The following passage, published shortly after the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, very briefly comments on one of the exhibits of the Greek pavilion linking it…read more
Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.
Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land of murderers and currants. The…read more
Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854)
The Greek Court is approached by a façade having three Grecian doorways of the Grecian Doric Order. The visitor is or may be arrested at the principal entrance by what…read more
Kalamata is one of the pleasantest towns of the Peloponnesos. Situated in the rich Messenian plain, among orange groves which recall the golden fruit of the Hesperides, and banana plantations…read more
Mr. Thomas H. Mawson, the landscape architect, who has just returned from Athens, after a further interview with the King and Queen of the Hellenes, the Prime Minister (M. Venizelos),…read more
On several occasions I have examined, from the deck of an ocean steamer, the rugged southern slope of the ” White Mountains,” which form the western rampart of the Island…read more