Sunday, July 8, 2012



A siesta  is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm.

Factors explaining the geographical distribution of the modern siesta are mainly high temperatures and heavy intake of food at the midday main meal.


Combined, these two factors contribute to the feeling of post-lunch drowsiness. In these countries, the heat can be unbearable in the early afternoon, making a midday break at home ideal.


However, in the cold Patagonia, people have siestas too. This could indicate that siestas have a stronger relation with culture than with climate.

These photos are from an open talk about art which was not boring in any way. It was just a very warm summer afternoon. :)


xtina said...

summer camp siestas can be pleasing
(αρκεί η σκηνή να μην είναι το art scene)

Astro Nayths said...