Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

GreekFest ~ St. George Greek Orthodox Church

The St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville celebrated their 29th Annual GreekFest this weekend, and we were there amongst all the fun just taking in all the sights, scents, and joyfulness. We ate lots of Greek foods . . . mostly pastries and breads. We bought our daughter a scarf/wrap covered in coins, watched lots of Greek dancing, listened to music that would make anyone want to dance, had our son's face painted, and went on a church tour. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening! We are already planning a return visit next year. As our son asked earlier this evening, "Are we coming back next year?" Our answer . . .Yes!


Hilda said...

Oooh, sounds like fun! We have some Greek restaurants in Manila, but I don't think we have enough Greeks to have a real Greek festival. Those young men look very cute — our girls would probably swoon over them. ;)

Knoxville Girl said...

Opa! Did they let the audience come out and dance? I used to go with a folk dance group.
I opted for Hola, so it looks like we've got our festivals covered!

MyKnoxville said...

Looks like fun! I wanted to attend, but my weekend got booked with other obligations. Maybe next year...

Mary Helen said...

I would had enjoyed being there...
Again, I love your photos of the Children. Great Photos!

valeria said...

They look so beautiful!!
I must try some greek food!

Tanya said...

Great picture! Love the colors in this!
My old neighbors back in Ca were Greek and they made the best food! I sure miss them!

Tash said...

they are such good looking all-American boys! It's great that they keep the tradition going. My mom is Serbian Orthodox & we dance the line type dance like the Greeks - it's so much fun. Terrific twilight photo too.

Kate said...

Saw your comment on Randy's Santa Fe blog and thought I'd pay a visit. It's been fun surfing your posts. This one in particular appeals to me, and the line of dancers are PERFECT for yesterday's October theme day! Nice job of describing the festival.

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