Sailing across Aegean sea with friends
This is a FourWinns Vista 245 in good shape.Two 4,3L omc's keep it rolling smoothly in the waters of the Aegean...
Cruising in Santorinis Caldera with S/Y Eleftheria is a unique experience. The boat is a one of a kind KAIKI with stabilizers for a smooth ride and great service for the passengers . The boat is the design that has been sailing the Aegean waters for more than 2000 years and has a way of making the cruise a pleasure.
Harmandali, popular folk dance of the Aegean coast performed by the Georgia Tech Turkish Folk Dancing group at the 2008 Performance Night
HS Nearchos D-219 / USS Waddell DDG-24
On May 29 2006 two Hellenic / Greek navy Super Vita-type FAC(M)s, the HS Rousen (P-67) and HS Daniolos (P-68), each fired one MBDA MM-40 Block 2 Exocet Surface-to-Surface missile against HS Nearchos (D-219), the former USS Waddell DDG-24, a decommissioned Charles F. Adams Class guided missile destroyer.
The missile shot by HS Rousen ran a 64 km straight course, while that from HS Daniolos, ran a 44 km dog-leg course. Also taking part were a Sikorsky S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter, which fired a Hellfire II air-to-surface missile and HS Triton (S-112), a Type 209/1100 submarine, which fired a SST-4 torpedo.
Following the day-long firings, HS Nearchos finally sunk late in the evening.
More pictures are located here:
The Super Vita-type FAC(M)s or 62m Roussen Class fast attack craft are the Hellenic navy's latest ships. Meant primarily for use in the Aegean Sea, their weapons include one Oto Breda Super Rapid 76mm gun, two Oto Breda 30mm guns, a Ramsys GMWS Mk31 RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile)16 cells w/surface-to-air capability, and 8 Exocet ITL70A surface-to-surface missiles. The ship is also fitted with the Tacticos combat management system. Countermeasures include Argo Systems AR900 electronic support measures system and the Sippican SRBOC decoy launcher. The main propulsion system is four MTU 20V 538 TB93 diesels, 18,740hp, in two machinery spaces, each driving a fixed-pitch propeller. The maximum speed is 35kt and the range is in excess of 1,800nm at 12kt
The Adams Class Veterans Association, Inc. (ACVA, Inc.) is working to establish an ADAMS Ship Museum in Jacksonville, Florida (USA).
Visit them at: www.adamsclassddgvets****
Video used courtesy of youTube user otrelostouxwriou
Is college football a positive influence in American universities? Debating this topic are professors Thomas Palaima and Lino Graglia.
Lino Graglia is the Dalton Cross Professor of Law. Professor Graglia has written that big-time college football is a "fraudulent enterprise."
Thomas Palaima is the Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor and founding Director of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory in the Department of Classics. He is also UT's representative to the national Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics.
The event was the second in a series called the Texas Chautauquas, faculty debates on issues of local and national interest that are hosted by the Texas IP Fellows program at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas IP Fellows are Natural Science and Liberal Arts majors who design interdisciplinary minors on topics of personal interest.
This Island Life, examines aspects of life on the Aegean island of Ikaria.
On Saturday, June 14, 2008, a Festival of Greek Dance was held in the village of Rahes, and this film, one of several on this site, is a compilation of many the dances performanced during the evening. The festival took place on the village basketball court, under lights that attracted hundreds of moths and other airborne insects which fell constantly onto the heads of the audience below. This probably explains why only half the lights were turned on during the performances. Unfortunately, this also made it extremely difficult to get good, well lit footage of the dances.
Audience chatter and the constant movement of children and adults across the 'stage' seems to be part and parcel of any event of this type, given the location, and the hot summer night. In the end, it all goes towards creating yet another unforgettable and unique Greek island experience.
The wonderful thing about this festival is the way the community totally involves itself in the event. Rather than assume the constant chatter and movement as being disrespectful to the musicians and dancers, instead take this as a sign of the audiences involvement and connection with the music and dancing. Quite frankly, I'm surprised the adults didn't get up and dance during the three hour show themselves. Greeks find it very difficult to sit and watch something like this, when their natural inclination is to get up and join in.
