That’s Greece

“Burning Light” – A short Intro

Staring at the sea, not satiating it
From the mountain up high
laminar and blue by being enriched within
made of many jewelries

Winter afternoon, being
under a sudden rain
bulk from inside the clouds through a blurred laughing
sun without cover

islands, ropes travel in the air
Beach like silk dimming
and with the gulls escorts once a ship
open to get the heavens

Fresh and clean by moving down
dancing through the red side
pines, golden pines and jewelries’ flower
dripping hair the aromatic

And close to them by dragging to their light dancing
until inside the blue (sea/water)
the empty snow houses, and them within their dream
singing through a long sleep

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11 Great Food Blogs – Liebster Awards

Today I would like to send out warm thanks to another blogger, Anne Ricci , from AnnesHealthyKitchen for nominating me for a Liebster Award! I feel very happy and honored to be recognized by fellow bloggers!liebster-award-e1355858473421

To accept this award there are a few rules that need to be followed so that others can learn a little more about you:

1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions the person that nominated you asked
3. Go back to the person that nominated you and let them know you have answered their questions with a link to the answers
4. Ask 11 questions for the bloggers you are going to nominate
5. Nominate 11 bloggers with few followers
6. Go to their blog and mention you have nominated them and give them a link to find the questions you have asked them and to find out more
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HELLAS

Only 25 Euros were needed for this little video to be produced by a group of students of the Greek school of creative writing ‘Tabula rasa’.  It is simple in its creation, without any pretence but with immense passion and love for our country and an urge to show how everyday life in Greece can have such warmth and joy through simple pleasures in combination with magnificent weather, astonishing beaches and the incomparable spontaneity of the Greek people.

The Antikythera mechanism

In 1901 near Antikythera – a small Greek island south of the Peloponnese a shipwreck of major archaeological importance was firstly discovered and recovered by Greek sponge divers and the assistance of the Greek Royal Navy. Later, in 1976, a second underwater research was carried out by the Greek Archaeological service and J.-Y. Cousteau’s oceanographic “Calypso”. The wreck is dated approximately to 60-50 BC, though its cargo of statues, coins and artifacts, from the 4th to the 1st century BC.  Among the objects were also found the severely corroded remnants of
an Astronomical device that is called the world’s oldest known analog computer,
the Antikythera mechanism. It contained at least 30 gearwheels as well as dials, scales, axles and pointers. The greek, astronomical inscriptions on the surface of the Mechanism refer to astronomical and calendar calculations, while the inscriptions on its metal protective plates contain instructions for its use. The Mechanism was protected by a wooden case, which had a bronze plaque on the front and the back side.

Athens

As it is, Athens has always been a place of worship, since it was here that the full concept of the “city” (polis) was born, as well as political society.  It was here that political thinking bloomed; the apocalyptic art of what is True.   The light, the vegetation, the earth and the sea have been tied solidly with the ancient edifices, the statues and the renowned places of the collective attainments of value.  The monumental worth of Greece was thus suggested to the ecumenical conscience. (Extract from the article written by B. I. Korahaes, in the newspaper “Hestia” of 2/14/13). Continue reading

The Amazing Greek Language

Xenophon Zolotas (Greek: Ξενοφών Ζολώτας, 26 March 1904 – 10 June 2004), was a Greek economist and served as an interim non-party Prime Minister of Greece.  This was his statement at the Meeting of the Board of Governors in Washington D.C. in 1957.  It has been reprinted in Deutsche Bundesbank’s and in the New York Times in 1959.

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