Archive for June, 2007
Blue Lagoon which communicates world of healing power, wellness and beauty, is founded on a unique source of geothermal seawater that originates in Iceland’s extreme environment.
Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is a part of a unique ecocycle where high technology and nature work in perfect harmony in Iceland’s extreme environment, bringing us Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its active ingredients and healing power.
The origin of the seawater is from 2000 meters beneath the surface.In its travels through porous lava, a blend of sea and fresh water undergoes mineral exchange and then near the surface, concentration occurs, due to vaporization, evaporation and finally, sedimentation
Read more: http://www.bluelagoon.com/
June 22nd, 2007
The Monastery of Stavronikita is located on the eastern shore of the peninsula, at an altitude of 50 m above sea level. It is the last of the monasteries built on Mount Athos and has the shape of a fortress.
It occupies the fifteenth rank in the hierarchical order of the twenty Athonite monasteries. It is inhabited by 28 monks (1990) and is coenobitic (communal).
The monastery has repeatedly been destroyed by fire in 1067, 1817, 1864 and 1879. Its katholikon is dedicated to Saint Nicolas and it was built between 1527-1536. Its wall murals were performed by the Cretan artist Theophanes. It maintains the architecture of the katholika of the Athonite monasteries. Its templon is painted by Theophanes and its theme is the Dodecaorton. Aside from the katholikon, there are six chapels inside and outside the monastery. The refectory is on the first floor of the south wing of the monastery and it is frescoed by painters of the Cretan school.
The library houses 170 manuscripts and several thousands of printed books. Into the treasure house are kept precious treasures, such as holy relics, liturgical vessels and crosses
Read more: http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/
June 21st, 2007
The most difficult thing will be leaving again. Fréjus, located in Provence in the département of Var, was the very first naval base in the Mediterranean in the days of the Ancient Romans. This prosperous town, steeped in emotion and history, is now a centre for Art and culture, in the heart of the Riviera, an ideal holiday destination with plenty of things to see and do without ever losing that sense of subtlety.
Located at the heart of a uniquely beautiful gulf in a conservation area, Fréjus provides a superb lifestyle right through the year, with great leisure activities and a relaxing atmosphere: Fragrance and Perfume Trail, cycle trips, mountain biking, walks or rides through dense forests, visits to wonderful flower gardens, romantic walks in the Maures or Estérel – an invitation to set the senses reeling.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the MEDITERRANEAN stretched out before you, blue, fresh and crystal clear. Imagine the golden sand trickling through your fingers and, on the horizon, a sail moving lazily along
Read more: http://www.frejus.fr/
June 19th, 2007