Α ‘blue’ sand dune on Mars

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Τo get rich, you have to believe something so incredibly far from your reach…

Wishing to all of you  to be more rich in hope!!

Εύχομαι σε όλους σας να γίνετε πιο πλούσιοι στην ελπίδα!!

ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ !!!!

Η ανακάλυψη του μπλε αμμόλοφου στον κόκκινο πλανήτη έδωσε στη NASA ίσως τις πιο εντυπωσιακές φωτογραφίες από τον Άρη.

The dune appears blue in an enhanced-color image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), though it’s actually a grayish hue. The visual effect comes from upping the contrast, a trick that allows researchers to see more detail in images of Mars. Continue reading

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Christmas gift suggestions

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
– Peg Bracken

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To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service. To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.”

~ Oren Arnold

Παραμονή Χριστουγέννων. Εικόνες, μυρωδιές και γεύσεις κατακλύζουν τη μνήμη μας. Αλλοτινές εποχές τραγουδούν στην ψυχή μας.

Στιγμές των παιδικών μας χρόνων πασπαλισμένες με ζάχαρη. Το σπίτι, παστρικό και στολισμένο, η οικογένεια σε πλήρη δράση για τις ετοιμασίες, οι μυρωδιές από το ανθόνερο στους κουραμπιέδες και από τα κανελλογαρύφαλλα των μελομακάρονων, το σχολείο, με τα μπαμπάκια και τις χαλκομανίες στολισμένα στα παράθυρα, τα ποιήματα και τα τραγούδια των γιορτών…

Αγαπησιάρικες ευχές για χουχουλιάρικες γιορτές εύχομαι ολόψυχα!!!

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The Holiday Prayer –Spencer Betz

 

The sidewalks and the roadways
Have now become my home
Since misfortune somehow found me
I’ve been wandering alone

The coldness and the darkness
Of every passing night
Leads me to a shelter
That for tonight feels alright

You’d not think it’s perfect
It’s loud and space is tight
But if they have a bed for me
It’s perfect for this night

I’m tired, cold and hungry
My body’s wracked with pain
But I’m just a broken spirit
Not a person gone insane

So look at me this Christmas
And thank your lucky stars
That you have what you do have
And don’t bare all these scars

And if the moment strikes you
That to give is to receive
Then you are that one person
That helps me to believe

I believe that I will conquer
All that fate has dealt to me
And I’ll never give up trying
I believe in humanity

So while you sit with family
Gathered ’round your Christmas tree
And open Santa’s presents
I hope you’ll think of me

If there’s one gift you can give me
I will tell you what I’d like
It’s not a giant castle
It’s not a brand new bike

A prayer is all I ask for
A prayer that asks the Lord
To bless those here beside me
The broken, beat, the poor

Ask that He please hear you
In your Christmas prayer
And bless all souls who suffer
So lost and in despair

For myself, I ask you nothing
Except this one small prayer
So won’t you take a moment
Bow your head and show you care

 

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https://www.thoughtco.com/holiday-prayer-for-the-homeless-700482

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? – Γιατί φιλιόμαστε κάτω από το γκι;

 

Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση, εάν ένα ζευγάρι βρεθεί κάτω από γκι, τότε πρέπει να φιληθεί

 

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Kissing under sprigs of mistletoe is a well-known holiday tradition, but this little plant’s history as a symbolic herb dates back thousands of years. Many ancient cultures prized mistletoe for its healing properties. The Greeks were known to use it as a cure for everything from menstrual cramps to spleen disorders, and the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder noted it could be used as a balm against epilepsy, ulcers and poisons.

The plant’s romantic overtones most likely started with the Celtic Druids of the 1st century A.D. Because mistletoe could blossom even during the frozen winter, the Druids came to view it as a sacred symbol of vivacity, and they administered it to humans and animals alike in the hope of restoring fertility. Continue reading

Travel – Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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The railroad track is miles away,
And the day is loud with voices speaking,
Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day
But I hear its whistle shrieking.

All night there isn’t a train goes by,
Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,
But I see its cinders red on the sky,
And hear its engine steaming.

My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing;
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.

