new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


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i was tempted to lazily entitle this, vertigo but, you see, there's this:

'i've heard an idea proposed, i've no idea how seriously, to account for the sensation of vertigo. it's an idea that i instinctively like and it goes like this. the dizzy sensation we experience when standing in high places is not simply a fear of falling. it's often the case that the only thing likely to make us fall is the actual dizziness itself, so it is, at best, an extremely irrational, even self-fulfilling fear. however, in the distant past of our evolutionary journey toward our current state, we lived in trees. we leapt from tree to tree. there are even those who speculate that we may have something birdlike in our ancestral line. in which case, there may be some part of our mind that, when confronted with a void, expects to be able to leap out into it and even urges us to do so. so what you end up with is a conflict between a primitive, atavistic part of your mind which is saying "jump!" and the more modern, rational part of your mind which is saying, "for christ's sake, don't!" in fact, vertigo is explained by some not as the fear of falling, but as the temptation to jump!'
- douglas adams

errands led me to the center of athens which has its fair share of older buildings. this is not the greatest of specimens, but i couldn't let it pass me by. geotagged on flickr.

©2010 helen sotiriadis

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