Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

THE OCEAN CLEAN UP!

Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. Source: The Ocean Clean up

Ou-la-la...J. Lo! ( Jennifer Lopez)

A photo is worth a thousand words. (From In Style- ZACH JOHNSON 

Today is the day!

Eye of newt, and toe of frog. For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." Macbeth- Shakespeare

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's Halloween time!

it's halloween time. Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, vampires are all out in full power for the special celebration. Witches prepares their brew. The houses in New York City welcome the feast decorating its houses. The holiday



culminates tomorrow with the grand parade on the Greenwich Village.

THE BUTTERFLY BUSH!

I must confess that I was a little skeptical about the butterfly bush which claims that  attracts butterflies. What was my surprise to see that it really attracts the butterflies!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

DOMESTIC TERRORISM!

Last night at the State Theater, before the performance of "In the Upper Room" by American Ballet Theater, a ballet with special effects of smoke, there were signs warning that the auditorium could be also filled with some smoke. This was to avoid the audience panicking due the last  events such as bombs being sent through the post office to politicians and the shoot-out at a synagogue, We are living in a state of paranoia and why not say domestic terrorism!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

WHAT'S GOING ON! WHAT'S GOING ON!

What's going on! What's going on! He can not speak but his expression says what he's thinking when he heard the sirens of a fire truck going by.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Herculaneum

UNESCO designated Herculaneum a world Heritage site. The deep pyroclastic material which
 covered it preserved wooden, roofs, doors and even food. It can be seen almost like it was before the Mount Vesuvius destroyed it in 79 AD

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A rectangular iceberg!

A rectangular iceberg? This pic has got to be a fake right? Nope, it's real. NASA spotted it last week during a flyover of Antarctica. Source CNN

THE TITANIC AGAIN!

(CNN) — If you thought the long-delayed project to launch a full-size replica of the ill-fated RMS Titanic was sunk in the water -- think again.
Just like Celine Dion sang back in 1997, the travel project will "go on and on."
Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer, who is behind the controversial initiative, announced in September that work on the ship had recommenced -- after a financial dispute with the Chinese government halted development back in 2015. The idea was first floated in 2012.
Allegedly the new ship will be an identical copy of the infamous liner, which sank in 1912 following a collision with an iceberg.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

THE DOMUS AUREA!

The Domus Aurea was a colossal architecture built by Emperor Nero after the grea
t fire which destroyed Rome.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The giant hibiscus

The giant hibiscus is a flower which measure 8 inches across. It's fabulous beautiful.

ANOTHER VIEW OF SEVILLE!

Another view os Seville from the Parasol, a magnificent example of architecture which arbor a museum, a supermarket and several restaurants.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

FILM FORUM!

Last Thursday, the premiere of the film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen for Netflix, at the new renovated Film Forum which added a new screen room. After that a big bash party at the Michelson Studios.Some celebrities were there inclusive Frances McDormand, winner of two Oscars.

The exotic Pencil cactus!

Euphorbia Tirucalli also known as Firecracker and Pencil Cactus. An unusual, highly desirable Euphorbia - Prized for the look!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Levitation!

How they do it? It's a secret, but they are good and deserve the money they get to provide us with such entertainment! Lisbon (Portugal)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Did Vesuvius vaporize its victims?

Did Vesuvius vaporize its victims? Get the facts.
Residue on bones from A.D. 79 suggests the eruption boiled people alive. But some experts aren't convinced the deaths were due to heat alone.The infamous A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius obliterated the surrounding landscape as well as residents of the Roman metropolises that stood in the volcano’s shadow. After heavy ash caused fatal building collapses in Pompeii, violent pyroclastic currents rocketed downslope and smothered the city, the nearby port town of Herculaneum, and several other sites.

Academics don’t debate the volcanic fury on display that day almost 2,000 years ago. Perhaps surprisingly, however, there is still considerable controversy about how most of its victims died. (Also find out what really happened to a headless Pompeii victim who made headlines in June.)

A team of Italian specialists recently revisited some of the most gruesome deaths in Herculaneum, in which people’s skulls had seemingly exploded. The researchers’ long-standing hypothesis has been that extreme heat was the predominant killer, causing the fluids in victims’ brains and soft tissues to quickly boil into oblivion. That notion is now supported by evidence presented in a PLOS ONE study published in September.
Robin George Andrews for National Geographic.

A Statue dedicated to Pigeons!

Maybe only in Porto ( Portugal) there is a statue dedicated to the pigeons. The pigeons  seen on this statue are sculptured pigeons and not live ones.

Monday, October 15, 2018

A dancing chicken!

Portugal is filled with street performers of all kinds. While this man plays the realejo, a chicken , seen on the right hand side, does a little dancing.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

What Michael did!

Photo by CNN team

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A territorial cat!

Who said that only dogs are territorial? This cat , in Rome, sat on the hood of his owner's car to in order to protect it.

The Botanic Garden In Lisbon

The Botanical Garden of Lisbon is a space that was projected in the mid-nineteenth century for a modern and useful complement of teaching and research of Botany in the Polytechnic School. In the heart of Lisbon and in sharp contrast to its hustle and bustle, the colors and shadows, the smells and sounds of the Polytechnic Garden give way to delight and delight. And, being a botanical garden, other functions performs the Garden, which not only the leisure.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael: One Mile of Devastation in Florida!

We used aerial images of Mexico Beach taken before and after Hurricane Michael to assess the extent of the damage along a 1.2-mile stretch of the town. Of 440 buildings we could identify, 237, or 54 percent, were destroyed and 99, or 23 percent, were severely damaged — almost all of these were homes. The level of damage sustained by the remaining structures was unclear.
By ANJALI SINGHVI, DEREK WATKINS, K.K. REBECCA LAI, TROY GRIGGS and KAREN YOURISH OCT. 12, 2018- The New York Times.

The talented Street performers.


Child ate by a giant prehistoric bird!

One Neanderthal child had a very bad day about 115,000 years ago. The child died — that much is certain — and the bones were gulped down and digested by a giant, prehistoric bird, according to archaeologists in Poland.

The Neanderthal's bones were found in Ciemna Cave, which researchers have been excavating for decades.
Credit: Paweł Valde-Nowak- Live Science.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The Stunning city Porto (Portugal)

The stunning city of Porto (Portugal)with its ornate tiles.

Monday, October 01, 2018

The Light Spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum is a portion that is visible by the human eye. During certain hours of the day we can photograph it.