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International Human Solidarity Day – Διεθνής Ημέρα Ανθρώπινης Αλληλεγγύης

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others

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Το πιο ικανοποιητικό στη ζωή είναι να μπορείς να δίνεις ένα μεγάλο μέρος τους εαυτού σου στους άλλους

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

International Human Solidarity Day is:

  • a day to celebrate our unity in diversity;
  • a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
  • a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
  • a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals including poverty eradication;
  • a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.

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Nativity scene at Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square sculpted out of 700 tons of sand

Φάτνη από… άμμο στο Βατικανό

Αν και η άμμος παραπέμπει σε καλοκαίρι, ο ευφάνταστος καλλιτέχνης Ρικ Βαράνο σκέφτηκε να τη χρησιμοποιήσει τα Χριστούγεννα, για να κατασκευάσει τη φάτνη του Βατικανού στην πλατεία του Αγίου Πέτρου.

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The Vatican unveiled its novel Nativity scene for Christmas in St. Peter’s Square Friday afternoon — sculpted completely out of sand for the first time.

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‘Snegurochka’ – The Snow Maiden – Η Κόρη του Χιονιού

 

Ο χειμώνας ήρθε και κουβαλάει μαζί του θρύλους και παραμύθια. Είτε έρχεται μαλακός και ήμερος στις χώρες της Μεσογείου είτε άγριος και σκληρός στις Βόρειες χώρες, οι ιστορίες του κουβαλάνε οικουμενικούς πόθους και κρυφές ανάγκες.

The Snow Maiden is a character in Russian folktales. She is very beautiful and often depicted with snow white skin, deep sky-blue eyes and curly fair hair. She is known as ‘Snegurochka’ in Russian – ‘sneg’ being the Russian word for snow.

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She is the daughter of the immortal Gods, Father Frost and Mother Spring. In the stories, she usually goes to live with humans to care for an elderly couple who have no children. In some stories, she grows to like a young man, but her heart is unable to know love.

Mother Spring takes pity and gives her this ability, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms her and she melts. In other stories she melts by coming in contact with fire or warmth. The tale of Snegurochka can often be seen beautifully depicted on hand-painted Russian crafts. Continue reading

The King & the Ring – This Too Shall Pass

 

Do you feel sometimes that life overwhelms you with stress, worries, mounting “to do” list, demanding bosses, clients, family members, responsibilities, bills, and challenges?
This legend and the song are for you.

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During the festive Passover meal with his ministers, King Solomon teased Benaiah son of Jehoiada, his arrogant Chief of Army.

– “Benaiah, I was told that there is a special ring that has a special power. It can change the mood of a person. A sad person becomes happy when watching it and a happy person becomes sad. I know that you of all people in the kingdom can find the ring. Would you be able to find this ring and bring it to me until the eve of Sukkot eve, that is 6 months from now?” Continue reading

Break the ice – To “σπάσιμο του πάγου”

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Meaning: To end conflict or initiate friendship.

Origin: This phrase originates from the 1580s, referring to the carving of ice to create passages for ships on trade routes. Oftentimes, the ships would get stuck in the ice during the winter. The receiving country would send small ships tobreak the ice’ in order to make way for the trade ships.

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Σημασία: Για να τερματίσετε τη σύγκρουση ή να ξεκινήσετε μια φιλία.

Προέλευση: Η φράση αυτή προέρχεται από τη δεκαετία του 1580, αναφερόμενη στο σπάσιμο πάγου για τη δημιουργία χώρου για το πέρασμα των πλοίων στις εμπορικές οδούς. Συχνά, τα πλοία κολλούσαν στον πάγο κατά τη διάρκεια του χειμώνα. Η χώρα υποδοχής έστελνε μικρά πλοία για να «σπάσουν τονο πάγο», προκειμένου να ανοίξει ο δρόμος για τα εμπορικά πλοία.

https://www.theintrepidguide.com/english-idioms-and-their-origins/#.W8XFoLide8p

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“Why We Shout In Anger”

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A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled ‘n asked.

‘Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?’

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout.’

