The Throne Room

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The Throne Room – Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Η Αίθουσα του Θρόνου …

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Corfu Island, Greece

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Episkepsis (in Greek ‘Visit’) – Beautiful small mountain village in Northern Corfu.

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Apothecary Table, Germany

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An apothecary was a medical professional who formulated and dispensed materia medica to physicianssurgeons and patients. The modern pharmacist (in American English) or chemist (in British English) has taken over this role. The apothecaries’ investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients was a precursor to the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology.

In addition to dispensing medicines, the apothecary offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed by other specialist practitioners, such as surgeons and obstetricians. Apothecaries often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines

*Apothecary derives from the Ancient Greek word ἀποθήκη (

, “a repository, storehouse”), Latin apotheca (“repository, storehouse, warehouse”), Old French apotecaire, from Medieval Latin apothecarius (“storekeeper”), from apotheca (“shop, store”), which eventually came to mean an Apothecary, or Pharmacist.

“…and for ye shal nat tarie,

Though in this toun is noon apothecarie,
I shal myself to herbes techen yow,
That shul been for youre hele and for youre prow.”

“…and you should not linger,
Though, in this town there is no apothecary,

I will teach you about herbs myself,
That will be for your health and for your pride.”

Geoffrey Chaucer – The Nun’s Priest’s Tale <Pertelote to Chantecleer> End of 14th century.

The Little Mermaid – Copenhagen (Hype Version :D )

The sweetest little sculpture in the world if you ask me…Perfectly fit for a cute country such as Denmark !!!

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A statue of the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Langelinie. This small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and a major tourist attraction.

The statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, after he had been fascinated by a ballet based on the fairy tale. The sculptor Edward Eriksen created the statue, which was unveiled on 23 August 1913. His wife, Eline Eriksen, was the model. It has been severely vandalized several times.[1
“The Little Mermaid” (Danish: Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.

The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media, including musical theatre and animated film.

source: google, wikipedia