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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 pm

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Here is a panorama view from the bench to the sea
(shot today by Eija and me)
Full size photo here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/benchview.jpg
The bench is still under construction but should be ready by Saturday
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Re: Bench updates

Postby rike » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:56 am

Thank you for your perseverance. Beautiful site and sights.
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Bench updates

Postby Caren » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

We have just passed the bench again and are happy to report that even more progress has been made since the pictures above were taken.

There is now a floor and the sides have been worked on too.

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Re: Bench updates

Postby jongrep » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:57 pm

Happy to see that there is progress!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby mutti » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks for all the updates Jarkko! So happy the bench is happening. Looks like it will be really beautiful.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:57 pm

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Wednesday:
The bench is ready! Also the plaque has been mounted but it is still covered - until Saturday, the official inauguration at 7 pm
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Hartmut » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:23 pm

Yay!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby HugoD » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:26 pm

Very nice, can't wait to see it live in the next few days :D
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Re: Bench updates

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:38 pm

Fantastic news!
Thank you for the pictures Jarkko.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Goldin » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:48 pm

Hurrah! Congratulations, can't wait to see happy faces of those who came so far for beauty!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Goldin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:04 am

Thanks for the photos (the one at the top of this page is stunning)!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby jongrep » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:02 am

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the bench, perhaps this autumn!

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Re: Bench updates

Postby dar » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:28 am

I hope to sit on that bench someday. Thanks for all you continue to do Jarkko.

Have a great gathering in Hydra!

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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 am

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Official inauguration of the bench on Saturday:
Mr. George Koukoudakis, Mayor of Hydra (on the right), Mr. Lakis Christidis and Jarkko cut the band at the end of the ceremony

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photo 1 by Wijbe, photo 2 by Pedro

More photos here: http://fonitisydras.com/info/civil/item ... nard-cohen

A selection to be posted on a Hydra 2017 Gallery
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Re: Bench updates

Postby joyezekiel » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:03 am

It was a lovely ceremony - simple and appropriate. Thanks to everyone involved in the project. And a big thank you to Claudia for composing and performing such a touching song for the occasion. Well done everyone!

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