Friday, February 20, 2009

Photos from Greece

Greetings from a very snowy Bratislava! It has been snowing for about a week now. It felt like spring not too far back. When Mike and I arrived after our walk to work, we were literally covered in about a 1/2-inch layer of snow!
Here are a few photos from our week in Greece...

Filip, our videographer, and I filmed street interviews to find out how frequently the average Thessaloniki citizen listened to radio, when and where they listened to it, and do they trust it more than TV or radio. It was unanimous that everyone would rather listen to the radio than watch TV. The general distrust for TV, of course, made it extremely difficult to get people to talk with us, even on a campus full of college students. But Filip and I definitely bonded in our rejection!
Barbara, our boss, Mike, and Frank, our photographer, filming street life as the sun sets behind the sea. It was strange to look across the sea and see mountains. I kept calling it 'Mt. Zeus.' It's actually Mt. Olympus, where Zeus lives. I don't think I did well on mythology exams... Frank, a contact in Germany, is an excellent photographer and it was delightful spending time with him. He kept us on schedule and detail-oriented!

Mike and Theodore, our Grecian partner and guide, working hard after another fantastic meal. This was the night we went at 8 p.m. and they had to unlock the doors for us. Around 9 p.m., a family with a baby came in to eat. You know, to beat the crowds. We spent our days filming scheduled interviews and getting footage of the city. You can get a lot of work done if you don't eat dinner until that late at night!

Barbara and I, maybe not working quite as hard as Mike and Theodore. Barbara worked with David and Amy Wenzel on the Epic Stories in 2006, which is how I heard about TWR. She is actually a childhood friend of the Ms Amstutz! Small world we live in. We really, really respect and adore Barbara and her husband, Steve, so much. Especially this weekend when they brought us a grown-up bed. They are in the middle of moving back to the States. We'll miss them!

We are thankful God is using TWR's programs in Greece to do great things!

2 comments:

David Wenzel said...

That is so cool! I am so jealous you guys got to go there. Great to see some photos!

Heinz said...

Very nice! I live in Chania on Crete and I don't think we can receive TWR here. There was a Christian radio station, but the authorities closed it down by allocating the frequency to someone else. I don't know what the current status is of that station.