11/06/2013

and another visit to the museum







I know i am obsessed with Benaki Museum, for me it 
is like the Victoria and Albert Museum of Athens.
But this exhibition is so, so charming....

It's title is 'Rituals of Hospitality:
Ornamented Trays of the 19th century in Greece 
and Turkey'

The exhibition is about 19th century objects from the 
field of the decorative and applied arts.

Once an essential part of the rituals of every day life
in the Ottoman empire and the newly founded Greek Kingdom,
(the serving of coffee and syrupy sweets),these objects 
are still standing today able to produce magic.

For whoever is planning a trip to Athens this is something 
not to be missed.

love K.