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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Panthera leo bleyenberghi

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Photographed in Attica Zoological Park on October 02, 2014

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Photographed in Attica Zoological Park on September 19, 2012

Did you know that:
  • The roar of the lion can be heard as far as 5km away helping to demarcate territory?
  • They sleep at least 20 hours a day?
  • Females can reach a weight of 190 kilos, while males can reach 225?

Friday, December 12, 2014

The "Park of Souls" under the whirling stars

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 The "Park of Souls" is a composition of human figures sculpted on logs of burnt trees by the artist Spyros Dasiotis. 
It stands on Mt. Parnitha at a height of 1018 m opposite a deserted sanatorium which had been the artist's key source of inspiration for the park.
It was inaugurated on Oct. 20, 2012

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on July 27, 2014

[See also here.]

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa monument

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A monument of the Hellenistic times (323-30 BC) standing on the Propylaea of the Acropolis.

It was built in honor of the Roman general and statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (lived 63-12 BC), a friend of Caesar Augustus.

Photographed in Athens on April 26, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Prospero autumnale

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 Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 09, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Micromeria juliana

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Photographed in the Acropolis area on April 03, 2014