Jesus’ ‘Crown of Thorns’

An ancient relic that many Christians revere as Jesus Christ’s “Crown of Thorns” has made a special public appearance at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

According to three of the canonical Gospels a woven crown of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. It was one of the instruments of the Passion, employed by Jesus’ captors both to cause him pain and to mock his claim of authority. It is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew (27:29), Mark (15:17), and John (19:2, 5) and is often alluded to by the early Church Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others.

and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they…

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The baptism site of Lord Jesus Christ, River of Jordan – Amman

The baptism site of Lord Jesus Christ, River of Jordan – Amman

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:13-17

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Mad for Madrid


The stunning city of Madrid is the capital of Spain. The city centre is surrounded by elegant boulevards, and well manicured parks. In addition to its modern side,  it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets.

The main shopping area and tourist attractions start at C/Alcala and runs for about 13 kilometers to the Plaza de Espana. You will see more than one hundred years of history.

The Palacio Real was commissioned by Felipe V after the earlier Alcázar was lost to a fire in 1734. The Royal Palace is rarely used by the royal family today, and many of its 3,000 rooms are open to view. The architects principally responsible for the final design, which reflects the taste of the Spanish Bourbons, were Italian – Giambattista Sacchetti and Francesco Sabatini – with contributions by the Spaniard Ventura Rodríguez. Filippo Juvarra, Felipe V’s first…

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Paris (with Disneyland)

Salt & Coconuts

A Cheap Getaway to Paris

It was only last minute that we decided to go to Paris. After receiving a random email from Eurostar that they had super-saver packages on London to Paris journeys, we felt that it would be rude not to go! If you keep your eye on Eurostar’s website, they do some great deals. Our trips merely costed £28 each way (total of £116 for two return tickets) which I’m sure you’ll agree is an incredible price (typically the Eurostar could set you back anything between £70-£169). I’ve just had a look on their site and this is what they’ve currently got on offer:

Prices for Standard tickets – 2 people £28pp each way, 3 people £27pp each way, 4 to 9 people £25pp each way’

These prices are going on for the rest of this year and in to the new…

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The Dead Sea experience in Israel


After the sandy roads of the Negev desert we arrive at the Dead Sea. You can feel the air changing into a breeze of salt. The atmosphere is different than before. That’s because we are at the deepest hypersaline lake in the world – 423 meters below sea-level. First we take some photo’s of the surroundings.Now we are ready to take a bath. But first we need to cross the hot beach! 


My little brother and sister run without the flip-flops over the sand. But on the halfway to the sea they notice that the sand becomes hotter. There is no way back! I never saw them running so hard. I prefer to take the time without burning my feet. When you enter the dead sea you need to be careful. Every wound could be pricking if the skin touches the big concentration of salt.

First I try to look for…

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Buenas noche a todos el mundo,hoy voy a proponer una ensalada que he hecho en casa,rapida,facil da hacer,como una buena ensalada de patatas.Se tarda poco tiempo en prepararlo,tiene un coste bajo,se puede hacer en cualquier dia de la semana.Dicho esto vamos con la receta.


  1. Dificultad baja
  2. Tiempo total de preparacion 45 minutos
  3. Dosis para 6 personas
  4. Coste bajo


  1. 7 patatas
  2. 2 cebollas cortada a juliana
  3. 6 huevos
  4. 3 tomates maduros partidos en tiras
  5. 200 gr.aceituna verde
  6. 100 gr. de champiñones
  7. 200 gr. de pechuga de pollo
  8. 40 gr. de mantequilla
  9. 100 gr. de jamon york
  10. 100 ml. de aceite virgen extra
  11. sal fina y pimienta negra que se necesita


Empezamos con hervir las patatas y los huevos,una vez que son hechos lo sacamos del agua dejando que se va enfriando.

Mientras esperamos que la patatas sean hechas,cortamos las pechuga en tiras,despues lo cocinamos en una sarte con…

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Mount Lycabettus: The Refuge of Wolves


Autumn in Athens is just like summer. I was just there in October, and was surprised how warm it was for the time of year, 27c. I guess winter is quite mild in Greece compared to northern Europe.

On this beautiful warm day I decided to visit a place I haven’t been to before. Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, 300 meters above sea level.  Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves.

I started my journey at Syntagma Square, which is right at the centre of Athens. The mount is about a twenty minutes walk away I would say and is one of the best ways to spend a morning or late afternoon in Athens. You could walk all the way up, which I think is the best way, as you can enjoy a stunning view of the…

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Renewable Energy In India In Hindi  ( नविन ओर नवीकरणीय ( अक्षय ) उर्जा ओर भारत )

Anokhi Roshani

मुझे यह बताते हुए बेहद ख़ुशी हो रही हे की भारत ने अक्षय उर्जा ( Renewable Energy ) यानि नवीकरणीय उर्जा के क्षेत्र में काफ़ी प्रगति की हे. यहाँ तक की भारत ने पीछले दस सालो में पांच गुना से भी अधिक प्रगति की हे.

पृथ्वी पर कई स्त्रोत हे जिनका कभी क्षय नहीं होता ओर नवीनी करण होता रहता हे. इन स्त्रोत में से उत्पादित की जाने वाली उर्जा को अक्षय उर्जा, या नवीकरणीय उर्जा कहते हे.

Types of Renewable Energy ( अक्षय उर्जा के प्रकार ) :-

Solar Power ( सौर उर्जा ) :-


  • सौरउर्जा उर्जा का मुख्य स्त्रोत हे. सूरज के द्वारा प्राप्त की गयी उर्जा को सौरउर्जा कहते हे.
  • भारत ने 2017 साल के अनुसार तक़रीबन 12.28 GW सौरउर्जा उत्पन्न की हे. भारत सरकार का लक्ष्य हे की यह अंक २०२२ तक 100 GW हो जाये.
  • भारत में सौरउर्जा के उत्पादन में सबसे अधिक प्रगति ओर…

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Ambon: Rising after Sectarian Conflicts

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Ambon (Maluku - Indonesia) Ambon (Maluku – Indonesia)

The sunset was beautifully reflected through the sea water of Ambon Bay (Maluku Province, Indonesia). It shone brightly in the dark, accompanied by a faint adhan sound (Islamic call to pray) from a local mosque. A peaceful moment. A peaceful life that lasts forever, a wish of every Ambonese I talked to, would say. No more conflicts, please. We had enough.

Ambon had bloody diaries in its history. A conflict occurred in 1999, and it lasted for years and spread throughout the Maluku Province. Religions. Christians versus Muslims. Ethnicity. The Moluccans versus the non-Moluccans. Economic gap. Social issues. Bigotry.  Name it, of all possible causes that increase the intensity of a conflict within a plural society.

Nearly ten thousand people died, many injured, hundred thousands of homes destroyed, and many had to leave the island. A collapsed island, financially and emotionally. Another almost similar conflict followed ten years later…

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