#046 - Atelier Bingo
#046 - Atelier Bingo
Destination: Folegandros, Greece
Date: 21 - 26 June, 2018
About the print:
Dimensions: ± 50 x 70 cm
Colours: 3 colour silkscreen print
Edition: 50 prints, signed and numbered by the artist
(frame not included)
A little word by Atelier Bingo
“Our quest for this trip was to lose the impression of time and to get lost on this small Greek island called Folegandros. On our first day, we walked to a small creek called Agios Nikolaos. The water is a picture-perfect transparent and the beach carries a sense of serenity while people are reading in the shade of tamarisks. We fell completely in love with this paradise. The island looks like a parenthesis out of time, a raw wild beauty!
We discovered all of the island, from south to north and east to west. We hiked the mountains on the island, took public transport and rented a scooter to get around. From the arid landscapes with donkeys, goats and a lost olive tree, to the city of Chora where the entire island congregates in the evening to visit the restaurant and enjoy the Greek specialties. For our print, we made a kind of summary of the island. Blending the architecture, textures, shapes, and colours we encountered. Making it a collage of all our memories during our trip.“
Thursday, June 21, 2018
DAY 1 - PARIS > ATHENS
3h30 flight without turbulence
1h of bus and we are in Piraeus Port (next Athens)
Small walk to find the place of the pier for tomorrow morning and go to eat in typical tavern a greek salad ! Weather is perfect, people so nice and they can drive scooter without helmet, freedom country …
Friday, June 22, 2018
DAY 2 - ATHENS > FOLEGANDROS
Woke up this morning at 5am to take the ferry : Seajets (very speed)
4h30 for the ride with animal documentary Tv Show during all this :)
11:30 am Yes, we are in Folegandros, the island look amazing ! We stay in a very wondurfull place in Chora, the owner give us some tips for our trip here ! Direction bus station ….
DAY 2 - FOLEGANDROS
Go to the beach in Agali by bus ! It’s very hot and the land look so arid. After to be in Agali we need to walk 30 minutes to go in a small creek call Agios Nikolaos, to late we are already burned by the sun :) The water is transparent, it’s very silencious beach, people are reading in the shade of tamarisks… We jump in the water directly, it’s very salt and they have some small fish on the rock ! First day and we fell completely in paradise.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
DAY 3 - FOLEGANDROS
Today we decided to take our time this morning, little walk in Chora. The village is very white, we try to find some color on this !! We took the bus for Karavostassi (the port) and go to Vardia, very peacefull (again) beach ! We did some diving on this crazy limpid sea !
Sunday, June 24, 2018
DAY 4 - FOLEGANDROS
Big day of hiking today. We decided to discover the north of the island, direction Ano Meria (or Pano Meria) by bus and by the only road of this island ! It is completely different of Chora, no village square but more rural atmosphere, some donkeys, goats, and olive tree … and No tourist (maybe too early …) We decided to go down to the sea, direction Ligeria and Ag. Georgios, there’s a lot of wind and it’s impressive to see how the land is arid here !
Monday, June 25, 2018
DAY 5 - FOLEGANDROS
Today we choose to rent a scooter to be more freedom and discover the island differently. We did all the island from south to north, discover new beaches, churchs, houses, plants, some details, shapes or textures to collect before to leaving tomorrow !