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wiping away the evil

Posted by
Dimitrios (ATHENS, Greece) on 3 February 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

the mirrors were use to do just that! This very decorative broom was used in the houses of Thrace and norther Greece in general.

Canon PowerShot A590 IS 2/5 seconds F/2.6 ISO 80 6 mm


Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! Lovely shot of this beautiful broom Dimitrios :-)
Aw! I won't have the heart to sweep the dust with this beautiful broom !!!

3 Feb 2013 5:25am

@Devi: brooms are to be used! Greetings from Athens

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Mmm, very nice - not only can you sweep your home clean but at the same time you sweep the evil out and can check that you look good! Every girl's dream broom. :)

3 Feb 2013 7:25am

@ursulakatariina: and every boy's too! Hi UK

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Great picture ! Mmmmm !

3 Feb 2013 7:27am

@Gheorghe: Good day Gheorhe, thanks

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Cool photo :) I like it a lot!!

3 Feb 2013 8:40am

@Anna O.: many thanks Anna

nanne nicolai from Damwâld, Netherlands

Very nice!! Great. NANNE

3 Feb 2013 9:52am

@nanne nicolai: many thanks Nanne

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Well designed broom!

3 Feb 2013 9:56am

@eligreg: Hola, thanks

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Does it work for Tax Inspectors as well?!

3 Feb 2013 10:05am

@CElliottUK: hahaha maybe!

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

An interesting, unusual subject! Intriguing design!

3 Feb 2013 10:43am

@Gemma Wiseman: the richness of our culture is hiding in simple everyday things. Greetings with thanks from Athens

roni from Merksem, Belgium


3 Feb 2013 12:07pm

@roni: thanks

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very interesting!!!

3 Feb 2013 1:27pm

@Lalena: many thanks

Francisco from Miami, United States

Fancy broom, very nice!

3 Feb 2013 3:55pm

@Francisco: many thanks

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful Broom...:-)

3 Feb 2013 4:32pm

@Lena: thanks Lena

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbement décoré ce balai, il devait plaire aux ménagères!!! Bonne soirée, amitiés.

3 Feb 2013 5:21pm

@Tede: oh yes it will, many thanks

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Great ! I like it !!

3 Feb 2013 6:41pm

@Lydia.Dd: merciiiiiiiii

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A very colorful and decorative broom that you've captured!

3 Feb 2013 8:07pm

@Steven: I like these odd museum objects, especially when they are fun*, thanks

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is beautiful! Very good for wiping away evil...and creative reflection in that tiny mirror!

3 Feb 2013 10:37pm

@Abena: well the mirror does the trick, the evil gets terrified when he/she sees their own image on the mirror!
Greetings with an angelic feeling!

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

very interesting, dimitrios!!

3 Feb 2013 10:54pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: many thanks

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

GREAT!!! Wonderful colors

4 Feb 2013 1:08am

@Anina Botes: heloooooooooooo Anina

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

That is funny!

4 Feb 2013 11:52pm

@Julie L. Brown: OH YES, and practical too, lol

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I don't remember to have seen a decorated broom in the Romanian folklore...but if you say that this is for true....I believe you!

8 Feb 2013 10:31am

@Japanalia: oh yes as you should! After all not all customs are common in our part of the European woods!

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2/5 seconds
ISO 80
6 mm