Sunday, April 26, 2009
Piraeus (pronounced /paɪˈriːəs/; Modern Greek: Πειραιάς, Peiraiás, [piɾɛˈas], Ancient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a municipality within Athens urban area, located 10 km southwest of its center.
- Alexander Blokhin
- "With 30 years of modelling experience, Alexander Blokhin is recognized as one of the leading experts in this fascinating art. His models can be admired at many maritime museums. Lucky collectors won pieces of art who were built on commission. A painter and master carver who brings his unique gifts to his work, Blokhin produces works of art that excite. From a diorama of an Indian ocean Dhow to the "Titanic", from a Greek Trireme to Drake`s "Golden Hind". His vast and scholar knowledge of maritime history assures authenticity of the model down to the last tiniest detail. Whether he builds a shiny quot "just launched" or a weathered version of the boat or ship, it is love at first sight and a treasure to cherish and enjoy for many long years." --- Meir Ben-Zeev MHVC & MHC