One more exhibition for the 100 years of the Thessaloniki liberation is that at the Byzantine Museum.
It shows souvenirs of the city that are owned by private collectors who gave them to the museum to be shown to the public. A beautiful exhibition but unfortunately my photos weren't very good.
Well, that I did not know that a Zeppelin had been put down during the First World War in Thessaloniki!
That same evening another free and very interesting entertainment. We attended a theatrical performance inside the Yeni Cami (New Mosque) in our neighbourhood. The titleof the performance is misleading. It was the stories and accounts of explorers that visited the city at that time after the liberation.
The title in today's post is ambiguous and has a double meaning.
Yesterday morning(Saturday) we went to the city centre on foot as usual. We love walking in the city.
Our destination was the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art bazaar.
On the way we met with a demonstration and for a while changed our route and followed the demonstrators to learn some details why they were in the streets.
They were citizens of Chalkidiki peninsual (where my summer house is) who were fighting against the gold mines that are going to be built in the area destroying century old forests.
The destruction of the environment on the one hand, the development on the other.
In a country where nothing is produced any more the gold in its soil has become casus belli!
Should we allow such a big development take place and destroy the environment where we live and which won't be sustained for our descendants?Or should we stop it and leave poor people without jobs? Of course no one but the rich will get richer through this development.
You can read more about this here and here and here.
After the demonstration we went to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art bazaar.
I didn't buy anything although, because the prices were much higher to what I wanted to spend.
So instead we took advantage of the museum's free entrance day and looked around.
There were many different exhibitions but the one we loved most was the Greek Monsters by Beetroot.
It shows a new perspective of Ancient Greek Mythology monsters.
The poster of the exhibition....
After this very interesting exhibition we saw some more things in other galleries of the museum which will be posted on the next blog post.