All posts tagged: Art & Culture in Greece

A movie night with another legend – Harold Lloyd

The last open-air movie screening of The ONO bar in August brings you the 3rd big legend of the silent movie era after Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. On the 30th of August ONO represents Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) actor, comedian, producer with two of his best black&white silent movies.   They were the 3 big legends of the 1920s America: Chaplin – Keaton – Lloyd. But Lloyd made more films than the other two movie icons together, around 200 motion picture creations. His movies were one of the most successful ones and he was one of the richest and most influential director and actor in Hollywood – actually the highest paid star of the 1920s. He was really the first comedian who put himself into physical danger as a source of laughter with his stunts without any safety equipment. This movie era created the wide aspect of visual humour as a result of the lack of verbal assets on screens. So developing a remarkable character on screen was also an important key of the success. …

A night with Buster Keaton

We continue the open air movie screenings with the most famous black&white movies of the 1920s silent film era in the ONO bar, Rhodes town. After last week’s Charlie Chaplin night, today on the 23rd of August we worship Joseph Francis Keaton (1895-1966) who became famous as ‘Buster Keaton’. Cos Houdini gave him the name ‘Buster’.   He was one of the most famous characters of the silent movie era and considered as the best physical comedian ever. He was an actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter and stunt performer who was born as a child of illusionist parents. So at the age of 5 he was already on the stage performing as an acrobat. After the stage in his twenties he stepped into the world of silent cinema. There he developed his own unique character on the screen that became the trademark of his movies and performances. ‘The Great Stone Face’ – this is how they called him because of his look. He developed the legendary character of the naiv, innocent dreamer who is always …

ONO – a bar with a vision and style

Let me introduce the ONO bar and Moran Strassler, the man behind it. Behind the idea, the design, the implementation, the investment, the management and actually behind the bar counter too. A young open minded designer from Israel with the passion for hospitality invested everything in his idea: to create a stylish coffee-bar to interconnect people, ideas, inspirations on the sunniest Greek island, Rhodes. Despite of his talent and the really unique concept he has to face with lots of challenges on the way – like everyone who is brave enough to create out of the box and go against the mainstream.   The bar is very young, still in its growing phase as it opened in November 2016 in the heart of Rhodes town. I am sure that it will gravitate its crowd within a short time, because it has a strong core and an instinctive concept. It’s character represents authenticity in all of its qualities which makes it really one of a kind. Starting from the unique interior built and designed personally by Moran. …

ONO bár – a dizájn, a vendéglátás és egy személyes történet találkozása

Szeretném bemutatni Nektek az ONO bárt, és Moran Strasslert, aki az ötlet, a dizájn, a megvalósítás, a beruházás, a menedzsment, és a bárpult mögött is áll egy személyben. Egy fiatal, nyitott gondolkodású izraeli tervező, akinek a szenvedélye a vendéglátás, mindent egy lapra tett fel, hogy megvalósítsa ötletét, és megnyissa saját bárját Görögország legnaposabb szigetén, Rodoszon. Nem csak egy vendéglátó egységet szeretett volna létrehozni, hanem teret adni emberek, ötletek, inspirációk összetalálkozásának. Tehetsége és a nagyon egyedi ötlet és koncepció ellenére számos kihívással kellett és kell a mai napig szembe néznie az úton – csakúgy mint bárki másnak, aki elég bátor ahhoz, hogy ösztönösen, belülről vezetett módon cselekedjen és önmagához hűen alkosson valamit, ami nagyon eltér az épp aktuális áramlatoktól, divattól.   Még nagyon fiatal, növekvő fázisában tart a vállalkozás, hiszen 2016 novemberében nyitotta meg kapuit Rodosz város szívében. De biztos vagyok benne, hogy rövid időn belül maga köré vonzza kreatív, nyitott, gondolkodó közönségét, hiszen egy erős középponttal, ösztönös koncepció mentén jött létre. Karakterisztikájának minden minőségében autentikus, hű önmagához, amely igazán különlegessé teszi. (Igaz ez ránk, emberekre …

Ria Jewelry – a hidden gem in Faliraki, Rhodes

If you go to Faliraki on Rhodes island during summer season you will be kind of lost amongst the numerous tourist shops. But Ria’s jewelry shop – just like Ria herself – is so unique, vivid, extraodinary and sexy. I found her shop two seasons ago, and when I stepped in I felt myself like in a small paradise of colors and different kind of feminine energy. Because us women have so many shades and colors and feelings, attributes to express. So you will definetelly will find a piece of jewelry or accessory in this shop to express yourself as a woman – who you are. And you can find Ria’s own handmade items as well amongst the other designer pieces from different parts of Europe wherever she travels during the year. When I met with Ria end of last season she gave me a little insight about her shop and herself, so here is the result with some photos to introduce you this hidden gem. 🙂 When did you open the shop? How did the …

Generations – father and son

Father and son are working together in their garden on a hot Sunday afternoon (27th August 2017) in the beautiful Old Town of Rhodes. Two generations are on one photo. Ilias and Vasilis are carving a sign board for Vasilis’ guesthouse. Ilias the handyman – who is laughing so loud – built their house with his own hands and also the garden which was a busy restaurant years ago – before the crisis. They let me to take some photos of them and also invited me for a lovely conversation into the shady garden. Father and son are working together in harmony, in a silent meditation, but also there are a lot of differences between them. The straight back of Ilias and his elegant clothes even during manual work and in a hot weather takes us back into the past. Vasilis has a different workstyle, and of course lifestyle, because he has grown up in a different era.  The differences between our generations shouldn’t prevent loving and accepting each other or learning from each other… …