‘But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.’ asked the saint Continue reading

Gianni Rodari – The Young Prawn

One day… A young prawn though: – ‘Why in my family all the people walk in reverse? I want to learn how to walk straight forward, just like frogs… and my tail shall fall if I do not succeed!’ –

He started to train secretly, amongst the rocks of the native river, and in the first days, the deed was costing him loads of energies: he wandered everywhere, he was hurting his shield and he would also step a foot onto another. Nevertheless, little by little, things started to get better, because you can learn everything, if you really wish.

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Μία νεαρή γαρίδα έκανε μία σκέψη: «Γιατί στην οικογένειά μου όλοι περπατούν ανάποδα; Εγώ θέλω να μάθω να περπατάω ίσια και μπροστά, όπως όλα τα άλλα ζώα και βάζω στοίχημα την ουρά μου πως θα τα καταφέρω». Άρχισε να εξασκείται στα κρυφά, ανάμεσα στις πέτρες του ρυακιού του χωριού της και τις πρώτες μέρες η προσπάθεια την κούραζε αφάνταστα. Continue reading

Saddest Truth of the World

This time, Constellation features Steve Cutts, Ashim Shakya, John Holcroft and Pawel Kuczynski through their powerful animations and illustrations. The sad truth about our society reflected through the minds of artistic geniuses.

The fairy tale of a truth – Το παραμύθι μιας αλήθειας

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Once upon a time it was a shepherd’s family. They had all their sheep together in a corral. They fed them, cared for them and grazed them.

Somewhere, the sheep were trying to break it.

The oldest shepherd came and said,

“Oh, sheep unconsciously and arrogant, do not you know that out there the plains are full of dangers? Only here is plenty of water, food, and above all, protection from the wolves. “

In general, this was enough to hinder the sheep’s “freedom”.

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Why living like a cat could be the secret to happiness and success

 

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Watching the cats in Hydra island  I remembered the book of French author Stéphane Garnier “How to Live Like Your Cat”

Stop over-thinking

They have no sense of time, so they don’t stress, rather they focus on the moment. As a result their minds are unburdened and they are free to enjoy themselves.

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Hydra: a pilgrimage to Leonard Cohen’s Greek island retreat

The tiny Greek island that so enchanted Leonard Cohen in the 1960s still captivates today.

 


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Greece is a good place
to look at the moon, isn’t it?
You can read by moonlight
You can read on the terrace
You can see a face
As you saw it when you were young

Cohen wrote the poem Days of Kindness about his girlfriend and muse Marianne Ihlen, and their years spent here.

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https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/dec/04/hydra-greece-leonard-cohen

Sailing races in Hydra island, Greece

Every year there are two established sailing races at the island, and attract an increasing number of vessels and visitors to the island who come either by vessels or by other means of transport.

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Α.The first regatta is at the end of October near the celebration of October 28. This year will take place from Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2016.

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«O Φασιανός στη Γαλλία», (“Fassianos en France”)- Ιστορικό Αρχείο Μουσείο Ύδρας

Pieces of work of the famous Greek artist Alekos Fassianos are being displayed in the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra till the end of November. The exhibition includes twenty two paintings and twenty prints that belong to the private collection Zachariadis. These works of art have been displayed in places all over the world, like Paris and New York, and now they are presented for the first time in Greece.

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Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens in 1935. He studied in the Athens School of Fine Arts and then went to Paris on a scholarship to continue his studies on lithography. His works have been displayed in the major museums and galleries of the world. Apart from a painter, Fassianos is also a writer, a poet and a stage-designer. His paintings are characterized by slight motion, bright colours and sensuality. He usually gets inspired from tales, figures of shadow theatre and everyday life.

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The Mules of Hydra Island, Greece

Το βασίλειο του αγωγιάτη

Τα γαϊδουράκια και τα μουλάρια «σηκώνουν στην πλάτη τους» το νησί

Στην Ύδρα τα μουλάρια είναι συνυφασμένα με την εικόνα του νησιού. Τα συναντάς στο λιμάνι, στα στενά να είναι φορτωμένα με κάθε είδους αντικείμενο από ψυγεία και πλυντήρια έως τρόφιμα και υλικά οικοδομής. Τα μουλάρια στην Ύδρα είναι το απόλυτο μεταφορικό μέσο στη στεριά. Είναι απαραίτητα γι΄αυτό και απολαμβάνουν της φροντίδας και της αγάπης ντόπιων και επισκεπτών.

