Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Panyiri .....


Panyiri is a Greek Festival held in Brisbane and this year we met up with a couple of long time friends to go to it....

We spent a couple of hours in the morning and had an early picnic lunch at a park .... a lovely well designed garden in the middle of the high rise buildings....


This beauty was enjoying the gorgeous weather.....


This area used to be where they serviced rail carriages I believe....


By the time we moved on to Panyiri we were quite thirsty........ 


The Greek Orthodox Church was open for us to see - lovely paintings of the life of Christ all around


... and of course a lot of lovely Greek treats.... this home made Baklava went down a treat - so did the honey puffs....


Of course there was a Tavern....


.... and plenty of wonderful food .....


... Zorba dancing competitions..... 


.... Ouzo cocktails....


... Haloumi cheese.....


The following day was more gentle with a walk down South Bank, a visit to the markets and some lunch and boutique beers .....

I like having some hand work for the car trips so I knitted ... this wash cloth is coming together nicely .... actually on the way back I just slept so this is only one ways worth of work! 


Good fun, good friends, good food ..... 

Righto, Gotto Go - back to real life and some work to do.....

16 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful place with the gardens and the food looks delicious.

Debbie

Susan said...

Every year I tell my self I must go - we used to go when the girls were young. . . . .not now though.
its a wonderful celebration of all things Greek!

Jeanette said...

Panyiri is a wonderful festival. I was going to go this year but completely forgot about it. Oh well next year. 😊😊. Hugs, xx

Jane Galley said...

I can't remember seeing knitting on your blog before :) I can't do anything when I'm travelling, it makes me feel ill. Most of the time now, I'm actually the one driving!

Raewyn said...

It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves Fiona - and I'm not surprised you had a wee nap on the way home! Thanks for sharing your sights with us all!

I am said...

Hi Fiona wow it sounds like a wonderful festival,lovely pics my friend and its good knitting weather,hope you have a lovely evening xx

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love Greek Festivals - that food!!!!! Looks like a lovely time, the garden is beautiful!

Chookyblue...... said...

Something different to go to......

Janice said...

What a fun day out. Great food, weather, drinks and company. Got to be good.

Jennifer said...

Such a great fun day! Excellent food, drinkies, friends......what more could a person want?

kiwikid said...

Sounds like the best weekend..ouzo...yum 😆😆

Louise said...

How fun! I love Mythos beer. We just discovered it about 6 months ago in Florida. It's very hard to find in the US :)

Anorina Morris said...

It looks like a fun day out! That baklava looks absolutely delicious.

Lin said...

Sounds like a great festival to visit and the park looks lovely too. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

The Parklands are lovely! Lots of great and yum sampling at Panyiri. Glad you had fun xx

Karen S said...

That looks like the perfect way to spend a day!! Love the gardens.

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