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Monday, 17 January 2011

Olive time


The Olive , Olea europaea, is a species of a small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin (the adjoining coastal areas of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) as well as northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give its name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees (Fraxinus). The word derives from Latin "oliva" which in turn comes from the Greek ἐλαία (elaia) ultimately from Mycenaean Greek e-ra-wa ("elaiva"), attested in Linear B syllabic script. The word 'oil' in multiple languages ultimately derives from the name of this tree and its fruit.

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Monday, 10 January 2011

The old windmill in Mitilinii Samos

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view from inside

This windmill is one of many in my Villege. Is my favorite since I always was able to see it from my window when I was child...

From Wikipedia:
A windmill is a machine which converts the
energy of wind into rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails. The main use is for a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing.Windmills have also provided energy to sawmills, paper mills, hammermills.

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From outside

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view from far away..

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The stonework inside.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Samos everywhere!

Restaurant Samos in Kopenhagen!