Also take note of some of the children in the film. There are brief shots of young kids on the basketball court, trying to learn the dances while they are being performed by the groups taking part in the festival. Later on you can see these same children, some probably no older than five or six years of age, joining in with the adults to dance the Ikariotiko at the end of the night. It would of course, be unthinkable to tell the children to keep out of the way while the adults did 'their thing'. The children are literally learning at the feet of the adult dancers.
Speaking of the Ikariotiko... the music you hear throughout the film is the traditional Ikarian dance known by that name. The music is performed here on a Tsampouna, an instrument made out of goat skin, which has obvious links to the Scottish bagpipe and the gaida. I should also add, the Ikariotiko is played constantly at festivals, weddings, parties, in deed at celebrations and occasions of all types. And not just once per night, but many times. Each musician has his or her own variation of the tune, and some musicians are still remembered and spoken about today, long after their passing, because of the way they played the dance.
I love how the musician actually spends a full minute and 20 seconds (1:20), playing an extended introduction to the main tune. This gives audience and performers alike plenty of time to make their way onto the basketball court and join lines in readiness for the dance to begin.
To my great regret, I did not get the name of the female playing the Tsampouna, nor did I take any footage of her during the dance, which finished off the evening's entertainment. However, as chance would have it, she happened to walk past my camera just before I turned it off at the end of the dance. I have captured a frame from the video and added it as a still image just before the final credits appear as a way to acknowledge her performance.
A comment added to one of my other videos suggests the musician is Eva Kratsa. Another source thought she lived on the island of Mykonos.
This is an unedited film of the Ikariotiko, which finished the festival celebrations. I have also used the tune as a soundtrack to a compilation of the dance program on another film on this site called, This Island Life: Rahes Dance Festival.
Kourounia village, the waves at Agalatou beach, northwestern coast of Chios island, Aegean sea, Greece
Kourounia village, unique sunrises and sunsets from Agalatou beach, north-western coast of Chios island, Aegean sea, Greece
HAF Mirage chase Tuaf F-16 over Aegean
Πυξ Λαξ-Τι είναι αυτό που μας ενώνει
Θα 'θελα μια νύχτα στ' ανέμου το νησί
να 'βρισκα της μοίρας το ψεύτικο κρασί
εκείνο που σε βγάζει απ' την παγωνιά
να το πιω και να φύγω μακριά
Για να σε βρω στης Σμύρνης την άσβεστη φωτιά
να μου φανερώνεις του Αιγαίου τα μυστικά
να μου τραγουδήσεις πράγματα γνωστά
και να νιώθω πως σε ξέρω από παλιά
Τι 'ναι αυτό που μας ενώνει
μας χωρίζει μας πληγώνει
είναι ο χρόνος που τελειώνει
και ξανά μένουμε μόνοι...
I would like one night at the wind's island
to find the destiny's fake wine
The one that gets you out of the frost
to drink it & to leave away...
To find you at Smyrne at the un-erasing fire
to reveal to me the Aegean's secrets
to sing to me familiar things
& to feel that I know you from the past..
What is this that join us
that separate us,that hurts us
It's the time that is running out
& we stay alone again...
We saw it from another ship; the Aegean II. There's no sound because I recorded it with a photo camera, and the sound was too bad.
Isfahan AKA half of the world!!!
Esfahān or Isfahan (historically also rendered as Ispahan or Hispahan, Old Persian: Aspadana, Middle Persian: Spahān, Persian: اصفهان Esfahān), located about 340 km south of Tehran at [show location on an interactive map] 32°39′5″N, 51°40′45″ECoordinates: [show location on an interactive map] 32°39′5″N, 51°40′45″E, is the capital of Esfahan Province and Iran's third largest city (after Tehran and Mashhad). Esfahan City had a population of 1,986,542 and the Esfahan metroplitan area had a population of 3,430,353 in the 2006 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran.
The cities of Najafabad, Khaneh Esfahan, Khomeini-shahr, Shahin-shahr, Zarrinshahr, Mobarakeh, Falavarjan and Fouladshahr all constitute the metropolitan city of Esfahan.
Esfahan is located on the main north-south and east-west routes crossing Iran, and was once one of the largest cities in the world. It flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th century under the Safavid dynasty, when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. It is famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. This led to the Persian proverb Esfahān nesf-e jahān ast: "Esfahan is half of the world".
The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Esfahan is one of the biggest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments ranging from the Sassanid to the Safavid dynasties. Remaining Islamic architectural sites were built from 11th to the 19th century while older pre-Islamic monuments date back to 1000 B.C.
