*From the Iron Cage to the Fast-Food Factory
"Recreation can be thought of as a way to escape the rationalization of daily routines. However, over the years these escape routes have themselves become rationalized, embodying the same principles as bureaucracies and fast-food restaurants…. take today's vacations. For those who wish to visit Europe, a package tour rationalizes the process. For those who wish to escape to the Caribbean, these are resorts… that offer many routinized activities and where one can stay in predictable settings without ever venturing out into the unpredictability of native life… People can even remain within their RVs and enjoy all of the comforts of home - TV, VCR, Nintendo, CD player. With little or no way out, people do live to a large extent in the iron cage of rationality… Faced with Max Weber’s image of a future dominated by the polar night of icy darkness and hardness, I hope that… you will consider the words of the poet Dylan Tomas ‘Do not go gentle into that good night… Rage, rage against the dying of the light’." - Ritzer, John (1996), The McDonaldization of Society, Pine Forge Press: Sage, London.
|Nikolas is the fisherman! Kalliopes is the lucky chef!|
|Nice Taste! Excellent Service!|
|A. Tountouri, Ch. Lyberopoulou, S. Sigioultzi-Rouka,|
F. Papandreou, E. Aspridou-Kyriakopoulou.
|Η Ελένη, ο Κωνσταντίνος και τα αγαπημένα τραγούδια τους!|
|Ηθοποιοί, Μουσικοί, Θεατές όλοι μια ζεστή παρέα!|
|Sissy Sigioultzi-Roukas with Christina Lyberopoulou.|
|What a magic view!!!|
|Thessaloniki our beloved city and birthtown!|
|City Center - Nature - School...|
|Early coffee in the school!|
|A friendly way to start your day!|
|What a sweet evening in the center!|
|What a cozy serving attitude!|
|Thessaloniki city center!|
|Restaurant "Horizontes": F. Papantreou, J. Roukas, S. Sigioultzi-Rouka|
|Cantina Mexicana & Cocktaileria!|
|Happy People - Excellent Service!|
|We'll be back soon!|
|Excelsior Taste & Service!|
|Excelsior Live Music & Song!|
"Cocktail is a stimulating liquor,
composed of spirits of any kind,
sugar, water and bitters."
|Wine, cheese and sausage have gone hand in hand for centuries!|
Read the complete story published by SSR on "Storylane"...
|Having a great time!|
Not forget to mention that still prices are still high...
Attention: now people look for cost effective solutions nowadays...
either we develope our kitchen (taste, look, originality)
or low the cost ...
|Business, Glamorous and Friendly!|
|High quality service! One heart for me!!!|
|Nice View and Great time! Let's Celebrate!|
Secret Afternoon Coffee!
|When you look for tranquility with style!|
Morning Coffee Meets History!
|One of Thessaloniki's beauties!|
What a Jazz Night!
|We decided to go out for wine and good music... |
Our friend Fanny told us that this place has real Jazz
and original wine labels...
|The wine bar has interresting labels from around the world, |
though prices are still heavy in relation to the place itself
and greek actuality.
|Chile: A country with great wines... |
The one we tasted was ok!
More effort is needed with wine assortments,
italian style dishes and fresh bread ...
Remember "be original" and "less is more"!