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Almost everywhere in Greece, cars, trucks, and motorcycles have taken over.

Everywhere, that is, except for Hydra.

For on this picturesque island, a short hydrofoil trip from Greece’s sprawling, congested capital, the donkey — and the mule — keep the town running. With motorized vehicles banned from the island the only form of land transport is equine. Continue reading

When the music changes, so does the dance

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy

“Ο καθένας σκέφτεται να αλλάξει τον κόσμο, αλλά κανείς δεν σκέφτεται να αλλάξει τον εαυτό του.”

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It was the American author and speaker John C. Maxwell who wrote: “Most people want to change the world to improve their lives, but the world they need to change first is the one inside themselves.”

Everyone has an opinion on what is wrong with the world, yet few will do the work to improve their own lives. Continue reading

Spires of the fireweed.. Ian Emberson

Fireweed is a bush that takes on a bright red colour in autumn

Spires of the fireweed on the fretted sky –
Tints of magenta on tranquility,
Do you feel nurture for the life within,
The burst of bloom that yields your progeny.
Do you have sense of flowering’s fleeting glow,
Bearing its part in continuity
To charge the seed and rip its casing wall
And float its fluff upon the autumn wind?…

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https://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/spires-of-the-fireweed-ian-emberson-poem/

 

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Book of Hours – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

 

 

Ο ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΣ από το Γαλλογοτθικό ιστορημένο χειρόγραφο βιβλίο των εποχών-καλεντάρι, έργο των αδελφών Limbourg: “Οι πιο πλούσιες Ώρες του Δούκα του Μπαρύ” (Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry) 1485–1489.

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Η αγροτική σκηνή στο πρώτο πλάνο αναπαριστά τη σπορά. Στα δεξιά ένας άντρας σπέρνει στα αυλάκια που έχουν ανοίξει με κάποιο είδος αλετριού. Καρακάξες και κοράκια σπεύδουν να φάνε από τους σπόρους που μόλις έχουν σπαρθεί.

Πίσω, ένα σκιάχτρο με τη μορφή ενός τοξότη με τεντωμένο τόξο, πάνω στο οποίο κρέμονται φτερά, μάταια προσπαθεί να κρατήσει τα πουλιά μακριά.

Αριστερά, ένας αγρότης με άλογο περνάει με μια σβάρνα με μια πέτρα πάνω της, για βάρος, ώστε να να διεισδύσουν τα δόντια βαθύτερα στο έδαφος. Καλύπτει τους σπόρους που μόλις έχουν σπαρθεί.

Στο βάθος, ο ζωγράφος αναπαριστά το παλάτι του Λούβρου. Το σύνολο περιβάλλεται από ένα τείχος που κατ’ αποστάσεις φέρει τρεις πύργους και δυο bretèches (είδος κλειστής πολεμίστρας). Στο βάθος ο Σηκουάνας με μερικές βάρκες και στην ακτή κάποιοι περπατούν ή άλλοι κουβεντιάζουν. Επάνω τα ζώδια του μήνα, Ζυγός και Σκορπιός.

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Peer sharing….

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Intentional Peer Support

If I could write a poem about hope
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about connection, worldview, mutual responsibility, and
moving towards not away from.

If I could write a poem about social justice,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about inclusion of vast and different personal stories, our views, cultures,
values, experiences, knowledge, uncommon and common sense, our ideas.

If I could write a poem about relationships,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about challenging ourselves to see and think differently
to learn and grow together.

If I could write a poem about compassion,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about acknowledging and sharing our power
while still daring to be powerful.
It would be about sensitivity, self definitions and self determination.

If I could write a poem about listening differently,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about tuning into one another,
suspending what we think we know
in order to discover what we didn’t
It would be about a commitment to be patient
with the process of relating and each other.

If I could write a poem about community,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about prioritizing our relationships
in the family and in our communities
as we define our families, as we remain apart of community.

