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Siesta

I have been told that it is considered bad manners making sounds in the afternoon, so as to not inconvenience those napping. Well actually anywhere over the world, it should be considered rude. But in Greece, it is all the more so.

Out of Singapore now, but will be back soon. Apologies for lack of comments/replies. 

Siesta

I have been told that it is considered bad manners making sounds in the afternoon, so as to not inconvenience those napping. Well actually anywhere over the world, it should be considered rude. But in Greece, it is all the more so.

Out of Singapore now, but will be back soon. Apologies for lack of comments/replies. 

comments (21)

There is nothing better than an afternoon nap smile That is a very nice shot
Ayush Basu: I envy those who can nap for precisely 15 minutes and then wake up and go back to work, Michael!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Dec 2016, 03:02
Really like the old three-wheel moto, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Me too, Ray. It has a 1970s-80s feel to it and my father had a two wheeled scooter that look something like this.
Même le scooter a un joli bleu. J'aime beaucoup ces murs tous blancs.
Ayush Basu: My father had a blue and white scooter too and had somewhat angular lines and surfaces, not unlike this one, Martine. Thank you for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2016, 06:29
Siesta is a very important part of life in many countries
Ayush Basu: I fear if I try to take a nap, I will end up waking four hours later, Chris!
I must say I like siesta in Mexico. It is too hot to do anything but try to stay cool and use less energy.
Ayush Basu: I envy those who can nap for precisely 15 minutes and then wake up and go back to work, Mary. I fear if I try to take a nap, I will end up waking four hours later!
Shhh...
Ayush Basu: grin
that's so cute, and very old country, bad manners indeed... great shot!!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Elaine.
In other places, tea time is sacred.
Ayush Basu: It is for my parents too, Michael!
The splash of color is "noise" enough, Ayush. Hope you are having some fun...not all work?
Ayush Basu: I like your take on the colour, Ginnie. A refreshing point.
The project for which I was in the Netherlands last year, is now in its final stages and expected to hit the market in the coming year, so it is less time behind the desk and more time on my feet/hands/knees, getting touchy-feely with the machine. So it is a different kind of fun indeed Ginnie smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Dec 2016, 08:22
Well, they live so close to each other, you will probably have to solve family issues in a low voice.
Ayush Basu: Or have neighbours chip in with their inputs too, Louis.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Dec 2016, 22:52
It looks very peaceful smile
Ayush Basu: It really was, CP. And I appreciated the stillness and silence of it all.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2016, 12:16
When I was child, Sundays were generally considered to be no noise days but now we live in a 24 hr culture, it seems to even noisier than the other days of the week. I certainly don't like anything disturbing my slumber.
Ayush Basu: I have to agree with you on that, Alan. It is on precious occasions that I can find silence and peace.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2016, 12:17
..no tearing up the alleyway in that scooter, either!
Ayush Basu: Well if someone were to open the shutters from within, that would be bad news for the rider, Alan!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2016, 13:25
I think it is great to be considerate, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Agreed. And I wish it were not so rare, Lisl.
great shot of the narrow walkway Ayush... i don't think that the scooter gets through there very well judging by the scraped back fender....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Especially if shutters are opened suddenly from within, Peter!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2016, 15:34
Lovely picture Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you warmly, Anne.
Siesta is not something we have in the UK
Ayush Basu: I envy those who can nap for precisely 15 minutes and then wake up and go back to work, Bill. I fear if I try to take a nap, I will end up waking four hours later!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2016, 18:33
Siesta still rules in parts of Europe!
Ayush Basu: I envy those who can nap for precisely 15 minutes and then wake up and go back to work, Mike. I fear if I try to take a nap, I will end up waking four hours later!
Yes, also popular in Spain and Italy...
Ayush Basu: Precisely!
Looks like a delightful place to take a nap, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: If one could wake up in fifteen minutes, is enjoying a weekend or has no job, Tom.
A very pleasant and evocative scene.
Ayush Basu: Pleased you think so, Daryl. Thank you

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