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Soul Powered Works Co


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Sturmvogel, by Nana agrimi on Flickr
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Hello
Few weeks ago, I shared this photo, the “Sturmvogel”, on Flickr. I wanted to share it first of all as a gift to my island, and more particularly, if not more significantly, as a gift to a few special people, regardless if they will ever be able to see it.
I felt like I should share my Sturmvogel to show my gratitude.
My gratitude for all the moments, the actions, the initiatives, the performances, the interventions; for the dancing, the hiking, the photo-shooting, the exploring, the discovering; for the awkward moments, the embarrassments, the failures, the betrayals; for the endless debating, the jokes, the partying and the dancing; for the fight to make this small rock in the sea a better place to live.
Certainly, it’s not much. Certainly, most of it is erratic. But for me, just to know that these things happen, these people exist, makes my life on this island richer, happier and more liberating.
It makes the Sturmvogel put on her dream feathers and wings.
It makes the Sturmvogel run, take off and fly.
Making small changes, giving small examples, adding small touches of ingenuity, ephemeral flares of potential. Understanding the environment, communicating with the landscape. Studying history, culture and local lore. Being creative, sophisti-cated but un-technocratic. Enjoying the views, swimming naked, getting dehydrated, blazing lost trails across nowhere lands. Being small and big. Most of all, being un-materialistic, not funded, not subsided, not sponsored, non-profit.
Powered not by the odious “love for one’s home country” but by that primitive, shapeless yet powerful spirit, hidden in forests and rocks, known by poets and artists as genius loci.
Powered by soul power



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The Sturmvogel is grateful
For the first time in her life she feels she belongs somewhere.
Even harder than that, for the first time in her life she feels attached and committed.

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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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The image above is a preview of an album (set on slideshow) on Flickr containing nearly 800 Soul Powered works co photos!!!
Taken in the course of 11 years, between 2007 and 2018, SPWC in Ikaria is a big baby today!
Finding myself by chance as a witness of the first expression of this gutsy active spirit in 2007, and being the first to blog about it, I felt I should do it again, more loudly. Because this time we have the whole thing. And because this time I am not a tourist anymore. I am a permanent resident, and as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I fly; as a Sturmvogel in this spirit I nest.
Soul Powered Works forever!



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SLIDESHOW OF 'Soul powered works co', an album on Flickr. All you can see in this album is people! People who have helped in many ways and through various activities to make life in Ikaria more sustainable. It was created on request by our good old friend Nana to write an article about it in her blog. What an honour! Contents: Intelligent blazing and interconnecting trails to networks. Group hiking and climbing to exciting spots. View hunting and wild swimming. Building a dam (weir) on a fierce mountain torrent (for environmental and esthetic reasons). Digging to bring back a large natural pool to its original size before it was filled with rubble (because of overgrazing and the consequent land erosion). Rebuilding an old watermill and make it grind grain again. Leveling and cleaning forgotten trails through primeval oak forests. Dancing on the mountains to protest against wind turbines. Occupying and restoring an ancient mountain shelter. Supporting and guiding landscape photographers. Planting a long line of colored pylons on a vague old trail on the ridge. Helping set up work camps and outdoor theatricals and con-certs. Supporting and guiding trekkers, artists and performers. Building fences against goats. Planting roses in the desert.
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Sunday, October 21 2018
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Four Seasons in Ikaria


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After Eleni loaded a set of new photos on Flickr last.month, mutual friends said that I should show some stuff too. Well, here is the stuff, sixty-two, both old and.new, known and unknown, pictures from our life and times in Ikaria in the four seasons of the year. Most of them have always been on Flickr,.only that they were set ‘private’. If you open the pictures in the source, you will be able to read.the titles, some explanations and links back to this blog 😉

On the other hand, if you are in a hurry you can just watch the slideshow which will load very soon.after you click on the picture below. With more that 100 photos by now, it’s like a short film! I hope that you will enjoy at least that one. 🙂
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Slideshow of my new pictures in Flickr
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Autumn.

Green valley inside 2007Green valley panorama 1992ikarian stepsGoing swimming on the mountainNo to the giant wind turbine plant on mt AtherasFall of IcarusNight swimSecret beach 1Some people campHaunted watermillA friend in the desertThe Magic of IkariaFog in the valleyrocky trail runningSecret beach 2a bed 1a bed 2

Winter.

Unexpected encountersMy favorite pool in the snowFound it at lastMy SeliniΛαγουδότοπος μετά που χιόνισεSnow, Cliffs, WaterfallsLocal girlKampamy closed windowfood in the wild pickledChanneling the streamJust a pinefood in the wildsexy place

Spring.

Talking TreeHawthorn with white blossoms on the plateauomMaking a reservoirYoung birdwatchersAquariumStacking stonesHard to be alonepermacultureVase with wild flowers and herbsWe sleptCharakasSometimes we see people

Summer.

I wake up at 5 amFog on the mountainUpstream trekkingwild coast 2wild coast 1juniperThe pools of Upper Chalaresmy swimming mateBroken MikadoDon't be afraid of meResident evil :-)Girl in my gorgeTribute to Maria FilopoulouThea's place in NasThe bench in the gardenGroovy anarchy in NasCollecting herbsA runner found a poolMountain refuge and lovenestBlue jellyMisty forested hillsJosh across live beehivesJosh on Ammoudia plateauΓκρούβαλος στην αυλήBike storm in Proesperabutterfly & nail polishPussy storm ιn ProesperaRiding the jumping goatsAgro Expo 1Agro Expo 2Balancing rock with cairn on topOld house at the waterfallsTrio at the green poolTower & Thymemore wave playgroundTrahilas Ikaria

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