Friday, May 29, 2015

What #GRExit? The Designer of the 30 Year Commemorative EU Coin is GREEK!

And the winner is...Greece‬

The winning design comes from Georgios Stamatopoulos, Bank of Greece. 
His design has been chosen for the EU‬ 30 year commemorative
 2 euro coin to be issued in July. 
12 stars in human shape for the 30th anniversary of the EU Flag.

Bravo Georgo! 
 This is not a first. Born in Athens in 1963, Georgios is a sculptor with a difference. He has specialised in metallic sculpting and coin engraving. Not only do his designs grace the national side of Greece's regular euro coins, many of his submissions have been chosen for various commemorative issues. 

His design graced the 2 euro coin issued for the Special Olympics held in Greece despite the economic crisis in 2011, 

while his submission for the EU commemorative issue celebrating 10 years of Economic Monetary Union (EMU) was the one selected!
In 2013 he designed the special 2 euro issue commemorating 100 years of the union of Crete with Greece 

as well as the one commemorating 2400 years from the founding of Plato's Academy. 

  Ξεχάστε το GRExit!  
Tο σχέδιο του Γιώργου Σταματόπουλου της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδας είναι ο νικητής για το επετειακό κέρμα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. 
12 άστρα που σχηματίζουν ανθρώπινες μορφές για την επέτειο της σημαίας της ΕΕ που συμπληρώνει 30 χρόνια. 

Περίπου 75 εκατ. κέρματα με το νέο σχέδιο θα κοπούν από τις 19 χώρες της ζώνης του ευρώ και θα αρχίσουν να κυκλοφορούν το δεύτερο εξάμηνο του τρέχοντος έτους.

Γεννημένος στην Αθηνα ο γλύπτης Γιωργος Σταματόπουλος έχει πολλές διακρίσεις στον τομέα αυτό. 
Το 1999 φιλοτέχνησε την εθνική όψη των ευρωκερμάτων, το 2009 κερδίσε τον διαγωνισμό για την επετειακή έκδοση για τα 10 χρόνια της ΟΝΕ και το 2011 φιλοτέχνησε την αναμνηστική σειρά για τα Special Olympics που πραγματοποιήθηκαν με λαμπρότητα και ανθρωπιά στην Ελλάδα  της κρίσης!
Το 2013 σχεδίασε τα επετειακά κέρματα για τα 100 χρόνια από την ένωση της Κρήτης με την Ελλάδα καθώς και τα 2400 χρόνια από την ίδρυση της Ακαδημίας Πλάτωνος. 

Η τελευταία του διάκριση μας χαροποιεί ιδιαίτερα!
 Μπράβο Γιώργο! 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Welcome to our #BuyGREEK Goodies Store!

We love our  #BuyGREEK Goodies Store powered by Amazon

We have created a selection of Greek related books we think are worth reading, books that we love and thought you might like too...
There's something for everyone - cookery, history, fiction, biographies, travel and much more. 

We have also added some other categories, food, music and cosmetics which you might like to order.

Check them out and tell us what else you would like to see on there! 
Just click on the BuyGREEK Goodies Store link above this post or here and it will take you straight through to the shop!

Happy shopping! 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Photo of the Day: Celebrating Saints Konstantine and Eleni - Χρόνια Πολλά και Καλά!

 Χρόνια Πολλά Κωνσταντίνα, Κωνσταντίνε & Ελένη
Happy nameday Konstantina, Konstantine & Eleni
Να μας ζήσετε! 

21 May today and our Global Greek World celebrates one of the most popular Saints' days in Greece - Saint Konstantine, the Emperor of the Byzantium, who gave his name to Constantinople in May 330, and his mother Eleni...

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dear @googlemaps The ‪#‎ParthenonSculptures‬ are NOT just 'some ancient stone torsos' ... Noblesse oblige

 Celebrate #MuseumDay at the Acropolis Museum with #StreetView and
 'some ancient stone torsos'. — 
Google Maps (@googlemaps) 
May 18, 2015
Nothing like in-house cultural and historic lessons for those who write at GoogleMaps...
at least read before you write inanities,unless it was tongue-in-cheek humour!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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