Londoners bask in heat

Nothing more refreshing than walking through the  fountains.Somerset House: major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London,

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain  in Hyde Park : The most inspirational fountain! It was designed by Kathryn Gustafson

Hyde Park Serpentine Lido. It’s hidden spot-a swimming pool within the Serpentine lake-  in Hyde park . And yes I swam there! Lucky me!  So far I’ve survived, no side effects after 24 hours…

Cricket in the local square. The neighbours show their talent

others in the cricket  which I fully enjoyed but I’ve no idea who won.

A bit of chatting with the people of all ages

Others into music. Malcom and  the other two neighbours kindly offered their talent to entertain  us.

If I remember well, Lord Byron said that the English summer starts 31st July and ends 1st August.We shall see, so far it has started a bit earlier and lasts a bit longer.

Even the traffic warden stopped by to watch the only goal the English team scored against the German team 😦

Greece in the movies © (Revisited)*

‘Hey, big spenders!  If you want to have first class holidays and a bit of Hollywood touch, the answer is Greece!. This was the slogan which came to mind as I was searching about the movies filmed in various parts  of Greece. Enjoy! 🙂

Agios Ioannis Scopelos

Mama Mia

The film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgård.

Skopelos near Skiathos in the Sporades.

My life in Ruins  (2009)

Cast : Nia Vardalos

Athens, Acropolis


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Filmed on Kefalonia.
Directed by: John Madden.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz and John Hurt.

Mediterraneo (1991)
Filmed on Kastelorizo.
The film won an Oscar in 1992 for best foreign film.
Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores.
Cast: Diego Abatantuono and Claudio Bigagli.

The Kings of Mykonos(2010)

Filmed on Mykonos

Directed by: Peter Andrikidis

Cast :Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimos

Shirley Valentin (1989)

Filmed on Mykonos.
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert.
Cast: Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

The Big Blue (1988)
Partly shot on Amorgos.
Directed by: Luc Besson.
Cast: Jean Reno, Jean-Marc Barr and Rosanna Arquette.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider:The cradle of life (2003)

Oia Santorini

Directed by Jan De Pont

Written by Dean Georgaris

Cast : Angelina Jolie

Summer Lovers (1982)
Filmed on Santorini.
Directed by: Randal Kleiser.
Cast: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah and Carole Cook.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Filmed on Corfu (and Meteora on the Greek mainland).
Directed by: John Glen.
Cast: Roger Moore och Carole Bouquet.

Zorba – the Greek (1964)
Filmed on Crete (and Athens).
The film won three Oscars in 1965, including best picture.
Directed by: Mihalis Kakogiannis.
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates and Irene Papas.


* Because there is a lot of traffic in this post lately(particularly from America), I decided to repost it.

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