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.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

apostolos mavrothalassitis

apostolos mavrothalassitis
view on black

yesterday i was extremely fortunate to be taken for a ride ( :D ) -- a 45-minute one, by my friend, apostolos on his texan airplane.

apostolos has an incredible story. from his book's website:


Hello, my name is Apostolos and I was born again on the sixth of February 2009 in a hospital in Mexico. These are the somewhat intense memories from the first one and a half months of my new life.

The author had a mid-air collision with a fellow competitor at 10,000 feet while participating in the 2009 World Paragliding Championships in Mexico, as a member of the Greek National Team. Two thirds of The Friend From Mexico describes the author's near-death experience while in induced coma, and the rest of the book describes the important events while in an intensive care unit and his repatriation to Greece.

224 pages.


read more: the friend from mexico

©2013 helen sotiriadis