Royal Gems of India

Everything that was fine and exquisite about Indian jewellery laid out before my eyes. It was an entire symphony of luminous diamonds, sapphires of the deepest blue, rubies the colour of pigeon’ s blood, pink pearls and sea-green emeralds, most of which were set in gold…

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Barbara Athanassiadis
Hieroglyphics, Egypt

Once, on one of my trips to Egypt, I caught myself observing one of the huge columns of Karnak in Luxor with great interest. There was not an unoccupied space in the whole surface. Immediately my thoughts…

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Barbara Athanassiadis
Even Paintings Travel

Yes, even paintings travel and the path of their journey is interesting, especially if they arrive where they are now without any damage. Some have survived wars, disasters, lootings, jealousies and…

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Barbara Athanassiadis