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La vie en rose


 
"Je vois la vie en rose..." 

Spring is here

 
A little bit of green
 
After a long, cold, white winter, spring is here at last.
 
The birds are singing, the grass is growing, the sun is shining, the flowers are appearing.
 
Spring is here, the best time of the year.

April in Athens

 
 
Of late Athens has been a lot in the news and when a city is constantly in the news, it’s not good news.

Financial crisis, unemployment, riots, illegal emigrants, strikes,  all this  painted a very gloomy picture of the city.

Venice

 
Part two
 
Venice, July the 10th
 

Venice, a thousand years ago

Part one
 
This is from my diary. I went to Venice as a student with two friends and now it seems as if this happened one thousand years ago.
 
Venice, July the 9th
 

Marburg

I have wanted to visit the city of Marburg for a long time and finally I managed to do so on a gloriously sunny September day. Taking a train from Frankfurt, I got there at noon.
 
My first impression of a dirty central train station undergoing repair and expansion works, wasn’t great but I took a bus uphill and everything looked much better.
 

And 10 more…

Well, 10 are not enough I thought as soon as I finished the previous post. Realizing that I left out some very important places and monuments, I’m now adding them in haste:
 
1.Pao de Acucar or Sugarloaf Mountain. The famous statue of Jesus Christ over the city of Rio de Janeiro. An incredible view from a peak that can be reached by taking two cable cars.
 
2.Great Wall of China. Guide books always mention that it is the only man-made work that can be seen from the moon. Undoubtedly the most famous touristic site in this huge country.