Saturday, July 22, 2017
Did you know that …
• It usually reaches a length of 20 cm of which about 14 are the tail?
• It has acute vision and hearing?
• It can walk even vertically on walls?
• It can swim but it systematically avoids water?
• It is mainly fed with insects, worms, bugs and various fruits, with a particular preference for strawberries, oranges and plums?
• It goes into hibernation?
I didn’t, at least some of them, until I consulted a book on Zoology* for the purpose of this post!
* Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 11, σσ. 307-308, Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983
Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on June 21, 2017
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|801_6852-HDRx5 [Ag. Nektarios]|
The church above is dedicated to St. Nektarios; a saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church canonized only recently, in 1961. It is located within the convent of The Holy Trinity on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf and is daily visited by large numbers of believers coming from all parts of Greece to pay tribute to the saint.
The structure is of comparatively huge dimensions. Apart from the church seen in the picture, there is another - separate - church beneath it. The total capacity of the structure is estimated to be 9.000 people. It’s corner stone was laid in December 1973 and it was inaugurated 21 years later, in May 1994. Today, it constitutes one of the largest churches of the Greek Orthodoxy.
Photographed on the island of Aegina on August 07, 2014
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