If I could write a poem about vision,
I’d call it Intentional Peer Support.
It would be about a new vision of interacting with peers
forgetting what we don’t want, envisioning what we do,
living well in the present, and creating a better tomorrow.

If I could write a poem about Intentional Peer Support,
It would be about social change
I’d call it social change.

Selina Welborn

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Ñain An sculptures: New secrets revealed at ancient Chan Chan

Η ανακάλυψη 17 ξύλινων αγαλμάτων στο Chan Chan είναι αρκετή για να αλλάξει την κατανόηση του αστικού κέντρου Chan Chan. Ενσωματωμένα στα τείχη του μεταγενέστερου συγκρoτήματος Ñain An, επίσης γνωστό ως Bandelier, οι ξύλινες φιγούρες πιστεύεται ότι αποτίουν φόρο τιμής  στους αποθανόντες ηγέτες.

The discovery of 17 wooden statues at Chan Chan are enough to change our understanding of the Chan Chan urban centre. Embedded in the walls of the later Ñain An complex, also known as Bandelier, the figures are thought to have bid farewell to the deceased leaders.

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The “Rendez-vous Bundesplatz” event will once again bathe the Parliament Building in a special light

Το ομοσπονδιακό μέγαρο της Ελβετίας, στην πρόσοψη του οποίου προβάλλεται η οπτικοακουστική παράσταση
«The little prince»

 

 

Brightly colored, inspiring, creative, breathtaking: the Rendez-vous Bundesplatz captivates over 500,000 people every fall. From October 19 to November 24, 2018, this spectacular sound and light show is returning to show the Parliament Building in a truly special light. This year’s theme promises emotions and bittersweet quotes that make you think: it will stage the world-famous philosophical tale “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The show is free and performed several times a day.
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Daily: 7pm and 8.30pm
THU, FRI, SAT: Additional performances at 9.30pm
Duration: 25 minutes
Discover more: www.rendezvousbundesplatz.ch

Make Me Beautiful, Madame D’Ora

Dora Kallmus, more known by her pseudonym Madame d’Ora

 

In 1907, Dora Kallmus was one of the first women in Vienna to open a photographic studio.

 

 

She delved into the Viennese world of fashion, aristocracy, and politics to immortalize the biggest names of creme de la creme of Austria and abroad, as within only a few months her atelier had established itself as the most elegant and renowned for artistic portraits.
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Transformation by Konstantia Gourzi

Transformation – A staged musical work, as a signal against child abuse by Konstantia Gourzi. For four singers, seven instrumental soloists, male choir, children choir and dancers.

This is a video from Konstantia Gourzi: time zero – six pieces for 4 singer, children’s choire and ensemble, op. 46 (original duration 35 min.) Dedicated to the relatives of the victims of 9/11.

Η αρχιεπισκοπή του Μονάχου ανέθεσε στην ελληνίδα συνθέτρια και διευθύντρια ορχήστρας Κωνσταντία Γουρζή τη σύνθεση νέου έργου με θέμα την παιδική κακοποίηση. Το μουσικό έργο της Κωνσταντίας Γουρζή, Τransformation, πρόκειται για μια νέα σύνθεση για δύο υψίφωνους, δύο μεσόφωνους, ανδρική χορωδία, παιδική χορωδία, μουσικό σύνολο και 10 χορευτές.

Παρουσιάστηκε στις 6 Οκτωβρίου 2018 υπό την παρουσία του Πάπα Φραγκίσκου και άλλων πολιτικών και θρησκευτικών ηγετών στην ιστορική εκκλησία του Αγίου Ιγνατίου στη Ρώμη στο πλαίσιο των κινητοποιήσεων της καθολικής εκκλησίας για την προστασία των παιδιών κατἀ της κακοποίησης. Continue reading

Is It Fashion, or Is It Art? Roberto Capucci’s Sculpture Dresses

 

Capucci is one of the most important designers in post-WW2 Italy. He opened his first salon in 1950, when he was only 20 years old, and achieved international success very quickly. Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were among the celebrities who wore his dresses. His Nine Dresses dress featured famously in a 1950s Cadillac ad, too.

