Δευτέρα, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2008

MY WORLD TUESDAY: THREE FAVORITES


I have a confession to make to all my blog friends.
I thought of three things that they were important to me for this week's My World and i couldn't choose one of them.

So i decided to make a post for all of them.

I hope you like it and not be tired of it.
First, i want to share with you our day trip.
On Saturday, my family(all five) and my sister's family(all four)
went to Prokopi village, Evia.
The weather was fantastic for a trip.

Cloudy and not very cold.
The nature's colours were great and the smell from the wet ground was amazing.





We visited the Orthodox church of St.John the Russian.


He's very important saint and even today makes many miracles.

Many people even from other religions visit this church.
Then we had lunch to a Greek tavern.


We came back home at 8 pm.

The second thing i want to share is today's anniversary of Polytechnic school.

In 1973 the students of the universities all over the country decided to make a resistance against dictatorship and bring democracy back to Greece, after seven long years.

The dictators sent an army tank to pull down the iron gate of Polytechnic school.

All the students that they were on the gate, smashed and killed by the tank.


It was the beginning of the dictatorship's end.

The democracy came back to Greece but many young people died.

For the honour of those who died for the democracy,every year this day, the students of all schools have a selebration of their memory,like a memorial service.

And last, but not least, something that touch my feelings deeply.

Every year before Christmas, the society of people who paint with their mouth or feet (they have no hands), send to several people a new year's calendar, five Christmas cards and many mini cards for gifts.


It's up to anyone to send the money that all these cost.

It is the only income they have.

They have dignity and they don't begg for any help.



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28 σχόλια:

ewok1993 είπε...

Nice three-part my world entry. I love the photos and the sentiments/text that go along with it. Thanks for taking time to share your world.

Lucky Archer - Lakis Velotris είπε...
Αυτό το σχόλιο αφαιρέθηκε από έναν διαχειριστή ιστολογίου.
Sylvia K είπε...

I love the photos and the sentiments, stories about your trip, your country. And, oh, the pictures of the Greek food made me hungrily remember the wonderful I had in Greece when I visited there many years ago. So sad that so many had to lose their lives so that Democracy could live. Thank you!

Migs CFL fan είπε...

Awesome pics, thanks for the tour of your hometown. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Maria είπε...

Thank you to share your world! I enjoyed your trip, your photos of the beautiful autumn landscape, and I like the celebrations in memory of the young students giving their lives for democracy. Greek food is lovely, too! I remember my stay in Saloniki at my husband's sister's family... :P
Have a nice week, Antigoni! And thank you again for the award, I have passed it on today!

babooshka είπε...

I enoyeda virtual walk around your very different world to mine.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT είπε...

Great trip and World.

fishing guy είπε...

Antigoni: What a neat story of the trip and the church. The other story of the people is sad.

Jan είπε...

This is a wonderful My World post. Thank you. I love your photos, too. My favorite is the stream.

Leslie: είπε...

Wonderful choices to share with us and I didn't mind at all. It is terrible how people need to die for democracy.

marina είπε...

So many in one package! How did you manage it? We enjoyed the trip and the "souvlakia"- what was left for us ofcourse!!!
LOL!!!
:D

Sandradb είπε...

Wonderful post with various themes and they are all interesting indeed!

Inkivääri είπε...

So nice pics and story about you life - thank you for sharing! Have a nice week!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI είπε...

i like to buy the cards painted by these artists - they are always very pretty, and i admire them greatly for their work

Maria είπε...

Antigoni, sorry for the mistake! What could I do?

Greyscale Territory είπε...

Lovely photos! And that church is a fascinating piece of architecture!

Arija είπε...

All three posts were very worth while. So many young people die fighting for freedom. In my homeland of Latvia too many had to die to rid us of the Russian annexation.
Here in Australia we also have the foot and mouth painters who sustain themselves by selling their cards. Most are really excellent artists.
Thank you for your thoughtful posts.

Your EG Tour Guide είπε...

Three worthy posts in one. Wonderful!

Denise είπε...

Wonderful post Antigoni, all your photographs and accompanying commentary was very interesting. The story of the students is very moving. Also about the Christmas artists. My mother and father would buy those cards from similar people in England when I was growing up. Great My World post!

Sailor Girl είπε...

THANKS FOR SHOWING THIS WONDERFUL WORLD!!!!!!
(it was only difficult for me to look at those awsome fried potatoes, as I'm on a rigorous diet and am not allowed to eat them... LOL)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest είπε...

Wonderful sentiments here Antigoni and I remember those happenings in the early 70's...so sad.

The Good Life in Virginia είπε...

a touching post ... we all too often forget the cost of democracy for all. it does not come without a price.

let's all remember those who sacrificed for those who remain.

take care and thank you for sharing your thoughts and photographs with all of us.

Wren είπε...

What a nice selection and variety - thanks for sharing your world with us.

Denise BC είπε...

I thank you for sharing your world. Grateful for the nice visit.
Hugs, Denise

Louise είπε...

It would be hard to choose. The first part, about your little trip, is so unusual to me. That is NOT the Greece I usually see in pictures!

soulbrush είπε...

wonderful views, specially that tree beside the house.

Brit' Gal Sarah είπε...

Very nice post for My World, your trip looked wonderful and yummy food too.

Catherine είπε...

Oh, no!! Greek food with French fries ?? I know they're good but not very typical : )
The democracy deserves this celebration, not to forget that young men lose their life for freedom.
The sending of painting by the society is an excellent idea. Here, in France, we're so solicitated by so many organisations that people have to make their choice, we can't participate to so many charities. I think Association are exchanging their addresses list.
Bonne soirée.