submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 18.05.2015
The man on the left is Nick Venardos. His mother Kyrani and my paternal grandfather, Peter were brother and sister.
The man on the right is Peter Souris, Nick's brother-in-law. Peter's wife Katina is Kyrani's daughter.
Peter Souris was a Pentanouso Souris from the village of Petrouni, Karavas.
This photo was taken at Pitsoudia.
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 25.04.2015
Michael samios vice president of the kytherian association of Queensland [left] and peter coroneo president.. at the Anzac service St. George church ..Brisbane
peter coroneo the president of the kytherian association of Queensland laying a wreath at the Anzac service at St. George church Brisbane
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.03.2015
vice president of the Queensland kytherian association mr. Michael samios paying respect at the Greek independence day celebrations at St. George church Brisbane .... zito e ellada !!
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.02.2015
dioynis condolion from agia pelagia brings his fresh catch up to potamos to sell at the markets
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 31.01.2015
recently elected kytherian association of Queensland .. held their first meeting this week .... this committee will plan a large variety of social events for Brisbane and surrounding areas.. to benefit kytherians in Queensland and assist with any kytherian issues on the island ... the committee is
back row left to right .... harry poulos...secretary....yanni Petropoulos.....james comino...james poteri....john z black..treasurer......Michael samios...vice president...
bottom row left to right ..melina mallos ...peter coroneo ..president....Aspasia poteri.... Helena castrisos... to all kytherians in Queensland please support this committee .. for new memberships and information please email peter coroneo ........email@example.com .....
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.01.2015
this young man attends the goats at agia moni
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2015
one of the small butcher shops at potamo displaying some of the specials of the day
group of local potamo kids going around the different shops in potamo singing Christmas carol's on Christmas eve , you could hear them from the bakery to the bank , this is a long time Greek tradition and it was wonderful to see that on Christmas and new years eve
potamo locals stop for a chat after shopping at the potamo markets
manoli from mitita braves the cold December chilly Sunday markets but his locally produced mandarins were a treat ...
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.01.2015
well , im sure everyone that has been to the island has either stopped and bought something from the periptero or walked past this famous landmark of the island ... and now its up for sale , the past owner janni is selling the only periptero on the island to do other things, maybe sitting in that confined space finally got to him and its time to get out !!!!
after the playing delightful Christmas carols at the potamo platia , the band then went to the nursing home and played to the residents ... it was so emotional to see the faces of the people of the nursing home how mujch they enjoyed the music ...
on a fresh Sunday December morning the week of Christmas in the platia in potamos the kytherian philharmonic band minus the late stratis theodorakakis play Christmas tunes to the local shoppers , one could feel strato being there in spirit over looking his beloved band ...
on cold winters nights all the action is in all the kytherian cafenea , this nightly card game is in karinos cafeneo potamo , the only way to keep warm on cold December nights inside a warm cafeneo !!!
getting ready for the Christmas lunch these two trifyllanika residents prepare these large two turkeys .. wonder if there were any left overs !!!
submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 25.09.2014
By Margarita Pournara
Around two-and-a-half years ago the National Archaeological Museum inaugurated “The Shipwreck of Antikythera: The Ship – the Treasures – the Mechanism.” The exhibition on the wreck that went down in the second quarter of the 1st century BC – taking with it artworks, coins and other artifacts, along with the world’s oldest known analog computer, the “Antikythera mechanism” – was so successful that it prompted scientists and archaeologists to revisit the location where the shipwreck had been discovered, just off the coast of Antikythera in the southern Aegean.
An event was recently organized to mark the closing of the exhibition in Athens, before it travels to Switzerland, where it will go on display in 2015. The speakers at the event included the president of the National Archaeological Museum, Dr George Kakavas, Theodosios Tassios, professor emeritus of engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Basel Museum of Ancient Art director Dr Andrea Bignasca, and Dr Brendan Foley, chief researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. During the event, a large-scale expedition to the shipwreck was announced, which will run for a month from September 15, bringing together Greek and international experts. With the aid of new technology, the archaeologists and scientists will dive down to the shipwreck, where they are expected to make great new discoveries.
Two studies of the wreck have already been made – by the sponge divers from the island of Symi who discovered the site with the support of the Royal Navy in 1900-01, and French marine archaeologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976 – but the latest dives are expected to get much closer to the wreck. Moreover, research conducted in 2012 and 2013 between Crete and Antikythera with the help of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Greece’s Underwater Antiquities Department under its director Angeliki Simosi suggested the possible presence of a second shipwreck in the area. It was this confluence of facts that prompted the new mission this fall. The exhibition currently numbers 378 pieces. Perhaps in a few years it will have even more.
The deepest that the sponge divers who first inspected the wreck were able to go down to was 75 meters, and only for very short periods. But the underwater terrain has changed over the past 2,000 years due to earthquakes. The problem has been addressed with the creation of the Exosuit, currently being tested by scientists conducting studies on marine organisms that live at great depths as part of a broader study on cancer treatment.
The mission is expected to cost between $2 and $3 million and is being bankrolled by Swiss watchmaker Hublot and other Greek, American and Swiss companies.