As Nine Dresses shows, his works have been highly sculptural since the beginning. They’re highly three-dimensional even when no one is wearing them. Many are based on an unusual, box-shaped silhouette. His works are highly geometric, and they have also been compared to origami. Continue reading

International Cartoon Exhibition Ymittos – “Road behavior and risks”

The International Cartoon Exhibition in Ymittos, which started on Saturday 20/10, at 7:00 and will last for two weeks. In the event hall of the old town hall of Ymittos, 173 works of Greek and foreign cartoonists will be hosted, while there will be educational activities for children.


Photo EFI / Όλες οι συμμετοχές ήταν εξαιρετικές, εγώ όμως επέλεξα αυτές να σας δείξω!

Για 6η χρονιά στον Υμηττό, σκιτσογράφοι από όλο τον κόσμο, ενώνουν τις δυνάμεις τους στη μοναδική Διεθνή  θεματική Έκθεση Γελοιογραφίας στην Ελλάδα, με τίτλο Οδική συμπεριφορά και κίνδυνοι,

Το Εργαστήρι με τη συνεργασία του Δήμου Δάφνης-Υμηττού, συνδιοργανώνει  για 6η συνεχή χρονιά  τον καθιερωμένο πλέον θεσμό της Διεθνούς Έκθεσης Γελοιογραφίας. Continue reading

Greece through the lens of Takis Tloupas

 

 

“Greece through the lens of Takis Tloupas”  representative examples of the works of Takis Tloupas, photographer from Larissa.

People, not only as forms, but also through the environment in which they live, nature, cities and villages, churches and monasteries, were some of the topics he recorded for posterity with his camera. Tloupas treated photography as a creative art, using his personal aesthetics of images and his deep belief in the importance of research.

 

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Η Ελληνική Φωτογραφική Εταιρία, της οποίας ο Τάκης Τλούπας υπήρξε από τα ιδρυτικά μέλη, τιμώντας το έργο του, διοργάνωσε έκθεση με αντιπροσωπευτικά έργα του, στον εκθεσιακό της χώρο στην Αθήνα.

 

Τίτλος της ”Μια στιγμή μέσα στον χρόνο” Τάκης Τλούπας.
Η παρουσίαση επιλεγμένων έργων του Τλούπα, έγινε από την κόρη του Βάνια Τλούπα, η οποία εκτός όσων μας είπε για τον άνθρωπο και πατέρα της μας παρουσίασε προσωπικές φωτογραφίες της οικογένειας.

Είχα την τύχη να είμαι στα εγκαίνια το Σάββατο 20 Οκτωβρίου στον εκθεσιακό χώρο της Ελληνικής φωτογραφικής Εταιριας, Πόντου 12 στα Ιλίσια.

Διάρκεια έως και 31 Οκτωβρίου.

Ώρες 6-9  μ.μ.

https://www.larissorama.gr/politismos/80-ektheseis/2472-ekthesi-me-fotografies-tou-tloypa-stin-athina-egkainia-20-10.html

The Serpentine Galleries Pavilions, a history

Serpentine : το πιο διάσημο εφήμερο περίπτερο τέχνης του κόσμου

 

Η Serpentine Gallery, η οποία  βρίσκεται στους κήπους Kensington, στο δυτικό τμήμα του Hyde Park στο Λονδίνο, αναθέτει κάθε χρόνο, από το 2000 σε κορυφαίους αρχιτέκτονες του κόσμου, το σχεδιασμό του καλοκαιρινού της περιπτέρου – μία προσωρινή κατασκευή εξωτερικού χώρου που φτιάχνεται κάθε χρόνο για την περίοδο των 4 μηνών του καλοκαιριού δίπλα στην γκαλερί.

Mια φωτογραφική διαδρομή από το 2018 προς τα πίσω στο 2000 για εσάς!!!

The Serpentine is a world-famous contemporary art centre in London composed of two galleries at the opposite sides of the Kensington Gardens’ Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park: the original Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970 in a former tea pavilion, and the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery opened in 2013 and designed by the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid. Along with the activity of its permanent galleries, the Serpentine is renowned for the temporary summer pavilion, commissioning since 2000 to some of the most prominent international architects. Continue reading

Big risk…. Denis Waitley

ΗAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!!!

