I see postcards #7

I see postcards #7

 

“When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge.”

— Constantinos P. Cavafis .”

Discover Greece

 

Discover the Greek island of Ithaca HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I see postcards #5

I see postcards #5

 

“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade.   No cloud is ever in the same place.   Each day is a new masterpiece.    A new wonder.   A new memory.”

— Sanober Khan

 

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

I see postcards #4

I see postcards #4

 

“Life is a journey, but it’s not about the places along the way, it’s about the people that give you a piece of themselves.”

― Stavros Nashi,

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

I see postcards #3

I see postcards #3

 

“Zorba sees everything everyday as if for the first time.”

— Nikos Kazantzakis

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

I saw #7

I saw #7

“I don’t want a rainbow… Rainbows have too many colors and none of them receive the appreciation they deserve…

I’d prefer a fading red or a striking golden, a shimmery silver or a sober blue… Ruling the sunset sky alone!”

― Debalina Haldar

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

 

I see postcards #2

I see postcards #2

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”

– Christopher Columbus

 

 

I see postcards

I see postcards

“Life is as large as you explore it.” -Andrija Jonić, Refren   

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust #2

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust #2

 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  – Confucius

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Wanderlust
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust

 

Travel makes one modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”  – gustauve flaubert

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Wanderlust
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Weekly photo challenge – Security

Weekly photo challenge – Security

 

If it doesn’t open it’s not your door  ”   – Unknown

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Security
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
That is why people here live longer

That is why people here live longer

[Chanel]

Chios Mastic is a natural, aromatic resin in teardrop shape produced from the mastic tree (pistacia lentiscus var. chia) only growing in the southern part of Chios Island. The uniqueness of the product is attributed not only to a deep-rooted tradition in cultivation, but also to certain soil and weather conditions that favour mastic tree’s flourishing.” Read more HERE and HERE

Explore Chios Island’s renowned mastic product in its medieval settlement complex, known as Mastichochoria (meaning mastic villages), which date back to the 14th century. Up to this day mastic harvesting and all other processes are done by hand. Moreover, mastic is nowadays used for medicinal purposes as well as in cosmetics. Read more HERE

The island of Chios [chiosonline.gr]

These tiny horses may have once taken Achilles to Troy

These tiny horses may have once taken Achilles to Troy

National Geographic

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Small horse breed
  • They adapted to the local conditions
  • No white markings of any kind
  • A thicker mane and tail
  • A non-domesticated horse
  • Strong hard hooves
  • Expressive eyes
  • A handsome head
  • A much larger population
  • They were used in agriculture
  • The welfare of the Skyrian horses
  • A definable breed
  • From a conservation perspective but also form a welfare perspective
  • An education perspective to change local people’s opinion
  • Reconstruct the pedigrees
  • That was our main concern
  • From the horses that we bread
  • Has value in a contemporary society
  • Not a long history of equine  activity
  • Go off into the big wide world
  • To promote the Skyrian pony
  • To produce better quality Skyrian  horses

 

The Skyrian horse

Existing primarily on the secluded island of Skyros, the Skyrian horse, or Skyros pony, looks as if it were meant for a child. Although it shares many of the proportions of larger horses, the breed stands at a mere 100 to 110 cm (3.2to 3.6 ft). Some legends connect the small but mighty Skyrian horse with those that Achilles took to Troy, while other theories link the breed to the small horses that appear on the frieze of the Parthenon temple in Athens. There is no concrete proof for these claims, but evidence suggests that the breed has survived relatively isolated in Greece for several thousand years.

Due to declining use of horsepower, overgrazing of livestock on Skyros, and interbreeding with donkeys on the island, the number of Skyrian horses has decreased. Only about 300 horses are left. To preserve the rare breed, organizations such as the Skyros Island Horse Trust working to increase the population and encourage locals to protect the horses. The hope is to increase the genetic pool of Skyrian horses on the island to prevent their numbers from dwindling. [national geographic]

Read more about the Skyrian horse HERE

skyros

 

Paint the sky and make it yours #18

Paint the sky and make it yours #18

Paint the sky #17

Photography  by : vocabularyinchunks
Quote of the day (31)

Quote of the day (31)

Quote 31

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
–  G r e e k    P r o v e r b  –
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