TWO wokeup in Drakei . sunset coffee . my unique apartment with drivebystorentertainment . omeleta with feta . Taverna Omonia
going east : mountain walk . great view on Megalo Seitani . wrongpanicwaydown panic rollingstonespanic back up & over the top . Drakei : ice coke . melting feet
THREE another calm night in Drakei : wokeupcoffee painting yaourti metrio . art space Pythagorion exhibition : anatomy of political melancholy . Kumaradei : greekwurst . Ormos : swimming . Limnionas : white stoney beach . Drakei : painting chicken tired . dream : s.n. like a puppet made of dry leather facing death
FOUR what nobody expected : it’s a friday . and it will stay a friday for about eighteen more hours . starts with heavy mosquito attack of one lone sucker . and coffee . another calm night . painting beaches . Potami : walking the waterfalls up to behind the little monastry near Tsourlei . underwater pictures . Hippy’s lunch . swimming . Karlovasi . xxx ice cream melting . missed ferry boat leaving to somewhere . Agia Kyriaki : walkaround in a hidden village . strange meeting beneath the cemetary . who was christophorus hardenbicker ? painted waterfalls . souvlaki κώμα
The grave of Christophorus Hardenbicker
FIVE woke up at 4:30 am . wasted thoughts . painted waterfalls . coffeecoffee painted waterfalls with less water . painted coffeefalls . should i start with painted pictures ? pain pictures ? pain peinture . two hour walk to the cliffs . night
SIX 28.1 gb free space 27.34 26.36 26.43 26.22 . the more you try, the more you get – but be patient . what kind of apple was that, eve ? today’s program : beach what beach mountain what tavern ? The winner was Megalo Seitani including the chapel above i didn’t know yet . fast walk down real slomo up the pain hill back to Drakei . i am a wreck . 32.43 gb free space now . met a nederlands british couple at taverna omonoia who knew christophorus hardenbicker from Agia Kyriaki : people you get in contact with at the cemetary are not necessarily dead if they were really alive in their lifetime . he was a strong guy told me the british guy . he was early up every morning and went out for painting the light .
SEVEN windy morning . future o.s.t. live music from food on wheels aka drivebystoremusic . founded the west samosian island . but i will not be king . shaved and shaped after a week made me look decades younger . a possibility of success that kinda sucks
went back again to Agia Kyriaki for making some photos . a woman replied my jassas with kind of a familiar accent . i asked her if she speaks german . i asked for the house where the artist lived until his death in april 2016 . she was his wife . i saw some great pictures and an atelier that looked as if christophorus hardenbicker had left the building two days ago . that was a special kind of meeting with an artist who came into my life by reading names on a graveyard . with part of his work and a woman who remained in the life he left. what a story . atelier shot and painting above from hardenbicker.com
Lunch at John’s Sea Park in Limnionas . a short but impressive walk up to the mountains above limnionas bay . an even shorter walk through sleeping Kalithea
and finally the coolest trash metal cats of the island
If you drive up the hills, from Meseo Karlovasi through Lekka, ca. 2 km later you turn right for Kosmadei. The next ca. 6 km offer a great trip up in the mountains, through old green woods and along some newer chapels. Kosmadei is a village, that impresses with great views & walks, 600 meters above the sea. From here you can reach the Kakoperato Canyon Cave in ca. 90 minutes. A great trip through nature, all around the Samosian mountains. Definitely no Barefoot- or Flip-Flop-Area!
I had my camera fixed on my forehead, and the result was a lot of hectic moves. But that was part of the game.
A video by paleblueice.com, LJE.CGN 2016
If you land in Kosmadei someday, don’t miss to visit the unique tavern at the parking spot. Because this old lady’s living room bar restaurant taverna is a real institution in this village – to me.
A real chillin‘ location, right on the beach: Hippy’s in the Potami area, close to Karlovasi, on greek island Samos offers great food at Hippy’s restaurant, or you can spend your time right around the corner at the bar or on the beach beds of the club area. Friendly people, funny cats, shady places at noon – I love it!
The shady waterfall area begins 5 minutes walk from here, if you prefer getting grilled you can also start a 90 minutes trip to famous Megalo Seitani beach around noon, and from there in another hard’n’heavy 90 minutes 550 meters up the hill to Drakei: Far out, in the west of this beautiful island, and after a breathtaking trip along the rough coastline of Samos, you will find a greek village with own character and very friendly people. Enjoy the best food in Drakei at the authentic greek Omonia Tavern of Eleftheria and John Agelinas, right in front of the church. Think about daylight, if you start your way back.
The famous Potami Waterfalls, located close to Karlovasi on greek island Samos, are at first sight kind of dissapointing for many visitors – because they just take one look and do not see any real Niagara type of waterfall. But that’s all right, folks! So for the real show and further special entertainment you have to walk through the cold water and ruin your shoes … or your feet ;-)
The video shows my dry and wet walk and climbing all the way up from the Potami beach area to the bridge close to Tsourley. From there I took the way back along the eastern hill side of the creek, had a break in the taverna Archodissa, climbed down the funny stairways to heaven, hell and the creek, and walked back to my starting point, at the old church. All in all a ca. 3 hours trip.
KARLOVASIPOTAMISAMOS – a colorful FILM NOIR exercise
Visual impressions and some programmed beats on KARLOVASI, SAMOS Island, especially POTAMI – a place, where I prefer to wake up. Why FILM NOIR? Excusez moi, Nino Frank, but this one was inspired by the so named iMovie-Filter … HOW UNCOOL!
SOUND & VISIONS by PALEBLUEICE.COM
Samos Island is a part of Greece, very close to Turkey. Karlovasi is the biggest city after Vathi, no beauty but authentic. From here you can explore some awesome locations like the lonesome beaches Megalo Seitani and Mikro Seitani, the Potami waterfalls and the Hippy’s beach club at Potami. Long walks to Drakei’s Taverna Omonia or Kosmadei and from there to Katoperato canyon are real experiences.