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

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Η ζωή είναι εκ φύσεως επικίνδυνη. Υπάρχει μόνο ένας μεγάλος κίνδυνος που πρέπει να αποφύγετε με κάθε κόστος, και αυτός είναι ο κίνδυνος να μην κάνετε τίποτα.

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World Bioethics Day – Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Βιοηθικής

“In our world where life can be easily aborted or euthanized, cloned, altered, or even killed for the sake of ‘cure,’ we desperately need pioneers to go before us and lay the framework for prudent decision making.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is courageously leading the way, helping to realign our culture’s moral compass.”

Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni & Friends

Η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Βιοηθικής θεσπίσθηκε το 2015, κατόπιν πρότασης της Έδρας Βιοηθικής της ΟΥΝΕΣΚΟ προς τη Γενική Συνέλευση του ΟΗΕ. Η ημερομηνία που επιλέχθηκε είναι η 19η Οκτωβρίου.

Η Βιοηθική είναι κλάδος της Ηθικής, ο οποίος ασχολείται με τα ηθικά διλήμματα που δημιουργούνται από την αλματώδη εξέλιξη της επιστήμης, ιδίως της βιοϊατρικής, της βιοτεχνολογίας και της γενετικής. Συγκεκριμένα, εξετάζει και αναλύει ηθικά ζητήματα, όπως αυτά που αφορούν στην ευθανασία, τις αμβλώσεις, την κλωνοποίηση ανθρώπων, την τροποποίηση του γονιδιώματος, τη γενετική μηχανική κ.ά.

Ο όρος «βιοηθική» πηγάζει από τις ελληνικές λέξεις «βίος» και «ηθική», κι έχει Continue reading

Harriet Powers : Bible Quilt and Pictorial Quilt

Η Harriet Powers (1837-1910) ήταν αφρικανικο-Αμερικανή σκλάβα και λαϊκή καλλιτέχνης που δημιούργησε παπλώματα στην αγροτική Georgia. Χρησιμοποίησε παραδοσιακές τεχνικές εφαρμογών για να καταγράψει τοπικούς θρύλους, ιστορίες της Βίβλου και αστρονομικά γεγονότα.

Μόνο δύο από τα παπλώματά  της είναι γνωστό ότι έχουν βρεθεί : το Bible Quilt and το Pictorial Quilt..

Χάρη στην επιστολή που ανακαλύφθηκε το 2009 γνωρίζουμε ότι ήταν μια λογοτέχνης που μεταμόρφωσε γνωστές ιστορίες που διάβασε σε εικονογραφικά αριστουργήματα.

Harriet Powers. Pictorial quilt. 1895-98. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

When the second wave feminist movement in the 1970s brought domestic art into the discussion of art history, textiles became a central topic. This led to the rediscovery of Harriet Powers, whose two surviving quilts currently hang in the Smithsonian and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Powers, born a slave in Georgia in 1837, created the quilts after she was Continue reading

A, a, a, der Winter, der ist da – A, a, a, Winter is Here

Το τραγούδι του χειμώνα (ή των φωνηέντων)

Το τραγούδι του χειμώνα είναι ουσιαστικά των τραγούδι των φωνηέντων ή όπως είπε πιο εύστοχα ένα παιδί το τραγούδι με τις εύκολες φωνούλες. Το περιεχόμενο του αναφέρεται ασφαλώς στο χειμώνα αλλά η…ερμηνεία του παιχνιδίζει με τις φωνές και τον γραμματισμό.

 

Efi’s and Irin’s crafts 2018

This song is about the vowels. The first line of each verse in German starts with a vowel that rhymes with the last word of that line.

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“The whole universe is in a glass of wine”

A poet once said, “The whole universe is in a glass of wine.” We will probably never know in what sense he meant that, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe.

 

Ένας ποιητής είπε κάποτε: «Το σύμπαν όλο βρίσκεται μες σ’ ένα ποτήρι κρασί». Και ίσως ποτέ να μη μας είναι σαφές τι εννοούσε ακριβώς μ’ αυτή του την κουβέντα, γιατί, ως γνωστόν, οι ποιητές δε γράφουν για να τους καταλάβουμε εμείς.

