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Pan Kartsonakis on August 28, 2010

The god forsakes Antony When suddenly, at the midnight hour, an invisible troupe is heard passing with exquisite music, with shouts -- your fortune that fails you now, your works that have failed, the plans of your life that have all turned out to be illusions, do not mourn in vain. As if long prepared, as if courageous, bid her farewell, the Alexandria that is leaving. Above all do not be fooled, do not tell yourself it was a dream, that your ears deceived you; do not stoop to such vain hopes. As if long prepared, as if courageous, as it becomes you who have been worthy of such a city, approach the window with firm step, and with emotion, but not with the entreaties and complaints of the coward, as a last enjoyment listen to the sounds, the exquisite instruments of the mystical troupe, and bid her farewell, the Alexandria you are losing.

Konstantinos P. Kavafis (1911)

Απολείπειν ο θεός Αντώνιον Σαν έξαφνα, ώρα μεσάνυχτ', ακουσθεί αόρατος θίασος να περνά με μουσικές εξαίσιες, με φωνές -- την τύχη σου που ενδίδει πια, τα έργα σου που απέτυχαν, τα σχέδια της ζωής σου που βγήκαν όλα πλάνες, μη ανοφέλετα θρηνήσεις. Σαν έτοιμος από καιρό, σα θαρραλέος, αποχαιρέτα την, την Αλεξάνδρεια που φεύγει. Προ πάντων να μη γελασθείς, μην πείς πως ήταν ένα όνειρο, πως απατήθηκεν η ακοή σου• μάταιες ελπίδες τέτοιες μην καταδεχθείς. Σαν έτοιμος από καιρό, σα θαρραλέος, σαν που ταιριάζει σε που αξιώθηκες μια τέτοια πόλι, πλησίασε σταθερά προς το παράθυρο, κι άκουσε με συγκίνησιν, αλλ' όχι με των δειλών τα παρακάλια και παράπονα, ως τελευταία απόλαυσι τους ήχους, τα εξαίσια όργανα του μυστικού θιάσου, κι αποχαιρέτα την, την Αλεξάνδρεια που χάνεις.

Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης (1911)

S@sy on February 25, 2011

Very nice statue, great shots, good setup! .. L.. Greetings, Alex

Alireza Javaheri on August 7, 2011

Nice shot & Great composition - * LIKE * Greetings - A-J

Buts Yuri on August 7, 2011

Interesting photo! LIKE! Many greetings, Buts_YV

Sergio Bagna on August 10, 2011

Effective and well framed! The horse seems to snort ...

Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

EdwardTurJ on October 30, 2011

Pretty picture!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

Wojciech Noworyta on January 19, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Nenad Obradovic on September 17, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

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  • Uploaded on January 13, 2009
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    by Pan Kartsonakis
    • Taken on 2009/01/02 13:43:46
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 44.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash