Greece

Over The Bridge/Πάνω από τη γέφυρα

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“We build too many walls and not enough bridges”. Isaac Newton

 

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A Piglet’s Day at the Beach

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“Well of course I’m swimming. The beach isn’t only for humans!”

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“There must be food in the sand. Humans are pigs!”

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“Ahhh so relaxing!”

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“Us birds need to relax too”.

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At the beach you will see various animals from dogs to horses, pigeons to pelicans or swans etc. But, what about a pig?

The little girl in the photograph is the owner of this cute little pig named ‘Aris’. She that said she acquired him for 50 bucks from the U.S and that he doesn’t grow very big, so he makes for a perfect house pet. 🙂

 

Endless Blue/Απεραντο Γαλαζιο

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Some photographs of the beautiful and relaxing seascape off of Cape Sounio  or the ‘Athenian Riviera’.  I wish I had this view all the time, well maybe not on stormy days 😉

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi

Μερικές φωτογραφίες από το όμορφο και χαλαρωτικό θαλασσινό τοπίο από το ακρωτήρι του Σούνιου ή την ‘Αθηναϊκή Ριβιέρα’. Μακάρι να είχα αυτή την θέα κάθε μέρα , ίσως όχι στις θυελλώδεις ημέρες 😉

“Δεν πρέπει να χάσετε την πίστη στην ανθρωπότητα. Η ανθρωπότητα είναι ένας ωκεανός. αν μερικές σταγόνες του ωκεανού είναι βρώμικες, ο ωκεανός δεν γίνεται βρώμικος.” Μαχάτμα Γκάντι

Small Town /Η Μικρή Πόλη

Halkida

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A bust of Greek philosopher Aristotle

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A quick escape from Athens to the southern small town of Halkida in Evia. The place where the, ‘father of western philosophy’ Aristotle died on the 7th of March 322 B.C.

“Yes the truth is that men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.”
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“Man is by nature a political animal.” -Aristotle
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Beautiful Sunset/Ομορφο Ηλιοβασίλεμα

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The sun sets once again

Gratefulness and appreciation pour out from the soul

Fear and disappointment are concealed

As fires burn in the west

And snow falls in the east

 A Life comes to an end

And a new one begins.

Ο ήλιος δύει και πάλι

Η ευγνωμοσύνη και η εκτίμηση εκχέονται από την ψυχή

Ο φόβος και η απογοήτευση αποκρύπτονται

Καθώς οι φωτιές καίγονται στα δυτικά

Και το χιόνι πέφτει στα ανατολικά

Μια Ζωή έρχεται στο τέλος της

Και αρχίζει ένα νέο.

‘Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.’    Lucy Maud Montgomery

O Επιταφιος/Epitaphios

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On Friday evening, before Easter Sunday,  Greek Orthodox Christians arrive in droves to church to mourn Christ.  ‘Epitaphios’ in Greek means ‘on the tomb’ and it is a religious icon embroidered on a cloth with an image of the dead body of Christ. It is placed on the holy table that is adorned with beautiful flowers early in the morning. In the evening the ‘Epitaphio’ is carried outside, and the funeral procession begins.  At the end of the procession the clergy, who are carrying the ‘Epitaphio’, stand at the door of the church. The worshipers then pass underneath it. It symbolizes entering the tomb of Christ. These rituals symbolize the death and resurrection of Jesus. On Saturday night close to midnight people will receive the holy light from Jerusalem and praise Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into the heavens.