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Music: Moein - isfahan
دلم مي خواد به اصفهان برگردم - معين
Alexander the Great of ancient Macedonia, the man that spread the ancient Greek civilization, culture and language in entire the known ancient world
BBC Documentary, Michael Wood in the footsteps of Alexander the Great
Ancient Greek History
Alexander addressing at his troops:
"We can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage FOR AS GREEKS we should not be slaves to barbarians"
[Ancient historian, Callisthenes of Olynthus 1.15]
"WE SHALL FIGHT FOR GREECE, and OUR HEARTS WILL ALWAYS BE IN IT"
[Ancient historian, Arrian of Nicomedia, Anabasis Alexandri]
The historians and ancient scripts told about
Alexander Philip Ptolemy Hephaestion the Macedonians
Plato Socrates Pericles Solon Thucydides the Athenians
Leonidas Lycurgus Lysander Menelaus the Spartans
Hercules Plutarch Pindar Pelopidas Epaminondas the Boeotians
Agamemnon Iphigeneia the Mycenaean's
Achilles Jason Patroclus the Thessalians
Hippocrates Asclepius Odysseus Homer Ajax Theseus Aristotle Pausanias Pythagoras Herodotus Xenophon Democritus Euclid Archimedes and many many others all were from different places of ancient Greece.
All together call their self's Hellenes(Greeks) but every one of them self-reported in additional with the place of their birth, they had the same ways visuals language ideology idols arts names architectures rituals customs traditions myths heroes civilization culture ideals beliefs and anything defines a nation nowadays
In order to be Athenian or Macedonian or Spartan or etc. you have the previous characteristics (you are Greek)
Alexander Macedonians Greece Europe Asia Africans Aegean East Egyptians Indians Pakistan Iraq Iran Arabia Babylon Persepolis Alexandria Library Lebanon Syria Israel Hebrew Palestine Siwa Nile Mediterranean Romans Armenians Bactrians Scythians Tehran Kurdistan Afghanistan Tajikistan Uzbekistan Chaeronea Gaugamela Issus Tyre educations Myths religions Legends Battles deaths tombs mounted horses rides bestrides elephants javelins legions army armies music honors glory prestige Conquests campaigns Expeditions Covers Tourneys Tilts Soldiers Warriors Weapons Phalanxes ancestry Spear descents Hellenism Empires Generations genealogy flags lineages Kingdoms Omen charges Oracles Origins family stocks nations Symbols vestiges enemies enemy races hostiles rush Bloods Royals Literatures Imperials Gordian knots Thebans Hellenistic years Hellenism Pella Vergina Stars Epirus Illyrians Macedon Thebes Ionians Doric Olympians Gods Zeus Amyntas Phillip Darius Bucephalus Iliad Troy Cleopatra Cyrus Xerxes Darius Roxanne Roxana Porus
The clip 12 days later from Troy (2004)
Open the gates! Open the gates!
Don't go too close, my king.
This is the will of the gods.
They desecrated the temple of Apollo...
...and Apollo desecrated their flesh.
They thought they could come here and sack our city in a day.
Now look at them, fleeing across the Aegean.
What is this?
An offering to Poseidon. The Greeks are praying for a safe return home.
I hope the sea god spits in their offering.
Lets them all drown at the bottom of the sea.
This is a gift. We should take it to the temple of Poseidon.
I think we should burn it.
My prince, it's a gift to the gods.
The prince is right.
I would burn the whole of Greece if I had a big enough torch.
I warn you, good men, be careful what you insult.
Our beloved Prince Hector had sharp words for the gods...
The clip Agamemnon's true motives from Troy (2004) with Brian Cox, John Shrapnel
I always thought my brother's wife was a foolish woman...
...but she's proved to be very useful.
Nothing unifies a people like a common enemy.
The Trojans have never been conquered.
Some say they can't be conquered.
Old King Priam thinks he's untouchable behind his high walls.
He thinks the sun god will protect him.
But the gods protect only...
If Troy falls...
...I control the Aegean.
Hector commands the finest army in the east.
And Troy is built to withstand a 10-year siege.
There won't be a 10-year siege.
I'll attack them with the greatest force the world has ever seen.
I want all the kings of Greece and their armies.
Send emissaries in the morning.