Tuesday, 21 March 2017

DESKTOP 1330 - CHIOS ISLAND

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, seven kilometres off the Asia Minor coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island has a port for merchant shipping. The island produces a unique mastic gum, famous since antiquity and now widely used around the world as a culinary and pharmaceutical ingredient. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages, and the 11th century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island.

Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Chios regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Chios (town). Locals refer to Chios town as "Chora" (literally meaning "land" or "country", but usually refers to the capital or a settlement at the highest point of a Greek island).

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

DESKTOP 1327 - PONDLIFE

Mayflies in the morning at the pond in the Darebin Parklands, Fairfield, Melbourne, Australia.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.