“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov
“Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” Pablo Neruda
After exploring a near by park in Athens I came across the ruins of the church of St. Nikolaos. I haven’t been able to find much information about it. I assume it was built in Byzantine times. It is not very common to come across the ruins of a church in Greece so I found it this to be very intriguing.
Μετά την εξερεύνηση ενός κοντινού πάρκου στην Αθήνα, βρήκα τα ερείπια της εκκλησίας του Αγίου Νικολάου. Δεν κατάφερα να βρω πολλές πληροφορίες γι ‘αυτό. Υποθέτω ότι χτίστηκε στα βυζαντινά χρόνια. Δεν είναι πολύ συνηθισμένο να βρίσκω τα ερείπια μιας εκκλησίας στην Ελλάδα, γι ‘αυτό βρήκα αυτή την ανακάλυψη τοσο ενδιαφέρουσα.
Happy first of the month! Καλό μήνα!
Today is International workers’ day. Here in Greece it’s also ‘wreath making day’. I didn’t have Angelo (my cat) help me this year as he was sleeping. He took the day off from working hard fighting with the other cats in the neighbourhood. 😉
The beautiful lake in Marathon where Athenians get their water from. I love water, all bodies of water 🙂
Η πανέμορφη λίμνη του Μαραθώνα όπου οι Αθηναίοι παίρνουν το νερό τους. Λατρεύω το νερό, όλα τα υδατικά συστήματα 🙂
Recently a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a beach in Sardinia, Italy. The whale had 49 pounds of plastic in its stomach. Last month another whale was found washed up on the shores of the Philippines with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach. The oceans are full of plastics and air pollution has gotten worse.
The state of global air (SOGA) released a report that air pollution is the 5th leading cause of death in the world today. Countries in Asia and Africa are suffering the most due to the use of fuels like coal and charcoal for home cooking. The life expectancy of children in the countries will decrease by 20 months.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) air pollution kills over 7 million people each year. Air pollution increases the risk of stroke, lung cancer and heart disease. Also, air pollution kills 50% of children under the age of 5.
Changes are being made in Europe with the banning of plastic bags and straws and the youth is protesting around the world for the environment. But, quicker and bigger changes need to made and everyone has to make environmental causes a top priority.
“Slow and steady wins the race”. Aesop
“Αργή και σταθερή κερδίζει τον αγώνα”. Αίσωπος