Speaking at the end of the Athens exhibition, Deputy Culture Minister Angela Gerekou hailed its success, saying that it had helped to boost visitor numbers at the National Archaeological Museum by 81 percent while reviving the interest of archaeologists and other scientists in the Antikythera mechanism.
US team chief
“I am so excited that I often find myself wide awake thinking of the Antikythera shipwreck. What can be hiding down there? And one more thing: If there have been so many wonderful finds in just the one wreck that we managed to locate, how much more is there to discover in all the hundreds of thousands of wrecks lying at the bottom of the Mediterranean? And just think how such discoveries could change the way we view the ancient world and especially the Greek civilization.”
Dr Brendan Foley is the head of the American section of an international underwater expedition planning to explore the seabed off Antikythera, an islet between Kythera and Crete and the site of one of the world’s most famous discoveries, the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient analog computer.
Handsome and with an impressive physique, Foley could have made it in Hollywood if it weren't for his obsessions with archaeology, scuba diving and technology. Endowed with a profound knowledge in all three areas, the American scientist of the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was in Greece recently on one of numerous visits for the closing of the exhibition on the Antikythera mechanism at the National Archaeological Museum. He spoke to Kathimerini about the upcoming exploration of the shipwreck.
Foley is part of a large team encompassing different ethnicities and disciplines which has spent the last two years preparing for the challenges ahead. The biggest of these, he says, is whether they will be able to get below the wreck and dig underneath, adding to previous searches of the surface of the shipwreck conducted by the sponge divers who discovered it in 1900 and Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976.
“The ship was used for commercial purposes and we can speculate that there are more items to be found from its valuable cargo, which will most likely be very well preserved,” said Foley. “We are also certain of the existence of a second wreck near the one where sculpture, amphorae and the mechanism were discovered. It is 250 meters away and was carrying similar ceramic objects. We discovered it about two years ago. It was obviously following the same route and may have been traveling with the ship carrying the mechanism.”
Foley is also unable to contain his excitement about working with the Exosuit, a cutting-edge piece of diving equipment that allows the user to go as deep as 300 meters and remain there for up to four hours. It will be tested in real conditions within the next few weeks off the coast of Rhode Island, before traveling to Antikythera to be donned by Foley and his colleagues. It is worth noting that early 20th century sponge divers normally worked down to depths of 30 meters although they could get down to a maximum of 75 meters, remaining there for just a few minutes. The cargo is scattered at distances of up to 150 meters from the ship.
“I have been working with the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities since 2001, when I was still doing my doctoral thesis at MIT,” said Foley. “I participated in the research regarding the ship at a time when new achievements in technology were becoming game changers. And I must say, with no small amount of pride, that Greece is where the newest technology is being tested first. Greece is the largest field of research into underwater archaeology and experts all over the world are anticipating the results.
“I love Greece and, along with Sweden, which is where I live as my wife is Swedish, I consider it my second home,” said the American scientist. “As a non-Greek I feel truly honored to be able to touch the most important shipwreck of antiquity. I am sick of reading such negative things about the country in the foreign media when it is clear that amazing things are being done, such as the expedition to the wreck.
“I believe that the mission will boost morale in Greece and at the same time have a very positive resonance abroad. I am so happy about this.”
submitted by Kytherian Photography Snapshots on 15.09.2014
The much loved Sydney Life Photography Exhibition & Prize has gone national in scale and subject
In June, Art & About Sydney invited Australian photographers to submit images representing Australian Life. Entries have now closed. The competition was open to professional and amateur photographers alike, with the judges looking for images from across the country that engage and intrigue the audience, showing Australia beyond the icons. Twenty two finalists have been chosen and large scale reproductions of their work are being exhibited in Hyde Park North (along the St James walkway) for Art & About Sydney 2014 from (19 September – 12 October).
The winner of Australian Life will be announced on 19 September 2014 as part of Friday Night Live in Martin Place and will win $10,000.
Pondering in the tent of wonder. "During a visit to Sculptures by the Sea (2013) in Sydney's eastern suburbs, I came across some early visitors at Tamarama Beach. The contrast between spiritual leaders steeped in tradition and modern day creative art screamed to be captured. 'The tent of Wonder' was created by Rod McRae and exhibited at Sculptures by the Sea 2013." Tamarama. Photo: Brent Winstone
I took this photo of my paternal grandfather's (Peter) sister in Potamos on August 13, 1986.
Dimitroula married her sister Anastasia's widower, Yianni Venardos in around 1936.
Anastasia had five children and died from childbirth complications. Dimitroula was told it would be good if she raised her sister's children. Dimitroula did not have any children of her own.
The children are Bill (dec'd), Steve, Andrew, Eugenia and Grigoroula.
All the boys emigrated to Australia. Bill married Helen Lourandos (dec'd) and had one son, John.
Thank you to Maria Stephenson (Zantiotis) for this information.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 17.05.2014
The lady third from the left is my mother's step-mother - Efrosini Anastasopoulos.
The lady to her right is the wife of the man sitting next to her. HIs name is Ilea.
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