner photographs.

These photographs are free to use and were taken throughout Greece. They include photographs from Athens, Thessaloniki and Mount Athos on mainland Greece, and from the islands of Crete, Spinalonga, Kastellorizo, Rhodes, Samos and Corfu.

There are no copyright problems using these photographs, but they are only for personal use and not for commercial, political or business use without my express permission, and I retain the copyright on each photograph. If you acknowledge any photographs you use as being my work, I shall regard that as an added bonus.

Historic and cultural images:

1, The Acropolis in Athens … one of the best-known historical symbols of Greece (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

2, Windmills in the harbour in Rhodes, once the site of the Colossos of Rhodes, one of Seven Wonders of the World (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

3, The White Tower is the symbol of Thessaloniki (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

4, The Greek flag flying above the walls of the Fortezza in Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

5, Reproductions of classical Greek pottery on sale in the Fortezza Museum in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

6, Minoan style souvenirs on sale in the Fortezza Museum in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

7, The Faro lighthouse and the dome of a former mosque in Kastellorizo, Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

8, The skills of traditional Lyra makers in an exhibition in the Folk Art Museum in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

9, Newspapers on a stand in Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Harbours and sea views:

10, The harbour at Aghios Nikolaos in Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

11, Blue seas at Spinalonga, off the coast of Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

12, Boats and restaurants in the old Venetian Harbour in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

13, Reflections at the new marina in Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

14, The old lighthouse Rethymnon harbour, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

15, The Harbour in Chania (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

16, The harbour at Kastellorizo, one of the most remote islands in Greece (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

On the beach:

17, The beach below Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos (hotograph: Patrick Comerford)

18, A yacht in the clear blue waters at the beach in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

19, The beach and resorts in Rethymnon stretch east to Adele and beyond (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Side streets and roof tops:

20, Colourful steps leading from a side street in the old town in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

21, Epimenidou Street … one of the charming side streets in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

22, Vines and blooms near To Pigadi Restaurant in Xanthoudidou Street, Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

23, Chereti Street, off Arkadiou Street in the old town of Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

24, Roof tops, church domes and belfries in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

25, Roof tops, old Ottoman minarets and church domes in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

26, Looking across the roof tops of Iraklion towards the Mediterranean (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Churches and monasteries:

27, A quiet corner in the Convent of Aghia Irini in the mountains above Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

28, Vlacherna Monastery … one of the most photographed places in Corfu (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

29, Pray for Greece … candles in a church in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

30, Pray for Greece … icons in a display in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Sunsets:

31, Sunset in Thessaloniki, the second city of Greece (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

32, Sunset behind the Fortezza in Rethymnon, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

33, A table at the Sunset Taverna, waiting for the sunset in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Eating out, a table for two:

34, A Greek meal for a hearty appetite in Rethymnon (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

35, Ready to eat out in the sun in Samos (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

36, A table for two in a village in Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

37, Would you like to join me for coffee in Rethymnon? (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

38, Relaxed dining at Iokasti Café in Koutououfari, Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

39, Inviting tables in Samos (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

40, A table for two in Samos, (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

A table for two in the mountain village of Adele in Crete (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

And finally …

And finally, here are two photographs if you would like to draw attention to the fact that this crisis has not been created by the people of Greece but is an institutional creation:

41, The Bank of Greece in Thessaloniki (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

42, Hard cash and old drachma notes before Greece joined the Eurozone and the present problems began (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Earlier postings on this theme:

1, A Facebook photograph of real Greek yoghurt – not Greek-style yoghurt – and Greek honey.

2, Picking a Greek football team to support as a gesture of solidarity.

3, Reading or re-reading the classics and re-discovering the foundations of European civilisation and culture.

4, On Sunday, I asked people to Pray for Greece, Pray for Europe.

5, Yesterday, I suggested eating out in a Greek restaurant as a way of showing support for your local Greek community and listed Greek restaurants in places I know, including the greater Dublin area, towns near Lichfield, Cambridge and London.

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