How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by jarkko » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:08 pm

We are waiting for a cost estimate, and after that we'll decide which method to choose for the campaign.
Kickstarter is a realistic alternative if the costs happened to be higher than we could collect through the Forum.
I think we'll know more in two weeks or so.
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Gregor » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:38 am

when the price is found I shall contribute

great stuff guys
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Kiwi56 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:35 pm

The place for the bench looks amazing and the view is fantastic ! I hope we can do it !!!!
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Sophia » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:02 pm

The location is wonderful, I can't think of a better place for our bench :-) We met Lakis Christidis and we'll soon have all details about the cost. Let's hope everything goes well with permission from Archaeological Office and municipality.
Here's another photo of the view :-)
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Cheshire gal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:48 am

Thank you Sophia for posting this beautiful picture. (click to enlarge). It looks like the perfect spot to rest and enjoy the view. Wonderful. :D
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Post by anneporter » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:01 pm

Beautiful, Sophia! Thank you
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by lindyasimus » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:24 am

You might find this of interest.

A friend sadly lost her daughter recently and decided to dedicate a bench in her memory and used crowd funding for the money to do it. They received much more than their goal and were able to donate the rest to the children's hospital. Here's a link with the story. Could be a good way to do more than just the seat in Leonard's name. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-pa ... for-maddie
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Wybe » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:44 pm

Hello all,

Willy and I have been on Hydra for 2 weeks, and we made a short video of the location for the bench. I think it gives a good impression of the location and the view from the bench.
You hear also a interview with Willy and Lakis.

http://www.icantforget.nl/Bench.html

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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by lizzytysh » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm

Leave it to you and Willy to come through for us like this, Wijbe !
The video is GORGEOUS and the short interview so great to have on record with it.
I notice that there are steps on the left already in place. Has anyone said what they related to historically? 'We' aren't the only ones to have found this location suitable!

Thanks so much 8)
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by joyezekiel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:34 pm

It looks perfect! Thank you Wybe and Willy.
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Judy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:39 pm

Thank you both so much. It's a beautiful spot and a beautiful video!
See you both soon,
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by Dem » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:01 pm

The steps just lead from the path to Kamini
up to some houses in the area.

The architect, Jiorgos, told us he might
fresh-up a bit the steps as a part of
the "bench project".

Here on work:
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by mutti » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:15 pm

How beautiful…thanks Wybe & Willy for the video too!
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:57 am

Oh, THAT'S good news... and they can use it, too. Thanks, Dem! LOVE the photo of Jiorgos working.
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Post by lennycohenfan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:45 pm

I, too, would be honored to contribute. It is a great location which I walked by several times three years ago. Thanks for uploading the video Wybe!

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