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30 December 2010

Where Sirens Lived

The story about Odysseus (Odysseus That Sailes 10 Years Round Sicily) was interesting for me because Homer tells about the Thyrrenian sea and about the coast of Campania.

In fact, even if the heroe passed more time to sail round Sicily, he passed near Sirens, too. Sirens were very beautiful females with feathering. They chanted to attract with their voices the passing sailors and ate them.

Scientists wanted to understand where is the place they (Sirens) lived, precisely, and if this legend can be truth. One of the possible destinations is situated not far from Sorrento. The village has the name Sirenuse till today.

So, how was it possible to listen those special voices? As you see on my photo, the coast is rocky. Some places have very good acoustics. But it is unpossible to hear voices of the persons from the ships. Than, scientists noticed that the "chants" of the Mediterranean Monk Seals (one of the most endangered mammals in the world today) that were very numerous in antiquity here are loud enough to be heard from the ships. And so this is one of the possible explanations of the phenomena.

Кампания, Италия 

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25 December 2010

Winter in Moscow

Moscow is a city where I was different times but don't feel it as a place I know good enough. Moscow is too big to know it. Than, it changes very quickly. I found these very interesting photos that show the capital from very interesting point of view. Winter. Not too cold -it seems to me, because there is fog and the water in Moskwa-river is not frozen else. But there is snow on the streets. Beautiful...

Сиреневый туман...
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Декабрь в Москве
«Декабрь в Москве» на Яндекс.Фотках

Зимние сказки Москвы
«Зимние сказки Москвы» на Яндекс.Фотках

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21 December 2010

Sistine Chapel Panoramic View

This part of Sistine Chapel that is situating in Vatican's residence of the Pope is known evrywhere. Not all other pictures decorating maybe the most known chapel in the world, are as much fortunate as this picture is.

To allow all the people in the world to admire the masterpiece of Michelangelo, Vatican ordered it's panoramic view uploaded in an internet site. We often criticize church and do not think how many good things the priests do. This is one of such examples (if we think how much costs this work).

To enjoy the view, you can not only move the image right/ left but you can zoom every part with the wheel of your mouse too. Here is the link

By the way, I read somewhere about the restoration that allowed to discover:  the original figure in the center of the chapel (Anchestors of Christ) was nude. The later owners of the chapel were scandalized by this view and ordered to cloth the body.


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15 December 2010

Italy Means Good Food

In only few months, the weather will change it's cold side here, the sun will shine brightly and many persons will come in Italy to know it's treasures.

One of these treasures is the so called Mediterranean Diet.


About it, there is one sad thing to tell you. The UE wants to destroy natural and for this reason precious aliments  produced in Italy (and in other countries). They vote all the laws in favour of great industries and "kill" this way little producers. And you know how the industrial food is. Personally, I suffer allergy on all the industrian additives and have to use only natural aliments, so, all the persons like me suffer from such decisions of corrupt deputats in UE parlament.

Well, I began to told you about the unusual possibilities to visit Europe and Italy. I was very surprized to find many "gastronomic"  tours among the offers of different tour operators. I just told you about the quality of the local wines (Passion For Wines From Vesuvius and other posts about the tasting) and explained why the wines and other aliments from Vesuvius are so different. In that posts I told that all those little fabrics are possible to visit and not only taste and purchase what you like from their products, you can even help the owners to make their specialities: olive oil, as example. This kind of relax -stay in a farm- is very popular in Italy so that you can find many similar farms in every region of the country today.

Gourmet walk, wine & cheese tasting, pasta-making, chocolate enjoying (even chocolate & wine "spas" -you remember, I just wrote about them) -all this seems to be for warm time tourism... But invention of attractions does not finish here. The winter-tourists, specially ski-lovers are persons too.

So, they decided to satisfy all the skiing gourmets. The notice of 2 days ago tells about the ski "excursions" when the group visits 10 restaurants descending the mountains. They eat a little piece of speciality of the restaurant, continue their way, enter an other restaurant etc.

Дёминский марафон 2010.
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05 December 2010

Nepal: The Roof of the World

One of my friends, Peng Bo, scolded me that I write about all the countries except Nepal. I thought, he is right. I'm bounded in some ways with this country, through our Teachers, but there are not often notices about this country in the news and travel sites. I decided to give a look at the photos of Nepal in the Russian photos-site I use normally. Here what I found special -from my point of view.

When we think about Nepal, we imagine something like this:

Священная гора Мачапучаре
«Священная гора Мачапучаре» на Яндекс.Фотках

Did you notice the dimensions of the man and the mountains? You can feel like an ant near our 1130m high mountains. What has to feel a person there, in Himalaya? Like a grain of sand? One friend said me that it's very hard for many persons to stay there for the rarefied air. (I asked him if it's possible to stay there for a month or more.) So, if you have the interntion to go there, you have first try to stay ther some days, a normal touristic visit. Than, if everything was OK, you can rest for more time in this country.

Сердце Гималаев
«Сердце Гималаев» на Яндекс.Фотках

Строгие взгляды...
«Строгие взгляды...» на Яндекс.Фотках

But Nepal is a "normal" country too. The life in it's big cities, like the capital,  do not differ too much from that of all others in the world:

«Школьницы» на Яндекс.Фотках

What can you find there? You will not believe...
-8 from 10 highest mountains of the Earth.
-Not so little state as you imagine looking on the  map: it's bigger than Austria and Swiss together.
-the lost world of an antique Kingdom Mustang (Lo) with the pure Tibetan culture in it (this territory has to be partially clothed for visits till today, they say).
-To drink you have to buy water in bottles. It's forbidden to drink raw water. ( I thought, it has to be the best water there...)
-the main religion is... Guess... Hinduism. 90% There are only 5% of Buddhists.

There are interesting rules of behaviour for tourists but it's for the next post about Nepal.
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