Είναι όμως αλήθεια πως αν κοιτάξουμε ένα ποτήρι κρασί από πολύ κοντά θα δούμε όλο το σύμπαν μέσα.
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

Όταν η Τζόρτζια Ο΄Κιφ ζωγράφιζε τον τροπικό παράδεισο της Χαβάης

 

You know a Georgia O’Keeffe painting when you see one – those oversized flowers and stark images of New Mexico. But an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden showcases one of her lesser-known subjects. “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii” includes 20 works, and a curated flower show.

“This is Georgia O’Keeffe, but sort of turned up a notch,” said Joanna Groarke, one of the curators of the exhibit. “We see these incredibly bright tropical colors that of course are inherent to the subject, but also feel different.” Continue reading

Panoply Vase Animation – Βρετανός ζωντανεύει τις αναπαραστάσεις αρχαιοελληνικών αμφορέων

The Panoply website also has information on the vases, the background to the myths, history, and animations, and ideas for using the animations in teaching. This animation is based on the myth of Pandora, made using an ancient Greek red figure vase.

To see more of my vase animations, visit my website: http://www.panoply.org.uk.

Hesiod’s version of the myth, Pandora is made of earth and water.  Vase painters sometimes showed Pandora being born from the earth and ‘Pandora’ was also a cult name for Gaia, the earth goddess.

As well as expressing the end of a perfect time, the myth is probably related Continue reading

“My stolen childhood; understanding the Trokosi system”

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How girls are donated to shrines as sex slaves in Ghana

In certain communities in Ghana, Benin and Togo, underage girls are handed to shrines as sex slaves. This is their chilling story.

Trokosi: Η τελετουργική υποτέλεια είναι μια πρακτική στη Γκάνα, το Τόγκο και το Μπένιν, όπου παραδοσιακοί θρησκευτικοί ναοί παίρνουν συνήθως νεαρά παρθένα κορίτσια ως πληρωμή για υπηρεσίες, ή ως θρησκευτική εξιλέωση για υποτιθέμενες αμαρτίες ενός μέλους της οικογένειας. Τα κορίτσια εργάζονται ως σκλάβοι του ιερού, υπηρετώντας τους ιερείς και τους πρεσβύτερους. Αν ένα κορίτσι το σκάσει από το ιερό ή πεθάνει η οικογένεια πρέπει να την αντικαταστήσει με άλλο κορίτσι.

 

What is Trokosi?

Trokosi is practiced till this day in certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana—even though it was declared illegal in Ghana in 1998.

It is a system where adolescent girls are herded to shrines to become slaves.

It is believed that if they don’t serve in those shrines as Trokosis, their family members will be afflicted with strange ailments and eventually die. Continue reading

Puppets in Theater – Bernd Ogrodnik

And when we feel that these fragile figures, attached to silken threads, have a heartbeat of their own – that they are able to express our deepest emotions, joys and fears – then we experience the true magic of Puppet Theatre.

Και όταν νιώθουμε ότι αυτές οι εύθραυστες φιγούρες, που συνδέονται με μεταξωτά νήματα, έχουν δικό τους κτύπο – ότι μπορούν να εκφράσουν τα βαθύτερα συναισθήματα, τις χαρές και τους φόβους μας – τότε βιώνουμε την αληθινή μαγεία του Κουκλοθέατρου.

 

Who is Bernd Ogrodnik?

Born 1961 in Germany, Bernd Ogrodnik founded his company (formerly known as Alchemilla Puppetworks) in 1986 while living in Iceland.

Bernd works as a performer, designer, builder, teacher and director.

 

http://worldsofpuppets.com/puppets-in-theater/

An Amy Winehouse hologram is set to tour worldwide in 2019

 

But some have called to let her ‘rest in peace’

Continuing the trend of digitally resurrecting dead musicians (whether they like it or not), a hologram of Amy Winehouse is set to tour worldwide in 2019, with remastered songs, a live band, and “theatrical stagecraft”.

The decision is a pretty strange one to say the least. On the one hand, it offers those who never got to see the singer perform live a chance to witness her act, but on the other it raises issues about using artists’ music (and their literal image) without their consent.

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